Originally Posted by Black Panther
From my experience, a single GPU card is always more efficient than a dual gpu one (or 2 cards in CF or SLi). Tried it both with AMD and Nvidia to reach this conclusion. Driver support is also always better for single cards as well.
It's always better to spend a couple of bucks more for a great single gpu card than go SLi or CF.
I meant dual GPU on a single PCB is more efficent than CF / SLI.
But yes, I agree a powerful single GPU is more efficient than two average ones in CF, mostly due to software limitations and drivers.
Originally Posted by Aquinus
I don't know about that, I already had one 6870 and adding a second was quite the boost for the price. Granted I don't mind waiting a little bit for stability issues to get smoothed out and I don't tend to play the newest of games the moment they come out.
I think Black Panther meant spend more on a premium GPU the first time round, so you don't have to CF later (unless you choose to later). When it comes to prolonging the life of an existing GPU, CF/SLI usually the way forward.