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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Champ, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Champ

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    Is this the new standard? I could only afford one when I built my rig, but the next one will have two. Or do the dual GPU versions do the same?
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    I would like to help you but Im not sure what your question implies:wtf:
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    I'm assuming he's asking if sli or xfire is becoming more the standard to play the latest games just due to their demands.

    My answer is I certainly hope not or my PC just got another 350 bucks more expensive lol
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    no but if you wanna play max everything all aa, dx11 hbao. tesselation, then either a dual gpu single card solution or crossfire
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    not to mention either a 2gb or 4gb card too to handle the 2560 res better like the 4gb 5970s that are rolling out sometime :eek:
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    Yeah I cant wait for them, either one of them or 2 HD5890's in crossfire would please me:D
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    I think he is talking about dual gpu cards, ex: 5970....
    He does not have money for the duals as it is becoming a standart :p
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    it's times like these that I'm glad I have a 1080i tv that looks like balls when i run 1920 w/ my pc on it so I don't need to worry about the $1000 gpus since they won't help me any :)
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    It just depends on type of games you wanna play bru, for eg. all games max settings at highest resolution then yes your gonna need something like, 2 HD5850's or 2 HD5870's in crossfire or a HD5970.:toast:
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    I know games are getting prettier and processors are getting stronger. That had me thinking dual GPU/dual card setups are the way of the future. Having everything cranked at 1080p probably does require that. It seems like something that will eventually become a standard.
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    You could be right, who knows these days, it does seem to becoming popular as software does get better for it, I guess we will have to wait and see but anything more then 2 video cards in your system these days is overkill, well to me it is.:toast:

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