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Do you plan on using DirectX 12 mixed GPU in the future?

Do you plan on using DirectX 12 mixed GPU in the future?

  • Yes, using a single GPU vendor

    Votes: 1,566 16.3%
  • Yes, mixing GPU vendors

    Votes: 1,327 13.8%
  • I have no hope for this feature

    Votes: 1,518 15.8%
  • I prefer to just upgrade to one faster card

    Votes: 5,212 54.2%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


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It's a lot more complicated than that. This is akin to thinking the phrase "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" (AKA communism) will just work (actually, you almost typed that in GPU terms, lol).

Real world reality: It's harder than it sounds, on both counts.
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A missing poll option would be:

"I don't buy into this W10/D3D12 hype train and I won't use them for as long as possible".