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HIS Coming up with a Radeon HD 7970 X2 Card

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#27
Yes, hassles. Like when the second GPU is useless on some new games, like how more than 2 GPUs doesn't quite work right always, add in other driver snafus...


singlecard and dual, for the most part, is great, for sure, but it's not perfect. I don't see it as a big deal, you just need to be aware of it if you use Crossfire.
So 2 cards would be better than the 7970 x 2?
 

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Yeah...I still feel as though dual video cards are asking for problems. I remember the earlier days of SLI, most of my games were so glitchy, buggy and crashed that I had to pull one card and problems were solved. Here's are some examples of what I was dealing with back in the day-



 
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I would assume in theory it would clock better in that configuration...
Single cards run cooler than 2 GPU's with one air cooler is all I know..
 

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Single cards run cooler than 2 GPU's with one air cooler is all I know..
That's what I was trying to say sorry should have been clearer. :slap: