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Z3roSix
06-13-2011, 01:31 PM
I would like to ask, since i couldn't find a clear answer yet, does it worth having a dual-gpu card on crossfire or should i go with dual single-gpu cards on crossfire instead.
I ask this because right now i got an Asus 3870x2, i used to have crossfire enable on it but since i needed the extra dvi ports i had to disable it , but i can't really say i found a difference in performance.


Thanks

Brian@ASUS
06-13-2011, 07:45 PM
you'll get more performance 2 individual cards vs 1 card with 2 cores.

but if you are running a micro atx setup that can only fit 2 cards and you want quad gpu power, then dual gpu per card solution is the way to go.

in some cases, dual gpu solution may get slightly less performance but can be cheaper than buying 2 separate cards.

for example: GTX590 is about $750, 2 GTX570 is $720, GTX580 is $1000

Z3roSix
06-14-2011, 12:32 AM
I see , well room isn't a problem since i have a rampage 3 BE so i ll probably go for 570 SLI since my gpu budget is around 800$ plus i ve read the 500 series are very quite and very cool so probaly want need a water block for them.
Anyway thank you very much for the info m8 :).

Brian@ASUS
06-14-2011, 07:39 AM
no problem. do note... i see you are on the folding team. you can theoretically put 4 gtx590 in 1 machine and have it fold on 8 gpu cores and 12 threads. it may bottleneck but hell.. its bad ass!

Z3roSix
06-14-2011, 03:50 PM
you can theoretically put 4 gtx590 in 1 machine and have it fold on 8 gpu cores and 12 threads. it may bottleneck but hell.. its bad ass!

Well my motto is "no slots should be left open" :D , but my budget i kinda .....well its not that big :( , so ill just go for the rampage 3 , a core i7-970, 12g dominator and a gtx590 for starters and then i ll start building from there, hopefully ill have it complete before something even more badass comes out :P

havokshomeboy
09-28-2011, 10:19 PM
So 4 6970 would be better than 2 6990?

chrsplmr
09-29-2011, 01:00 AM
Z3roSix,
4. Duct Tape.

Cyrekk
09-29-2011, 08:48 AM
...if you are running a micro atx setup that can only fit 2 cards and you want quad gpu power, then dual gpu per card solution is the way to go...

This would be my future plan... :)


no problem. do note... i see you are on the folding team. you can theoretically put 4 gtx590 in 1 machine and have it fold on 8 gpu cores and 12 threads. it may bottleneck but hell.. its bad ass!

Words to live by in my mind, and that's living the ROG life! +1


So 4 6970 would be better than 2 6990?

Pretty well universally yes.