JPR is Likely Wrong about a Third of PCs Running Multi-GPUs in 2012

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davey062

seems far fetched

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hades_2100

"two-thirds of new ... and of those, 30 percent will"

 

Isn't 30% of 66% equal to 20%?

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chocobo

 

It's mid 2009 and barely 30% of desktops have ONE graphics card. So this guy thinks that within 3 years, every person with even a mild interest in gaming is going to be going multi-GPU? Nonsense.

First, graphics have approached a level of realism that is tough to improve on. It's hard to convince someone with graphics with a rating of "95% realistic" to shell out another $100+ to improve that to 96% realism. 

Second, even those who would care about it will be hesitant to spend the money on a second card.

Third, the vast majority of PCs are made with one graphics card slot.

Fourth, virtually all non custom built PCs don't have a strong enough power supply for two cards.

Fifth, people are not going to be excited about the electric bill of a PC that's eating up 600+ watts.

Sixth, people don't want computers that are putting off as much heat as a small campfire. 

 

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Havok

 Seems like someone is drinking the green Kool-aid

 

 

OMGWTFBBQ

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Danielw719

this seems to be the case in my house, 1 PC is running multi-GPU and the other 2 are running single

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I Jedi

In my next setup I plan to either run SLI or Crossfire. One graphics card can handle the job, but not with the high-intensity and smoothness that I always want in gaming. Do I believe that the above article will happen? Maybe more so for the moderate and hardcore gamers on the PC, but I think we're awhile off yet from seeing widespread adoption like this.

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