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 Apr 10, 2008 - 02:06 PM - by Michael
* Multi-GPU

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I thought the industry had learned how foolhardy this was back when 3dfx folded, but no, the silliness of multi-chip boards is making more of a comeback.

If the X3 were destined to be a retail product then Asus would doubtless work on a more elegant solution, but this conspicuous cooling system is a worthy reminder of the huge amount of power that's being wasted as heat for the sake of a few extra frames a second. And that's to say nothing of the power expended in dissipating that heat. Green computing it's not.

The X3 is an interesting demonstration of engineering potential, but its real value is as a demonstration of how fundamentally inefficient multi-GPU gaming is.

 

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