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I do not know what's holding it back or how difficult to implement explicit multi-GPU support with DX12 games. It's where you can use an AMD and an Nivida card or two cards that isn't identical of the same manufacturer to render a game (checkerboard rendering). It's not SLI nor Crossfire. Right now I think only Ashes of Singularity support this and only certain AMD cards paired with the more recent Nvidia ones have shown some improvement. I'm keeping my GTX 970 which I plan to pair with my 1080 in case upcoming games start supporting this feature. 

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@GoryTonio PhysX as it was back then is kinda dead now. It has been pretty much integrated into Nvidia's GameWorks. Back then, a dedicated PhysX card is a viable option to offload physics-based computation to another card like in Mirror's Edge, Borderlands 2, or Batman Arkham City. With most recent games like Fallout 4 and Arkham Knight, there isn't any meaningful increase in performance by using a dedicated PhysX card. It's better that you have one powerful card to handle the workload. To be fair with Nvidia naman, the recent iteration of PhysX (I think it's PhysX 3) isn't that resource intensive that's why there's no dramatic improvement by having a dedicated PhysX card.

I remember using my 450 as a PhysX card with my 650 TI as my main one several years ago. That was my setup if I remember correctly when I was playing a lot of Borderlands 2.

The one benefit of explicit multi-GPU processing is handling 4K since there are two cards working in tandem...at least in paper since the feature isn't widely used now. The PS4 Pro has a sort of similar solution in handling 4K.

Oo nga eh, 'yung perang pinambili ko ng 1080, dapat 'yun yung gagamiting kong pambili ng 4K monitor lel. Malamang sa pasko na ako makakabili :)

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@This_Is_The_End Yes sir but today talagang wala ng masyadong gamit yung another card, kaya wala din ako maisip na idea. tsaka usually ang multi GPU setup sila pa ang madaming issues, maybe you can build a second rig. I'm always having fun building computers, wala alng akong budget. I'm planning oen though kasi nakatambak na lang is i7 920 ko which is usable and actually performer pa din I just need budgets and new parts

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@GoryTonio Ah i7 920, one of the best Intel has churned out. The little processor that could. Of course diminishing returns over the years pero hindi naman lahat ng games are CPU-bound. The more recent games na would tax your CPU that I can think of is Battlefield 1 and Witcher 3 (I think Metro Last Light but I'm not sure) otherwise pair that up with a more recent GPU and maybe a 16gb DDR3, it could still last you for a while. 

Yeah, multi-GPU right now isn't that good. Ashes of Singularity lang talaga sa ngayon ang gumagamit ng feature na 'yun. Even then selected cards lang talaga rin. Even Nvidia recently is backing down on their SLI with anything other than a two-card setup being their recommendation.

I like/hate building rigs. I've been doing it for nearly 20 years na (my first was back in 1998) pero nerbyoso pa rin ako - if it doesn't boot the first time, my mind cooks up the worst possible scenario but there is nothing quite like turning on a PC for the first time. I like the feeling of a clean PC 'yung tipong wala pang laman kundi OS pa lang.  Iba 'yung amoy ng bagong PC and it's oddly satisfying.  :APS_thumbsup:

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On 3/21/2016 at 4:33 PM, dhiesenphi said:

Intel i7-4790K Windows 7 Pro

ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

HyperX Fury Black 8GB DDR3-1333MHz CL9 DIMM (x2)

EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card

Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case

EVGA Supernova 750 G 750w Gold Modular Power Supply

Samsung 850 EVO Series 250GB

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Western Digital 1TB 7200rpm Black Edition Internal HDD

BenQ XL2420T 144hz 24" Monitor

Looking to upgrade SSD to 500GB, go up to 32GB RAM, and probably add more HDD.

Quick update on the setup. Just bought EVGA GTX 1070 TI to run dual graphics card. I was gonna go for 1080 but didn't want to change my psu so the 1070 will do for now. I ended up getting the Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 Audio Card as well since my motherboard isn't cutting it anymore for video/audio editing. Last on my list is two 8GB Kingston HyperX Fury RAMs to make it 32GB for multi-tasking. The 16GB never gave me problems in the last 2 years til recently. And lastly, replacing one of my 1TB HDDs with a 3TB one. It's Seagate so fingers crossed that it doesn't go bad on me. I should really clean my PC soon.

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Here's my rig

Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70 GHZ

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming R6 Siege Edition

Kingston HyperX Fury 2133MHZ DDR4 4gb x2

ASUS GeForce GTX950 Ti OC

Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Sata

Cougar RS650w

Corsair Carbide Spec-01

Asus VS2290A

SteelSeries Apex Raw

SteelSeries Rival (First Generation)

SteelSeries Arctis 3

SteelSeries QCK Mini

Logitech Z337

APC Back-UPS 625 VA 230v AVR

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