Originally Posted by peterhuang913
There are also other uses for it, mostly related to networking.
NIC Teaming (in NVIDIA's world) ... but not for speed, it's mostly for fault tolerance and network load balancing . If you really wanted to gain the 2x speed benefits, then just one computer with "NIC teaming" active going into a 100mb or even 1gb switch would be pointless....
Let's face it... common gaming or other personal use motherboards are coming with 2 NICs for an idea of "practical use". companies aren't going to expect people to be running a 24 ported, layer 3 switch in their home thats capable of trunking 2 ports, therefore allowing this capable and theoretical "2gb" connection speed. They are thinking of more practical uses:
1) Sharing your Interwebs (ICS)
2) NIC Teaming
Dump the "2x the speed"....it's just silly. Even if you had two computers side by side, had 2 NICs in each and had CAT6 going to each... data WOULD NOT travel at 2gb/s...it wouldn't even come close.