Originally posted by Nubius
doubt SLI is the future dude....cards NOW might not be able to handle it by themselves, but that's the whole point..these **** manufacturers need to quit putting money and research into this crap and get focusing on one amazing single card...that or a dual GPU card would be exceptable, but this whole buy 2 cards is just stupid
I agree with this. Dual GPU cards would be much better. The only problem I see with this is, "motherboard Real Estate." These dual GPU cards are monsterously huge. Almost half the size of a uATX mobo.
I'd much rather see a total graphical solution created. I've posted this like 10 times in the past.
It would basically be a stand alone unit "external unit" . Have it's own power supply, it's own case, it's own cooling, dual GPU's, a PPU, upgradible system RAM... etc... This unit would connect to a PCIexpress slot by a special cable that would come out the rear of the PC in a PCI slot cover then attach to the stand alone unit. Your monitor or monitors would then connect to the stand alone unit.
They could also use a FLASH ROM chip and install the DRIVERS on it.
This could be fully flashible and upgradible. Making it plug and play.
Then you could basically transport this unit, "which could be fairly small" to a friends house, plug it in to a PCIexpress slot and are ready to go. Obviously, a lot of things would ned to be worked out and developed, but I think it's a pretty good idea.