I know the regular desktop/laptop discrete GPU market share is somthing like 30%AMD/70%Nvidia. Question is, of only the people running dual card setups- what is the market share?
AMD is alot more forgiving, allowing mixed RAM amounts, mixed RAM manufactures, mixed card manufactures, mixed clock speeds, and even mixed GPU chip variants (going so far as to allow crossfire with their integrated stuff). Where as Nvidia has better technical support, better multi GPU drivers, better frame times, better ultalization/scaling in non mantle games, better power consumption ect~
I'm curious to know what people view as a more viable upgrade path when put into actual practice- IE after all the talk, fanboying, and technical demenstrations of "mines better then yours"- who is actually running their stuff like that?
Does anyone have links to some stastictics on the matter? More gaming oreinted ones would be nice as well as excluding dual GPU cards like the 7990, 690, and Titian Z. As outside of that, professional programs seem to use all cards wether or not they're linked and I've never seen any one side claiming their multi GPU work better for those kinds of things (besides being faster that is).
Personaly rarely see SLI setups except in super high end rigs. Usually just see crossfire in the day-to-day stuff, and would assume it's because it's easy to just find a similarly based GPU later on (ebay, overstock, ect). Then it is to find a exact clone of your current one. Serious on that exact thing to, down to the revision model somtimes since some manufactures will flip to incompatablie bios's(es?) from one revision to the next (proceed to keep the name, model number, ect).
Would love to here what anyone else has to say on what is more common to see overall.