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    Deciding which Graphics Card I should utilize.

    If anyone here is a tech expert; should I get a Single 8GB NVIDIA GTX 980M [$496 Increase from a Single 4GB NIVIDIA GTX 860M] or Dual 8GB NVIDIA GTX 980M [$720 Increase from the single]. I have researched the effects of dual GPUs in this article and to me, it seems that it will cause more trouble than the single [assembling it would be no trouble, just the other problems mentioned in the post]. Your thoughts?
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    Dual video cards just isn't necessary unless your monitor setup is ridiculous. Other problems you'll run into with 2 cards include high power consumption, more heat inside your case, and added space limitations in your case for other hardware. Just buying a single high-end video card is what I recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omarfire00 View Post
    If anyone here is a tech expert; should I get a Single 8GB NVIDIA GTX 980M [$496 Increase from a Single 4GB NIVIDIA GTX 860M] or Dual 8GB NVIDIA GTX 980M [$720 Increase from the single]. I have researched the effects of dual GPUs in this article and to me, it seems that it will cause more trouble than the single [assembling it would be no trouble, just the other problems mentioned in the post]. Your thoughts?
    uhmm do you have one of those RARE msi laptops where you can upgrade video cards o.o

    M cards are laptop video cards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wawa View Post
    Dual video cards just isn't necessary unless your monitor setup is ridiculous. Other problems you'll run into with 2 cards include high power consumption, more heat inside your case, and added space limitations in your case for other hardware. Just buying a single high-end video card is what I recommend.
    I also recommend what Wawa say, I don't recommend multiple Video cards unless you're doing multiple monitor gaming setup.

    Even if 2x Gtx 970 sli is cheaper than a single GTX 980. I'd still recommend 980.
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    Why would you run a dual monitor setup on a laptop anyways? Might as well get a desktop at that point. Don't run SLI on laptops, it is a huuuuuuuuuuge waste of money + are you even sure you can upgrade? You should probably post your current specs if you want better advice.

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