Bridging Graphics Cards?

#1 Posted by Jr14 (1557 posts) -

I know what it is. My question is what advantages does it do? Like do you get less frame drops and frame spikes?

#2 Posted by GTR12 (9665 posts) -

@Jr14:

I don't even get your question...

Its like having 2 GPU's but you actually do, you have more grunt.

#3 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4035 posts) -

Do you mean using SLI / Xfire connectors?

#4 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7453 posts) -

Physical bridge is a thing of the past.

#5 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4035 posts) -

@Bikouchu35 said:

Physical bridge is a thing of the past.

For high end Xfire maybe

#6 Posted by Jr14 (1557 posts) -

Ya sorry should of been more specific. I ment like using SLI. What advantages does it do? Like say I have a GPU that I can get max 60fps on battlefield and I use SLI and hook up the same GPU would that give me double fps or just more consistent fps? Also, is having a CPU with built in graphics card better than a CPU without it?

#7 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4035 posts) -

SLI will give you generally give you (depending on the game and CPU) 50 - 100% more fps, though 100% is very rare. You also get higher minimum fps which in course gives a more consistent feel to the fps.

CPU's with GPU's on chip e.g i7 3770K are fine for very basic gaming and video playing but ultimately not need except for a backup if you have a discrete graphics card.

#8 Posted by Jr14 (1557 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint:

Thanks that's a lot of help. What about I seen in an e-mail about new 4th generation CPU's and they have GPU's in them. Are those high end CPU's have better graphics built in or they pretty much basic too?

#9 Edited by PredatorRules (8150 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

Ya sorry should of been more specific. I ment like using SLI. What advantages does it do? Like say I have a GPU that I can get max 60fps on battlefield and I use SLI and hook up the same GPU would that give me double fps or just more consistent fps? Also, is having a CPU with built in graphics card better than a CPU without it?

Sometimes you'll gain double fps, other times it's going to be 150% fps increase.

EDIT: about the CPU, you can game on it's HD integrated graphics but only some games on low graphics if at all, it's better to buy actual GPU.

#10 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4035 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

@klunt_bumskrint:

Thanks that's a lot of help. What about I seen in an e-mail about new 4th generation CPU's and they have GPU's in them. Are those high end CPU's have better graphics built in or they pretty much basic too?

They're getting slightly better each generation. Still only basic though.