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Gtx 660 ti 2gb good enough for dual monitor gaming?

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May 7, 2013 6:44:45 PM

I might be planning to get the gtx 660 ti 2gb version is 2gb enough for dual monitor gaming?
a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 6:48:21 PM

You can just do not expect to max out games.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 6:50:18 PM

Doesn't Nvidia Surround support 3 monitors minimum?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 6:51:09 PM

Depends on the game and what settings you want to run it at and the resolution of the two monitors are. Going to need more details on the monitors.

If you're wanting to run it on 2x 1920x1080p screens at around 60 fps with max settings, then not for most modern games in the last year or two. If you lower it to high/medium, then it could hit around 40 fps maybe.
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May 7, 2013 6:51:35 PM

bigcyco1 said:
You can just do not expect to max out games.


With the 3gb version would i be able to max out games?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 6:55:18 PM

computur said:
bigcyco1 said:
You can just do not expect to max out games.


With the 3gb version would i be able to max out games?
No

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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 6:55:39 PM

computur said:
bigcyco1 said:
You can just do not expect to max out games.


With the 3gb version would i be able to max out games?


nope.

You'll need at least a GTX 670 or higher to maintain 30 fps maxed with dual monitors.
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May 7, 2013 6:56:35 PM

killerhurtalot said:
Depends on the game and what settings you want to run it at and the resolution of the two monitors are. Going to need more details on the monitors.

If you're wanting to run it on 2x 1920x1080p screens at around 60 fps with max settings, then not for most modern games in the last year or two. If you lower it to high/medium, then it could hit around 40 fps maybe.


Preferably high settings to max and games such as borderland 2, black ops 2, and other games with multiplayer in them at 1080p because my brother and I are tired of the split screen thing so we got another monitor so each of us could game on our own monitor on our pc

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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 7:09:46 PM

computur said:
killerhurtalot said:
Depends on the game and what settings you want to run it at and the resolution of the two monitors are. Going to need more details on the monitors.

If you're wanting to run it on 2x 1920x1080p screens at around 60 fps with max settings, then not for most modern games in the last year or two. If you lower it to high/medium, then it could hit around 40 fps maybe.


Preferably high settings to max and games such as borderland 2, black ops 2, and other games with multiplayer in them at 1080p because my brother and I are tired of the split screen thing so we got another monitor so each of us could game on our own monitor on our pc



a overclocked GTX 670 would definitely be able to max those two games out at around 50 fps or so easy. I would expect a GTX 660 TI to be able to max them out (without AA) to hit 40fps pretty easily.

But if you're playing anything more demanding like battlefield 3 or games in the next few years, expect it to drop to 20-30 fps during the heavier scenes.

you might as well as add $120ish to it and get a 7970...
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May 7, 2013 7:23:26 PM

computur said:
killerhurtalot said:
Depends on the game and what settings you want to run it at and the resolution of the two monitors are. Going to need more details on the monitors.

If you're wanting to run it on 2x 1920x1080p screens at around 60 fps with max settings, then not for most modern games in the last year or two. If you lower it to high/medium, then it could hit around 40 fps maybe.


Preferably high settings to max and games such as borderland 2, black ops 2, and other games with multiplayer in them at 1080p because my brother and I are tired of the split screen thing so we got another monitor so each of us could game on our own monitor on our pc



Have you confirmed that you can use two separate screens in this manner?
http://kotaku.com/5948351/how-to-split+screen-borderlan...

I think this question will be difficult to answer here because very few people use games with a "split screen" format. That would be completely different two monitors acting as the same screen. Seeing two DIFFERENT images would be far more demanding (closer to running TWO GAMES at the same time I'd imagine).

*Considering you need a GTX670/680 to maintain the highest quality in Borderlands 2 (60FPS @ 1920x1080) for a SINGLE person, your going to have a big drop in quality or frame rate running a GTX660Ti for two, different screens.

2GB VRAM:
Probably that's enough, but partially because you'd have to turn down the quality of the game so I'd say your GPU is more of an issue than VRAM.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 7:54:28 PM

photonboy said:
computur said:
killerhurtalot said:
Depends on the game and what settings you want to run it at and the resolution of the two monitors are. Going to need more details on the monitors.

If you're wanting to run it on 2x 1920x1080p screens at around 60 fps with max settings, then not for most modern games in the last year or two. If you lower it to high/medium, then it could hit around 40 fps maybe.


Preferably high settings to max and games such as borderland 2, black ops 2, and other games with multiplayer in them at 1080p because my brother and I are tired of the split screen thing so we got another monitor so each of us could game on our own monitor on our pc



Have you confirmed that you can use two separate screens in this manner?
http://kotaku.com/5948351/how-to-split+screen-borderlan...

I think this question will be difficult to answer here because very few people use games with a "split screen" format. That would be completely different two monitors acting as the same screen. Seeing two DIFFERENT images would be far more demanding (closer to running TWO GAMES at the same time I'd imagine).

*Considering you need a GTX670/680 to maintain the highest quality in Borderlands 2 (60FPS @ 1920x1080) for a SINGLE person, your going to have a big drop in quality or frame rate running a GTX660Ti for two, different screens.

2GB VRAM:
Probably that's enough, but partially because you'd have to turn down the quality of the game so I'd say your GPU is more of an issue than VRAM.


What....I've been getting way higher than 60 fps with my GTX 670 on borderlands 2... (with physx off) I've been able to hit around 110 fps max and averaging around 80 fps... and lowest was around 56 fps...

2GB ram isn't an issue unless you're heavily modding games... even on triple monitor displays, only a few games

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/evga-...

and ya. the only issue I can see is the split screen being hard to set-up.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 9, 2013 12:55:01 PM

Important question:

Can anyone confirm the FPS (Frames Per Second) difference in Borderlands 2 using:

1) Normal setup
2) Split Screen

I don't own the game.
*This is just for relative performance. I also don't know if you can actually play the game on two different screens. The information I Googled suggested it's not that easy and uses a WINDOWED MODE. If it uses Windowed Mode then you should be able to drag the second screen over to the "EXTENDED" monitor. There is also software to remove the border on Windowed Mode but I have no experience with this.

I still don't recommend multi-GPU regardless due to the micro-stutter/profile issues. My advice is get the best single-GPU card you can afford. If dead-set on SLI then WAIT FOR THE GTX700 SERIES!!

I recommend waiting for the GTX700 series regardless.
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