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Best graphics card(s) for 3 monitors, budget not an issue

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May 30, 2013 12:25:33 AM

I want to move to a three monitor setup, and was wondering what is the best graphics card for the job. I have heard the gtx titan and gtx 780 are good. Also would it be more beneficial to have two graphics cards or just one? My current graphics card is a gigabyte raedon hd 7990, is this good enough? I just want to know what the best solution is for truly maximizing the potential of 5760x1080 gaming. Any suggestions would truly be great, thank you.
May 30, 2013 12:42:26 AM

JackkyP said:
I want to move to a three monitor setup, and was wondering what is the best graphics card for the job. I have heard the gtx titan and gtx 780 are good. Also would it be more beneficial to have two graphics cards or just one? My current graphics card is a gigabyte raedon hd 7990, is this good enough? I just want to know what the best solution is for truly maximizing the potential of 5760x1080 gaming. Any suggestions would truly be great, thank you.


If you're looking for the best single card, the 7990 wins on paper. However, multi-GPU systems, even within a single card, are prone to glitches. This is particularly true for AMD cards, and causes most on this forum to recommend against using dual 7970s, which is a what a 7990 functionally is. Some don't have issues, or have issues, or have issues minor enough to not be an inconvenience (myself among them), but they are generally not recommended.
If you're looking for the best single GPU, the Titan is presently the best you're going to get. It's a damn powerful card, though nowhere near efficient. On paper, it's significantly worse than a 7990, but it doesn't suffer from microstutter, runt frames, or any of the other issues of CrossFire/SLI.
If you want the single most powerful option, period, it would be dual Titans. More than two cards is usually not a meaningful gain, so that's about where benefit maxes out. With two Titans, you're getting unparalleled graphical power, for unequaled price. A slightly less powerful but more price-efficient option would be dual 780, which would be nearly equal in power for 25% less. These would both suffer from multi-GPU issues, but SLI is less buggy than CrossFire at the moment.
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May 30, 2013 2:10:01 AM

You already have one of the best GPU's for the job. I have read about the supposed problems with AMD Crossfire but can say without question I have had no problems at all with both of my AMD/ATI Crossfire setups. I have a FX-8120 with a Sapphire HD 7950 Crossfire and a FX-8350 with a Sapphire HD 7970 Crossfire and both of them run on 3 Asus 27" monitors at 5760x1080. I also have a i5 3570K with a GTX670 SLI setup running on 3 Asus 27" monitors. What I can say for sure is between Eyefinity and Surround Eyefinity wins every time. Nvidia has problems mostly at the desktop level with there Surround setup that thus far they have not fixed there own forums are full of post of the problems.

As such I would be hard pressed to even recommend Nvidia for any Surround setup untill they get around to fixing the problems and at the rate they are going it may take a long time.
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May 30, 2013 9:16:49 PM

If you have a 7990 then absolutely stick with that, it is currently the most powerful graphics card there is. If you really wanted more stability and dealing dual GPU glitches was out of the question for you then the GTX Titan is the most powerful single GPU albeit you would be sacrificing some performance by switching and as previously stated AMDs Eyefinity is usually seen as better for multi-monitor compared to Nvidia Surround.
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