Best Single Graphic Card Solution for Poor Man's Eyefinity (4800x900)

Hi there, forum.

I currently have three Dell P190S bought at a bargain and I was thinking of going multi-monitor with games. I need a recommendation of a card that can handle three monitors in portrait. The screen is a 1280 x 1024 in landscape. Not sure what it is when all three are in portrait.

So what's the best single card solution for this? I'm not going to play with all the bells and whistles like AAs or PhysX. Just maybe between medium to high texture details and thats it really. Never touched Ultra and probably never will, but it works for me. I'm comfortable playing between 30 to 40 FPS.

My budget is between $200 to $300. I could probably go a little more but trying to avoid that.

Types of games I'll be playing:
Borderlands 2
Torchlight 2
Planetside 2
Skyrim
Blacklight Retribution

Maybe some Civilizations V?

EDIT 7/25 -

Passed the P190S to my other half, getting three Dell IN2030M.

Okay after much deliberation, I've decided to expand my budget a tap and narrowed my choices down to between the 7950 and the 7970. It has the VRAM and memory bus I want though now I'm faced with a dilemma. Will I notice a significant different between these two cards?

I'm going to keep it for say, another 2 to 3 years before I upgrade. Considering these criterias:

1) Current games
2) 4800x900
3) Single card solution (Multi-card solutions are a big no-no for me because a) power consumption and b) stability and/or playability)

Sapphire HD 7950 Dual-X OC vs Sapphire HD 7970 Dual-X. Help me decide!
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  1. For your budget an AMD HD 7950 will be your best option. The 3GB of VRAM that the HD 7950 has, will help you lag alot less.
  2. Yeah I've read about the 7950 being a no brainer decision when it comes to multi-monitor setups. But I guess the 'cheap' in me wants to explore other options. What of the 7870 XT? How does that one size up to the 7950? And I'm curious about the distinction between Eyefinity and other multi-monitor setups. Are there any specific gains in going Eyefinity?
  3. ianchessure said:
    Yeah I've read about the 7950 being a no brainer decision when it comes to multi-monitor setups. But I guess the 'cheap' in me wants to explore other options. What of the 7870 XT? How does that one size up to the 7950? And I'm curious about the distinction between Eyefinity and other multi-monitor setups. Are there any specific gains in going Eyefinity?


    There is a noticeable difference between the 7870XT and the 7950 especially if you are running triple monitors as a 3GB card is always going to outperform a 2GB card in triple displays. At the end of the day you get what you pay for, if you feel like buying the 7870xt and saving money, by all means get it. Either way they are both great cards
  4. Okay after much deliberation, I've decided to expand my budget a tap and narrowed my choices down to between the 7950 and the 7970. It has the VRAM and memory bus I want though now I'm faced with a dilemma. Will I notice a significant different between these two cards?

    I'm going to keep it for say, another 2 to 3 years before I upgrade. Considering these criterias:

    1) Current games
    2) 4800x900
    3) Single card solution (Multi-card solutions are a big no-no for me because a) power consumption and b) stability and/or playability)

    Sapphire HD 7950 Dual-X OC vs Sapphire HD 7970 Dual-X. Help me decide!
  5. Well obviously the 7970 is better. Whether it is worth it or not to spend the extra cash depends.

    Keep in mind those monitors will give you 3840x1024 not 4800x900.
  6. smeezekitty said:
    Well obviously the 7970 is better. Whether it is worth it or not to spend the extra cash depends.

    Keep in mind those monitors will give you 3840x1024 not 4800x900.


    Sorry just updated that. I'm actually opting for Dell's IN2030M's now. They have a native resolution of 1600x900.
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