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This 7970 ok for triple monitor gaming?

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October 16, 2013 6:45:43 PM

Newegg has this XFX 7970 up for $250 AR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-150-...

I'm currently running:
- Asus motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
- 8GB RAM (2X - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600)
- SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
- Radeon HD 5670 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
- 3 monitors (19", 23"WS, 19")

I'm looking to use it in my system for Battlefield 4 across all three monitors with at least medium settings. I've read a few places suggesting the 6gb cards for triple monitor gaming, but it appears they aren't making them anymore?
October 16, 2013 6:49:41 PM

yes the 3 gigs of vram would provide very useful
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October 16, 2013 6:51:33 PM

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/149864-triple-monitor...

I believe that page will contain information useful to your decision. With 3 monitors you would want a hefty amount of ram/memory on your 3d card
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October 16, 2013 6:53:42 PM

Yup. Triple monitor gaming is good on this card because it has 3 gigs of graphics memory. I wouldnt expect the 19" monitors to be 1080p, so its even better! This setup will run Bf4 fine...
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October 16, 2013 7:05:11 PM

Darren, thanks for the link. I need to double check what connection options my monitors have, as I've had them for several years!

Is it true they arent producing the 6gb 7970s anymore? None on newegg, and very few on google/amazon.

If anyone has a suggestion of a card that would be even better and remain under $300, please advise asap :) 
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October 16, 2013 8:32:29 PM

Also curious if you think it'd be worth waiting to see what BF deals show up, as I know these cards are being moved out for the new line?
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October 16, 2013 8:56:26 PM

hornetnz said:
Also curious if you think it'd be worth waiting to see what BF deals show up, as I know these cards are being moved out for the new line?


yeah perhaps wait for something to appear along those lines, gives you time to save also so you can get a beastier card XD
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