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Minumum GPU for dual monitors while gaming?

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March 19, 2014 4:29:08 PM

Hey everyone,

I prefer to always use dual monitors but I am not sure how to calculate how much video card I need while gaming, and what the best setup is. I set the games to windowed mode / full screen in my primary monitor, and then use the second monitor for ventrilo, a browser, a movie, or whatever at the same time.

My current setup is a GT 640 1GB,8GB RAM, and a FX-6300 cpu. I play Battlefield 3 at 1600x900 resolution, with a movie on the second monitor. It doesn't run too smoothly most of the time. The max i'd be willing to spend is $250 ,but i'd like to save if i can.
Thanks for the help!
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March 19, 2014 7:21:51 PM

John Artis said:
Do you think this would be good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If you are willing to get the 760 it is a great card, in fact my friend just got the card and is loving it. It will max battlefield 4 at 1080p so at 900p it will handle it extremely well.
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March 19, 2014 7:45:38 PM

i7Baby said:
Maybe try a GTX 750Ti (AUD$200)- see: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

It'll run 2 x 1080p screens via 2 x HDMI

or try a R9 270 ($220) - see: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


ikes9711 said:
John Artis said:
Do you think this would be good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If you are willing to get the 760 it is a great card, in fact my friend just got the card and is loving it. It will max battlefield 4 at 1080p so at 900p it will handle it extremely well.


Okay, thanks I think i'll just get the 760 then.
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March 19, 2014 10:33:13 PM

Yep - if you ca afford a 760, then go for it.
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