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Best mid range GPU for EyeFinity?

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June 1, 2014 12:26:04 PM

What is the best mid range GPU for EyeFinity setup? I've been looking at the MSI Radeon R9 270X 4GB edition.

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June 1, 2014 12:51:26 PM

i would atleast get a R9 280X 3GB, and still even with that you're talking about low/med settings in modern games.

I don't know if you already have that setup, but at that performance level you should rather have one 1080p screen and get a decent gpu, a R9 280X could do Ultra/High on a single screen. With that budget i don't really see how you should get a good eyefinity gaming experience.

i don't know what is worse, Counter Strike source or Battlefield 4 on low settings. Or i could say, they're the best comparison to low settings i could think of.
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June 1, 2014 1:13:15 PM

NiCoM said:
i would atleast get a R9 280X 3GB, and still even with that you're talking about low/med settings in modern games.

I don't know if you already have that setup, but at that performance level you should rather have one 1080p screen and get a decent gpu, a R9 280X could do Ultra/High on a single screen. With that budget i don't really see how you should get a good eyefinity gaming experience.

i don't know what is worse, Counter Strike source or Battlefield 4 on low settings. Or i could say, they're the best comparison to low settings i could think of.


Do you think the AMD A10-6800k could handle the R9 280x?
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June 2, 2014 12:32:02 AM

45 sheeps on the road said:
NiCoM said:
i would atleast get a R9 280X 3GB, and still even with that you're talking about low/med settings in modern games.

I don't know if you already have that setup, but at that performance level you should rather have one 1080p screen and get a decent gpu, a R9 280X could do Ultra/High on a single screen. With that budget i don't really see how you should get a good eyefinity gaming experience.

i don't know what is worse, Counter Strike source or Battlefield 4 on low settings. Or i could say, they're the best comparison to low settings i could think of.


Do you think the AMD A10-6800k could handle the R9 280x?


Yes, i do think it would handle it, i myself had a FX-6100 with a 7970Ghz (which is the R9 280X before their rebrand), and it ran fine, i did have some problems with the cpu when playing Crysis 3, but it could easily run other cpu intensive games like Battlefield 3 and 4.
EDIT: The FX6100 is probably a bit slower than yours in games since the overall benchmark of it is on 6-cores.
So it should work fine in games, but probably something you want to upgrade in a not so far future.
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June 2, 2014 12:44:43 AM

that CPU does slightly bottleneck that GPU, but it is not something to really worry about. There will always be some sort of bottleneck, something that can never really be gotten rid of.
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June 2, 2014 3:07:37 AM

yea you will want a r9-280x or better i myself have the gigabyte 7970 that is almost the same as r9-280x and i run eyefinity 1080p monitors 5760x1080 res and i play bf4 on mid-high settings avg 53fps on single 1080p ultra settings it runs avg 83fps.

So if you want any playable games on 3 screens eyefinity you will want a r9-280x or better.
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June 2, 2014 6:29:58 AM

NiCoM said:
45 sheeps on the road said:
NiCoM said:
i would atleast get a R9 280X 3GB, and still even with that you're talking about low/med settings in modern games.

I don't know if you already have that setup, but at that performance level you should rather have one 1080p screen and get a decent gpu, a R9 280X could do Ultra/High on a single screen. With that budget i don't really see how you should get a good eyefinity gaming experience.

i don't know what is worse, Counter Strike source or Battlefield 4 on low settings. Or i could say, they're the best comparison to low settings i could think of.


Do you think the AMD A10-6800k could handle the R9 280x?


Yes, i do think it would handle it, i myself had a FX-6100 with a 7970Ghz (which is the R9 280X before their rebrand), and it ran fine, i did have some problems with the cpu when playing Crysis 3, but it could easily run other cpu intensive games like Battlefield 3 and 4.
EDIT: The FX6100 is probably a bit slower than yours in games since the overall benchmark of it is on 6-cores.
So it should work fine in games, but probably something you want to upgrade in a not so far future.


Ok. I think I'll go with the MSI Radeon R9 280X! I think it costs 2450 KR which is around 408$ here in Norway.
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June 2, 2014 12:05:32 PM

45 sheeps on the road said:
NiCoM said:
45 sheeps on the road said:
NiCoM said:
i would atleast get a R9 280X 3GB, and still even with that you're talking about low/med settings in modern games.

I don't know if you already have that setup, but at that performance level you should rather have one 1080p screen and get a decent gpu, a R9 280X could do Ultra/High on a single screen. With that budget i don't really see how you should get a good eyefinity gaming experience.

i don't know what is worse, Counter Strike source or Battlefield 4 on low settings. Or i could say, they're the best comparison to low settings i could think of.


Do you think the AMD A10-6800k could handle the R9 280x?


Yes, i do think it would handle it, i myself had a FX-6100 with a 7970Ghz (which is the R9 280X before their rebrand), and it ran fine, i did have some problems with the cpu when playing Crysis 3, but it could easily run other cpu intensive games like Battlefield 3 and 4.
EDIT: The FX6100 is probably a bit slower than yours in games since the overall benchmark of it is on 6-cores.
So it should work fine in games, but probably something you want to upgrade in a not so far future.


Ok. I think I'll go with the MSI Radeon R9 280X! I think it costs 2450 KR which is around 408$ here in Norway.


MSI cooler is a good choice, and the R9 280X compared to it's Nvidia counterpart, the GTX770, packs +1GB of vram, which you'll need for a eyefinity setup if you're going for that. :) 
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June 2, 2014 1:37:43 PM

NiCoM said:
45 sheeps on the road said:
NiCoM said:
45 sheeps on the road said:
NiCoM said:
i would atleast get a R9 280X 3GB, and still even with that you're talking about low/med settings in modern games.

I don't know if you already have that setup, but at that performance level you should rather have one 1080p screen and get a decent gpu, a R9 280X could do Ultra/High on a single screen. With that budget i don't really see how you should get a good eyefinity gaming experience.

i don't know what is worse, Counter Strike source or Battlefield 4 on low settings. Or i could say, they're the best comparison to low settings i could think of.


Do you think the AMD A10-6800k could handle the R9 280x?


Yes, i do think it would handle it, i myself had a FX-6100 with a 7970Ghz (which is the R9 280X before their rebrand), and it ran fine, i did have some problems with the cpu when playing Crysis 3, but it could easily run other cpu intensive games like Battlefield 3 and 4.
EDIT: The FX6100 is probably a bit slower than yours in games since the overall benchmark of it is on 6-cores.
So it should work fine in games, but probably something you want to upgrade in a not so far future.


Ok. I think I'll go with the MSI Radeon R9 280X! I think it costs 2450 KR which is around 408$ here in Norway.


MSI cooler is a good choice, and the R9 280X compared to it's Nvidia counterpart, the GTX770, packs +1GB of vram, which you'll need for a eyefinity setup if you're going for that. :) 


Thanks for the help! :) 
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