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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card in Crossfire support 4k gaming at 60hz?

Basicly I already have a Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card an i7 32gb Memory SSD's etc but I was contemplating adding a second card. I use Multiseating software so that 2 people can be connected to the PC at the same time and simultaneously log in and use the pc via a second set of keyboards, mice etc.

I have 3 monitors connected at the moment, 1 via DP, 1 via HDMI and one via DVI. One problem is to assign one user 2 of the displays I would need a second card as you can either dedicate all outputs on the card to one user or split each output to a separate user not give two of the outputs to one and the other to another. Hope that makes sense.

After contacting Aster the software vendor they advised to achieve what I want I need to have a second card.

This led me to think about swapping one of the displays for a bigger one at a higher res. Intention was to swap out a 22" 1920x1080 with possibly a 28 ish inch 4k display. I was looking around and can pick up a AOC 28" "gaming" one for around £380 roughly.

The pc is used for a combination of office work (multiple spreadsheets / web browsing at the same time) and gaming plus general pc use. After reading up on the input refresh rates i know 30hz will be fine for day to day stuff but not for the gaming side of things. I think the Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card says on the box it does 4k and I think its at 30hz? Anyone able to confirm that?

If I got another Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express would it be able to handle 4k at 60hz and still maintaining high settings /fps on games?

If it can it would also solve the multiseating issue.

On a side note would the Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 be a better option for the second card? cost wise its only a few quid more.

My PSU is a CORSAIR 850W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET


Other hardware is:

Case COOLERMASTER CM STORM TROOPER - GAMING ENTHUSIAST CASE
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-4930K (3.4GHz) 12MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® P9X79 LE: INTEL® SOCKET LG2011
Memory (RAM) 32GB KINGSTON HYPER-X BEAST DUAL-DDR3 2400MHz X.M.P (4 x 8GB KIT)
1st Hard Disk 500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Processor Cooling Corsair H100i Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

And its running Windows 8.1 Pro


Thank you in advance :)
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  1. Ah sorry no idea why it posted it under storage :(
  2. Moving to graphics and displays ...
  3. the simplest answer i can give you is no.

    high end games like metro, battlefield, cod, borderlands, dayz, and the list goes on. If it looks good there is no way,a dual 780ti and even three 780ti cant hit 60 fps (or about 60hz) if you want to run 4k the you will be shooting for 30fps on medium to high settings
  4. mike1996 said:
    the simplest answer i can give you is no.

    high end games like metro, battlefield, cod, borderlands, dayz, and the list goes on. If it looks good there is no way,a dual 780ti and even three 780ti cant hit 60 fps (or about 60hz) if you want to run 4k the you will be shooting for 30fps on medium to high settings

    I'm pretty certain that display rate has no relation to fps within games.
  5. I think you have to use the Display port to get 60hz output at 4K resolution, HDMI will only output 30hz. Whether you can run a 2nd user on a 2nd or 3rd monitor as well I'm not sure.
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    Colin Lee said:
    mike1996 said:
    the simplest answer i can give you is no.

    high end games like metro, battlefield, cod, borderlands, dayz, and the list goes on. If it looks good there is no way,a dual 780ti and even three 780ti cant hit 60 fps (or about 60hz) if you want to run 4k the you will be shooting for 30fps on medium to high settings

    I'm pretty certain that display rate has no relation to fps within games.

    Then youd be wrong hz refers to how many times the monitor refresh every second. But if you play at a higher fps lets say 120 on a 60 hz monitor it may still look simalar becaus of soft ware like proggresiv scaning, this means that instead of puting the image on the screen when it gets the hole thing it can put the image up as it gets it.
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