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Need gpu for dual monitor setup

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March 7, 2009 9:12:00 AM

So basically I'm getting 2x19" Lcd's.

Normally people ask what two cards to get, I'm asking what card to get to go with my new monitors.

Resolutions are 1680x1050 and will be doing some heavyish gaming: Crysis/Cod/D3 maybe if that requires anything heavy.

Thanks guys.

I've got a huge list of cards but don't know what to do, It's my first dual monitor setup.

Also, mobo is single card solution so not worried about sli/cf.

Budget is 200ish, not really looking to spend that much more, but it looks like the 4870 would be a good deal, 164.99 for the 512mb version. Maybe, Let me know what your opinion is.

Thanks!

Regards,

Josh

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March 7, 2009 11:50:55 AM

if you're going to be doing that kind of gaming, forget having two monitors. the performance would be very bad on a resolution like that. 3360x1050 is a pretty high number of pixels.
March 7, 2009 1:11:08 PM

I do dual monitors, I play on a 22, and have the 42 inch for Internet, vent, music and xfire, its a nice setup. I would probably got with the 4870 with that range of cash. I just did a quick search in case the 4890 might be coming out soon, and rumors are April. With a price of 299, so if it is or isn't, probably out of your price range.
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March 7, 2009 3:43:15 PM

I guess speculation around here is around 199 for the 4890, so who know, but no specific date on release yet
March 7, 2009 9:17:39 PM

Nik_I said:
if you're going to be doing that kind of gaming, forget having two monitors. the performance would be very bad on a resolution like that. 3360x1050 is a pretty high number of pixels.


I'm not looking for dual monitor gaming, just something that will run games well at high/very high settings while doing something else on screen two :) 

Not sure if that helps.
March 7, 2009 9:20:54 PM

4870 will work fine for you.
March 7, 2009 9:23:41 PM

anarchy4sale said:
4870 will work fine for you.


Sweet.

Now, that being my first choice, should I go with the 512mb for 164.99 or the 1gb for 199.99?

At this pricepoint I could get the GTX 260 SC by Evga for 204.99

But I am partial to ati
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March 7, 2009 11:26:51 PM

AlphaOmegaX said:
Sweet.

Now, that being my first choice, should I go with the 512mb for 164.99 or the 1gb for 199.99?

At this pricepoint I could get the GTX 260 SC by Evga for 204.99

But I am partial to ati


Id stick with the 4870. If you like your eye candy, AA/AF, etc. the best bet may be the 1GB model. The card either way is plenty enough for that resolution.
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