2D Surround Gaming

Which GPU would run three 22" 1080p monitors better and why?
x2 2GB GTX 460 - $530
or
x2 1.25 GB GTX 470 - $600
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  1. GTX 470...I don't believe any games will fully utilize the 2gb...

    My belief is based on my previous ownership of crossfire 2gb 5870s and Now my gtx 480s in sli.

    The gtx 480s out perform them by at least 10fps in every game I have when playing at the same settings.

    I have seen GTX 470s on newegg for $223 after rebate.

    The deal has since expired but I would keep a look out on Dealnews.com and newegg.com

    http://dealnews.com/Ge-Force-GTX-470-1.28-GB-PCIe-Video-Card-for-223-after-rebate-free-shipping/383424.html
  2. gaming in surrond/eyefinity is a good use for 2gb gpus

    either should be able to run 3 22" monitors (i can do it on a single 5870...)
  3. Have you heard anything about the Palit 2gb GTX 460's? Like 2/4 reviews on newegg say that SLI is buggy which makes me think I should not get them and just stick w/ the 470's. But if someone could supply me w/ some good info on the 2gbs in SLI then i would rather go that route since it would save me a couple of bucks and probably perform better than the 470's.
  4. You can save money by waiting on another deal like the one I posted $223 for the 470. Don't get the 460.

    Even Crysis max AA at 5760x1080 did not use more than 1500mb. So the 2gb is wasted.
  5. Well I am ordering my computer tomorrow so i have until then to find a deal on newegg. I am probably jus gonna go w/ the GTX 470 by palit since it seems to have the best cooling. I hope the 470's dont let me down when it comes to 5760x1080 res
  6. oooen1gmaooo said:
    Well I am ordering my computer tomorrow so i have until then to find a deal on newegg. I am probably jus gonna go w/ the GTX 470 by palit since it seems to have the best cooling. I hope the 470's dont let me down when it comes to 5760x1080 res


    i think you'll be fine, but you'll have to turn down some of the graphics or AA
  7. I have sli GTX 480s you can check out my videos to give you an idea about FPS. I would subtract 10-15fps and that's what you should be getting.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/atieyefinity
  8. I plan on overclocking my cpu so that should help w/ FPS right... I noticed that you were around 3ghz in those videos, i plan on overclocking my i5-750 to 3.8-4.0ghz. Curious if that would make a difference or make up for those frames i would loose?
  9. Helltech said:
    http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/801683-surround-gaming-nvidia-gtx460-mainstream-card.html

    You can read that thread, it might help you in your decision.



    This should help with your decision.. 470s owning


    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=947
  10. brennon7 said:
    This should help with your decision.. 470s owning


    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=947


    Yeah judging between my thread, and the link you provided I also believe the GTX 470s are plenty good enough.

    As it says in the thread I linked, paraphrasing here "unless your running a SLI GF100 setup, the GTX 460 2gb are a good BUDGET option to Nvidia surround".
  11. oooen1gmaooo said:
    I plan on overclocking my cpu so that should help w/ FPS right... I noticed that you were around 3ghz in those videos, i plan on overclocking my i5-750 to 3.8-4.0ghz. Curious if that would make a difference or make up for those frames i would loose?



    Surprisingly, I don't get much of a boost in FPS with overclocking my cpu maybe 5fps increase. I can play almost all my games at max settings at 5760x1080 without overclocking.
  12. to helltech
    On newegg the reviews for the 2gb GTX 460's says that their buggy in SLI, but that review that you linked makes it seem like they kickass. But I will most likely jus stick w/ the 470's since they are a bit more powerful, and comes w/ a free game.
  13. I don't think they are buggy from what I've read, but yeah I would just stick with the 470's anyway.
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