Video card add on or replacement

Hi guys,
mainly for flightsims I would like to use three 22'' monitors in a row and one for the cockpit instruments (the forth one). For this purpose I do need either a new vid card with four ports for the monitors OR an additional vid card in crossfire with my existing one (MSI R4870).

Here my existing system:
Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 ,Intel X48, ATX, PCI-Express
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Tray 6144Kb, LGA775, 64bit
MSI R4870-T2D512E-OC, 512MB, PCI-Express
Western Digital Caviar 640GB, SATA II, Western Digital6400AAKS
Corsair TX650W 650 Watt
4GB-Kit Mushkin SP2-6400, CL5
Vista Home Premium 64bit SP1 - SB-Version
NEC Opti AD7201A bulk

Questions:
- Would you advice to REPLACE my existing vid card?
- If yes, which one would be good for good fprs in flight sims (Flight Simulator X) (I consider HD 5770 Flex with four ports)?
- If no, which one could be good for the CROSSFIRE with my MSI R4870 (I consider HD 5770 to HD 5870)?

Thank you in advance!
Rabe
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  1. rocky41 said:


    'couz double hd 4870 does not causes the eyefinity-effect which I need - three screens as one for the immersive gaming.

    Is anybody there who can answer my question? :hello:
  2. Actually there is problem in crossfire capabilities of the two different generation cards like hd 4870 and hd 5770, i may be wrong too.
    So if you want eyefinity-effect get the hd 5870 and use it alone as it can work with 3 screens with eyefinity effect.
  3. Rabe said:
    Hi guys,
    mainly for flightsims I would like to use three 22'' monitors in a row and one for the cockpit instruments (the forth one). For this purpose I do need either a new vid card with four ports for the monitors OR an additional vid card in crossfire with my existing one (MSI R4870).

    Here my existing system:
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 ,Intel X48, ATX, PCI-Express
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Tray 6144Kb, LGA775, 64bit
    MSI R4870-T2D512E-OC, 512MB, PCI-Express
    Western Digital Caviar 640GB, SATA II, Western Digital6400AAKS
    Corsair TX650W 650 Watt
    4GB-Kit Mushkin SP2-6400, CL5
    Vista Home Premium 64bit SP1 - SB-Version
    NEC Opti AD7201A bulk

    Questions:
    - Would you advice to REPLACE my existing vid card?
    - If yes, which one would be good for good fprs in flight sims (Flight Simulator X) (I consider HD 5770 Flex with four ports)?
    - If no, which one could be good for the CROSSFIRE with my MSI R4870 (I consider HD 5770 to HD 5870)?

    Thank you in advance!
    Rabe

    Hello and welcome to the forums
    1_If you want to go with Eyefinity,then yes you have to change your card to 5xxx series
    2&3_Well HD 5770 is slower than a 4870,so i would recommend either 5850 or 5870 for a performance boost.
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