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What card for tripple monitors

im debating 3 card setups for 3 1920x1080 screens.... so whats that (1920 x 3??) 5760x1080

either 2 gtx 480s zotac amps (514 x 2) 1,028 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500166

or

2 saphire 5870s (369 x 2 + 100 dollar adapter) 838 tota
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102883

or

1 saphire 5970 (650 + 100 dollar adapter) 750 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102887

i was looking at a bunch of benchmarks but none of them where for eyefinity/nvidia surround so i dont know how each card works at those large resolutions.

im talking sheer performance not including heat or anything.

will those particular 5870s that i listed be able to overclock past a 5970??
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  1. Those two HD5870 are already more powerful than a single HD5970
  2. rolli59 said:
    Those two HD5870 are already more powerful than a single HD5970


    ya i was reading bout that the 5970 is 2 5850s unless you buy the ares.

    so i guess its down to the 2 370 dollar 5870s here
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102883

    or

    the two zotac amp 480s for 514 each here
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500166


    1028 vs 840 (740+100 adapter)

    its a 188 dollare savings without counting in savings for the power supply

    what do you guys think the fps differences will be between these two setups.
  3. Any reason you want expensive 480's?

    429 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125319

    424 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261069

    440 no rebate needed
    http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Submit=view

    Regardless, I think even dual 5850s would even be enough.

    Here is a big benchmark thread...
    http://www.overclock.net/ati/587644-ati-eyefinity-game-screens-benchmarks.html

    You can also probably find more information in this thread..
    http://www.overclock.net/ati/591413-official-ati-eyefinity-club.html
  4. Helltech said:
    Any reason you want expensive 480's?


    the cooling on the amp cards is AMAZING thats y


    but im torn between the 2 5870s and 2 480s because i dont want to have that 50 percent drop of the 3 monitors i still want my 45-80 fps anything below 30fps is unacceptable iv been there done that never want to go back i want to go back

    but if the 2 5870s fully overclocked are only 10 fps below the fully overclocked 480s then ill save the money for water cooling in the future but if the 480s are 15-25 fps higher then its well worth the cash.
  5. OCing two GTX 470s would be the best for the money by a long shot. 7% more shaders and 256mb more memory isn't nearly worth the extra $300+ you would spend on GTX 480s IMO.
    Also FYI an HD5970 is two HD5870s underclocked to 725mhz.
  6. Best answer
    Quote:
    It is disturbingly obvious in our testing that GeForce GTX 480 SLI is superior to Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 2GB and Radeon HD 5870 1GB CrossFireX configurations in 3x1 multi-display gaming. GeForce GTX 480 SLI is a powerhouse of performance at high resolution multi-display gaming. In every game we played it didn’t just come out on top a little, it completely owned the two HD 5870 CrossFireX setups.


    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/07/20/nvidia_surround_technology_performance_review/1
  7. Mousemonkey said:
    Quote:
    It is disturbingly obvious in our testing that GeForce GTX 480 SLI is superior to Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 2GB and Radeon HD 5870 1GB CrossFireX configurations in 3x1 multi-display gaming. GeForce GTX 480 SLI is a powerhouse of performance at high resolution multi-display gaming. In every game we played it didn’t just come out on top a little, it completely owned the two HD 5870 CrossFireX setups.


    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/07/20/nvidia_surround_technology_performance_review/1


    guess that ancers my question 480 sli it is

    it got higher frame rates on higher settings thats like double duty
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