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What card for tripple monitors

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September 4, 2010 5:29:01 PM

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=N82E168...

or

2 saphire 5870s (369 x 2 + 100 dollar adapter) 838 tota
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

1 saphire 5970 (650 + 100 dollar adapter) 750 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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September 4, 2010 5:58:11 PM

Those two HD5870 are already more powerful than a single HD5970
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September 4, 2010 6:20:31 PM

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=N82E168...

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the two zotac amp 480s for 514 each here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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.
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September 4, 2010 7:00:48 PM

Any reason you want expensive 480's?

429 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

424 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

440 no rebate needed
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Sub...

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-...

You can also probably find more information in this thread..
http://www.overclock.net/ati/591413-official-ati-eyefin...
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September 4, 2010 10:01:46 PM

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.

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September 4, 2010 10:14:36 PM

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.
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September 4, 2010 10:17:27 PM

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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
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September 4, 2010 10:21:43 PM

Mousemonkey said:
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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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September 4, 2010 10:22:01 PM

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September 4, 2010 10:22:31 PM

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