Approx Purchase Date: Would like to purchase in the next week or so.
Budget: Ideally under $100, maybe $150
Usage (least to most important): Gaming (various games, Starcraft 2, Crysis, Bad Company 2, soon to be Black Ops) primarily on one of my two 1680x1050 monitors (upgrading one of those to a 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor as primary gaming monitor), and as a home theater on a 1080P HDTV
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: NVIDIA GTX 275, Corsair 750w
Parts Preferences: None really, unless sticking a Radeon and NVIDIA in the same case is a bad idea, which I would assume so
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, don't care really.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (HDTV), 1920x1080 (21.5" monitor for gaming), 1680x1050
Comments: I currently have a GTX 275, running 2x 1680x1050 monitors off it. I would like to get another video card to have my TV run off of in 1080P for watching movies and basically as a home theater, and then use the other two monitors for gaming and other random things. I want to do this fairly cheaply, but still have it as a good setup. Any help would be appreciated
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If you look at ATI, then HD5770 will be within your budget (Considering the $ symbol is for US dollars). You will get the Eyefinity which would help you connect multi-display.
Hmm, I'll look into it. Can I use that at the same time as the GTX 275 though?
You cannot use them together. nVidia doesn't allow ATI drivers on its turf. There are some hacked drivers which make it work. Not much info on that.
You can use the GTX275 can be used as a physX card. But in any case the GTX275 is a very nice card. Why do you want to change it?
Wait, so if I install them, the GTX 275 could be used as a physX card on one monitor, and the ATI card would be working for the other two monitors? Would that be with or without the hacked drivers?
That is an area which i dont have much idea about. Coz i'm still stuck with my HD4850!
Wait for the others to comment on that...
Alright, Thanks for the help hell_storm200.
Anyone else know about the HD5770 and GTX 275 at the same time?
Not without messy modding.
Honestly the 5770 is just throwing out money for a performance downgrade, since the GTX275 SLI supports surround, and your Mobo supports SLI, your best option is another GTX275. Youll be able to use 3 monitors and get near-GTX480 performance.
I can't find a second GTX 275 for a reasonable amount, I don't exactly have much money Would it be worth getting a cheaper Nvidia card? Would that still allow for PhysX use?
Theres used GTX275 available for $100-$120 now, look around the FS foruns of Anand, TPU and EVGA.
Running three screens from two cards that are not the same with one of those cards dedicated to PhysX could result in the PhysX card crashing at times according to some folk who have tried it, using two of the same cards in SLi with PhysX enabled on the second GPU might not allow the three screens to show different images, I'm not sure because I haven't had the ability to try it myself.