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Not sure what to do.... Graphics card advice, please.

My system:
Q9550
4GB RAM OCZ
750w psu antec
60GB agility SSD
1TB seagate
win 7 64bit

I would like to upgrade my video card from the current 4670 ATI to something better. I don't play high end games to often (once a month) but when I do I would prefer to play at the highest quality. I mainly do encoding programming etc. I was thinking of going for nvidia for the CUDA, but I like that AMD had eyefinity for three monitors.

For a budget I would prefer under $150 but willing to go above

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. HD 5770 is $130
    GTX 460 768MB is $180
    HD5830 is $180

    pick one as you would.
  2. Best answer
    There is a Zotac GTX460 that can run up to four monitors at once now.
  3. Mousemonkey said:
    There is a Zotac GTX460 that can run up to four monitors at once now.



    I like the way this sounds! Is there a specific one?
  4. christiangordon said:
    I like the way this sounds! Is there a specific one?

    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 3DP 1GB 256-bit (710MHz/3600MHz) [ZT-40407-10P]

    you might need to pony up $250+ for this.
  5. no, I think most nVidia card will not support more than 2 displays except the one mentioned above. Or if you buy two of them and do SLi.

    I dont know if eyefinity and crossfire are working together now. if yes, you can use up to 6 monitors with two 5770 crossfire, well still pay $260.
  6. cirslevin said:
    no, I think most nVidia card will not support more than 2 displays except the one mentioned above.

    I dont know if eyefinity and crossfire are working together now. if yes, you can use up to 6 monitors with two 5770 crossfire, well still pay $260.

    I think you'll find that there is only one card that can run 6 monitors and that's the 6 port 5970 which costs a lot more than $260.
  7. my board doesn't support sli or crossfire

    i am currently using my 4670 with (2) usb to vga adapters so that I have 4 screens.
  8. Mousemonkey said:
    I think you'll find that there is only one card that can run 6 monitors and that's the 6 port 5970 which costs a lot more than $260.

    oh well

    its actually 5870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102888 for $435.
  9. 450 or 460 or 460SC wud be my choices
  10. christiangordon said:
    my board doesn't support sli or crossfire

    i am currently using my 4670 with (2) usb to vga adapters so that I have 4 screens.


    then may be pick a 5770 ($130) or 5830 ($180) for 3 displays.
  11. cirslevin said:

    Meh, so I was one digit out, ATi and their confusing naming schemes are to blame for that! It's still more than $260 though isn't it?
  12. is the 5830 vs the 460 better for encoding?
  13. JackNaylorPE said:
    450 or 460 or 460SC wud be my choices

    460 is a good option at $180

    450 is definitely not a good option at #130
  14. Mousemonkey said:
    Meh, so I was one digit out, ATi and their confusing naming schemes are to blame for that! It's still more than $260 though isn't it?

    it sure is.
  15. From benchmarks I have looked at it seems like the GTX460 is better then the 5830

    Plus the 5830 is about $200 when the 460 is about $170
  16. I guess final question about this:

    GTX 460 192bit or 256bit? what is really the difference?
  17. christiangordon said:
    I guess final question about this:

    GTX 460 192bit or 256bit? what is really the difference?

    The 256 card is better for the higher resolutions and the two versions cannot be run in SLi together.
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