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Strength enough for a 3 monitor 5760x1080 setup

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December 18, 2010 5:01:26 AM

Im currently running a hybrid crossfire setup with a 5850 and a 5870, i have the 5850 overclocked past the 5870 performance level, i have 8gb of ddr3 1600mghz 7-7-7-20, i have the thuban 1090t 6 core at 4 .2ghz

im wondering if i will have enough juice to fully utilize a 3 monitor setup with each monitor at 1920x1080

id like to get as close to maxing out my games as i can,

test specs:

3dmark11-performance 7100
Metro2033-Avg 50fps (maxed no AA)
Crysis (40fps w/ 8xaa)


basically everything looks great, but will the system be able to slug it at that kind of resolution?
December 18, 2010 8:45:58 AM

All depends on what games u r playing. but that computer will go a long way atleast.

The thing u might need to turn down a bit is the AA.

Could u make a sample list for us of games ur playing?
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December 18, 2010 3:01:57 PM

Hybrid crossfire setup? I don't think so, it's just a crossfire setup.

Just because you clocked the 5850 core and memory past 5870 settings, doesn't exactly mean it's as fast, it's still missing 160 stream processors. So wouldn't that also only run your 5870 at 1440sp's instead of 1600?
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December 18, 2010 3:38:10 PM

okay, its a common misconception that the faster card clocks down, nobody bothers to do their hw

your system chooses a master gpu typically the card in the primary pci slot, this card does most of the work and when the card is pushed passed about 60% usage or so then the other card kicks in, both cards running at their own specifications and clocks, so the 5870 is running at 850,1200 while my 5850 is running at 910 and 1200 so in actuality i get better performance than a stock 5870 xfire config, the numbers dont lie

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December 18, 2010 3:40:23 PM

snoogiloo said:
All depends on what games u r playing. but that computer will go a long way atleast.

The thing u might need to turn down a bit is the AA.

Could u make a sample list for us of games ur playing?


I play :
arcania gothic 4
GTA4
Metro2033
Crysis Warhead
Dirt2
and soon to be

Crysis 2
Mass Effect 3
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Diablo 3

i put my system through the shitter on a regular basis
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December 19, 2010 1:01:48 AM

CG_Gamer said:
okay, its a common misconception that the faster card clocks down, nobody bothers to do their hw

your system chooses a master gpu typically the card in the primary pci slot, this card does most of the work and when the card is pushed passed about 60% usage or so then the other card kicks in, both cards running at their own specifications and clocks, so the 5870 is running at 850,1200 while my 5850 is running at 910 and 1200 so in actuality i get better performance than a stock 5870 xfire config, the numbers dont lie


umm...no....the 5850 only has 1440sp's the 5870 has 1600sp's.
hybrid crossfire is using a video card and a igp together.
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December 19, 2010 3:12:08 AM

okay im not reffering to the hybrid crossfire, its a mixed gpu crossfire, and i know that the 5850 has less stream processors but the 5870 doesnt deactivate the extra ones just because its in crossfire, please read the message before commenting on it
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December 19, 2010 4:04:31 PM

CG_Gamer said:
I play :
arcania gothic 4
GTA4
Metro2033
Crysis Warhead
Dirt2
and soon to be

Crysis 2
Mass Effect 3
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Diablo 3

i put my system through the shitter on a regular basis


Thats some demanding games ur playing :p 

Well i dont think u will be able to max the games but u should be able to go full on details and textures (on most games atleast) if ur ready to drop the AA down to 2x or something.
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December 19, 2010 6:08:44 PM

do you know of a site that offers benchmarks with both comparisons?
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December 19, 2010 11:49:05 PM

CG_Gamer said:
okay im not reffering to the hybrid crossfire, its a mixed gpu crossfire, and i know that the 5850 has less stream processors but the 5870 doesnt deactivate the extra ones just because its in crossfire, please read the message before commenting on it


Ok well your the one that said your 5850 was clocked PAST the 5870 performance level. You can't add 160 sp's by overclocking your memory and core.
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December 20, 2010 2:42:37 AM

okay, no you cant add sp's, but you can overclock most 5850s faster than a stock 5870, not just a clock speed but total overall performance, and i know this for a fact because my 5850 was blowing benchmarks out the water for stock 5870s
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December 20, 2010 3:03:02 AM

Anyone have any benches for this scenario? I am wondering the same question myself basically.. for that matter will two 6870s and a 4 ghz quad be enough to power 3 1080p monitors nicely? I saw some NCIX video where the guy was playing codmw2 on the triple display eyeinfinity setup and gameplay seemed to be very smooth be no mention of resolution, performace or settings... :( 

I would guess that it would be enough to power most games at decent settings at least maybe not full 1080 on each but what are some other common resolutions that are lower that people actually use in eyeinfinity??

my gut would say that you will be able to play most dx10/9 games fine and some dx11 titles, however the most demanding games of either d3d, ie crysis will probly give you problems as it is not even maxed out at a constant 60 fps on ONE monitor with your setup let alone two. So in general my thought would be for the most part yes.. with not that much room to grow,
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December 20, 2010 2:21:52 PM

Seems there are not enough people running triple monitors for gaming to answer your questions. Maybe you could try it and let us know.
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December 20, 2010 2:52:13 PM

As ive said, as long as ur not in need of 8x AA u will be fine in most games
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December 20, 2010 3:23:50 PM

CG_Gamer said:
I play :
arcania gothic 4
GTA4
Metro2033
Crysis Warhead
Dirt2
and soon to be

Crysis 2
Mass Effect 3
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Diablo 3

i put my system through the shitter on a regular basis

I have Eyefinity myself and have some of those games.
GTA4=unplayable at max settings
Metro2033=unplayable as well
Crysis Warhead=Also unplayable
Dirt 2=Max Settings 2xaa my FPS don't drop below 40.

Although, this is only with one card.
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December 20, 2010 4:19:27 PM

alextheawesome said:
I have Eyefinity myself and have some of those games.
GTA4=unplayable at max settings
Metro2033=unplayable as well
Crysis Warhead=Also unplayable
Dirt 2=Max Settings 2xaa my FPS don't drop below 40.

Although, this is only with one card.


well what are your system specs accomplishing this?? or at least what gpus and cpu?
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December 20, 2010 4:38:46 PM

jjb8675309 said:
well what are your system specs accomplishing this?? or at least what gpus and cpu?

In my member config ;) 
Phenom II X4 3.5Ghz
Radeon 5870

I'd get some real numbers for ya, but the games don't even want to start.
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December 21, 2010 12:33:42 AM

I max out every game with AA and i get great frames so im not sure how it will pan out, i know that the more you tax a crossfire setup the better the scaling so im hoping that i should stay playable without AA

as of right now i get:

GTA(full distance maxed out) 30fps
Metro2033(maxed) 50-70fps
Crysis Warhead(enthusiast with 8xAA) 40fps
Dirt2(maxed) never seen it under 70

all games at 1920x1080

im more than willing to turn down AA and decrease distance settings but i just wanted a consences of how i would fair with an eyefinity setup
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