I've been looking around for an answer to this but can't seem to find it. I'd like to know if I could run Nvidia surround (non-3d) off my GTX 470 which has a 9800GTX+ for PhysX. I am currently using 2 displays off each card (4 total), the Nvidia site says that the 400 series is required, which I have, but can I use the 9800 as the second card or not? Any and all help is appreciated.
I forget what board your are using but if you got a third slot and your psu can handle the load then go for a second GTX 470 unless you are like the rest of us now that are broke and not some rich euro brat.
Yes sadly I'm like the rest of you, don't really have the money to dish out on another GTX 470. Next week though I'll be getting a GTX 570 Superclocked thanks to EVGA's step up program so I'm happy about that since I won't have to pay anything for the new card (though $20 shipping). I was really hoping that the 500 series would allow 3 monitors on a single chip but I guess not. BTW I'm using an EVGA X58 SLI LE.
Yeah I was thinking for a while to end up getting something else like a 6970 but considering the performance is even less than that of a 570 and not wanting to Crossfire it, it'd almost be the same scenario.
But he's getting the GTX 570 for FREE.Why would he want to shell out 370 bucks for the HD 6970?
He's the one who brought up the 6970 option. He also cannot do his 3 monitor setup he wanted with a single 570. I also do not believe the 570 will be free. It's a trade in, and he'll be paying the difference. It's an EVGA step up program, he probably has to pay the difference. EVGA also makes 6970's, so he may be able to use the same program to go that route, although I don't know about this program, so it may require him to stay with Nvidia, maybe he can fill us in.
Ok, firstly EVGA does not make 6970's. Secondly I am practically getting it for free since I bought the 470 for the same price as the 570 is now, all I have to pay is $20 shipping. The 6970 is better at handling higher resolutions but the downside is it drops on frames anyways from the benchmarks I've seen against the GTX 570. I can't really give my GTX 470 to EVGA, get the money back somehow and buy a 6970. I'd have to sell the 470 to someone and then I'd be needing to dish out alot more money. As far as the 9800GTX+, yes it isn't that hard to get hacked forceware drivers for use with ATI cards, and if you're wondering, I do play PhysX games and enjoy the PhysX aspect of it. Lets continue from there.