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2D 3 Monitor setup - 560 vs 6950

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March 16, 2011 11:25:18 AM

Hello, I've been reading for hours and I can't make up my mind. So I'd like to see what you guys think.

System:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 OC@3.8GHz
8GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 @ 1600 8-8-8-24
MSI NF980-G65 Mobo ( SLI Ready )
GTX 275
730w PSU
1TB HDD

So here's the deal, I'm going to be using 3x www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682400925... For a 3 monitor setup.

Basically, I want to run the games really well. I've seen all the benchmarks/videos and I know that a Sli 560/570 or a CF 6950/6970 will run the games on the highest Details with my resolution of 5760x1080. The thing is I want to crank the AA which uses A LOT of VRAM. So, the 570 only has 1.2GB of VRAM and I can get a 2GB Version of the 560 Ti, But I'm not a fan of the brand or the looks of the card. (Palit)

The 2GB Versions of the 6950 and the 6970 are reasonably priced. I would have to get a new MOBO though and I just got the one I'm using now In December. I'm not a ATI Or a Nvidia Fan, I just like my games to run well.

So, I'm leaning twards the 6950. ( Possibly doing the BIOS flash and unlocking it into a 6970, haven't looked into it yet much though ) I'm just bummed that I need a new MOBO already. But the 6950 seems like the best way to go considering it has 2GB of VRAM to crank that AA with my high resolution.

Also I want to keep using my monitor now if possible ( Its an ASUS 23.6 inch, Id like to set it above the middle monitor ) But I don't think 2 Nvidia cards will support 4 monitors. I know the ATI setup should.

What do you guys think?

I'm also getting a new PSU so it wont be an Issue www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681725605...


Thanks for your time

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March 16, 2011 12:58:48 PM

doesn't your MOBO support CF? most of MOBOs which support SLI should support CF also... lately CF is scales better than SLI and 6950s CF can be as good as 570s SLI, for multi-monitoring additional VRAM is never bad too, if you can get a new MOBO with 2 6970s for the price of 2 560/570s it'd be a good deal tbh.. not sure about the multi-monitoring about nVidia's cards, but i've heard that they dont support over 2 for a single so i wouldn't say that 2 of them would support 4 monitors
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March 16, 2011 7:26:59 PM

I don't think the nForce Boards do ( Unless there is some software thing I can do ) But besides the point, I just watched a video where a single 6970 runs BFBC2 on 3x 1920x1080 with all high settings AF16x and AA4x and it was awesome for one card.
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