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April 3, 2011 1:20:22 AM

A while back i got an asus engtx 460 768mb because I was building a budget gaming system and it has been working great but now i have some more money and am going to get a surround set up and am wondering if the adding another gtx 460 768mb would even work well in surround considering it only has 768mb of ram. Would i be better off going with an Ati card with eyefinity and 1 or 2 gb of ram?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Also if I get another gtx 460 i will need to upgrade my power supply and could use some suggestions.

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April 3, 2011 7:21:28 PM

Also if it helps the three monitors i am going to use are 1600x900 resolution. I that will help you answer my question.
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April 3, 2011 10:12:07 PM

Any thing but Palit or Galaxy, personally just go for another Asus and don't look back. 1600x900 isn't all that much but I will my self be gaming on that next semester. Another 768mb Asus gtx 460 as you don't want to waste your money on a 1gb or 2gb when only 768mb will be made use of if in sli with your existing card.

GTX 460 1gb + 8800gt for physx

SLI however has a lot of overhead just like crossfire.
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April 3, 2011 10:21:52 PM

Any thing but Palit or Galaxy, personally just go for another Asus and don't look back. 1600x900 isn't all that much but I will my self be gaming on that next semester. said:
Any thing but Palit or Galaxy, personally just go for another Asus and don't look back. 1600x900 isn't all that much but I will my self be gaming on that next semester.


multiply that by 3. he's going surround.

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April 3, 2011 10:39:59 PM

You may as well just get another 460 and go SLI. You will be able to use 3 monitors, but it's going to be pretty taxing on your system. The games you can run on three monitors will probably require you to lower the detail to get a playable FPS, well some more than others of course. Of course for more demanding games you can always just put it back to playing on one monitor ^_^
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April 3, 2011 10:51:37 PM

the fact that you having a 768mb gtx460 already limits your multi display capabilities even with SLi.

you'd better off with selling what you have (your lcd panel, your gtx460) then buy a 32 inch hd lcdtv and a 6950 1gb.

unless you want to do a surround setup just for the sake of doing it.
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April 3, 2011 10:54:09 PM

oops
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April 4, 2011 12:04:00 AM

I did the math and found that three 1600*900 displays only has %5 more pixels than a 2560x1600 monitor which sli gtx 460 can still run pretty well. Is this a good way to tell if the cards will perform well?
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April 4, 2011 1:10:11 AM

768mb of vram isnt enough, you would probably get very bad performance.
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April 4, 2011 1:14:33 AM

I just want to know if my logic is sound in saying that if a 2560x900 monitor has almost the same amount of pixels as the three screens will a graphics card perform about the same?
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April 4, 2011 1:24:22 AM

Yes, pretty much; set aside the glitches for Surround/Eyefinity that MAY occur.
Not likely.
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April 4, 2011 1:35:00 AM

Best answer selected by g8orboy11.
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