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Running a Dell U3011 for 2560x1600 gaming with a GTX 560Ti

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May 22, 2011 11:28:50 AM

Can anybody help me with this please?

I have the following rig and wish to buy a Dell U3011 30" monitor to run games (Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Crysis 2, DiRT 2 etc.) at 2560x1600 resolution.

Machine: Dell Studio XPS 8100
CPU: Intel i5-750 2.67GHz
CPU cooler: Unmodified Dell
RAM: 8GB DDR3 533MHz
GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti Amp! Edition
GPU cooler: Unmodified Zotac - i.e. integral GPU fan
Mobo: Dell 0T568R - no SLI capability
HDD: 1.2GB
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
PSU: Antec TruePower New 750W
PSU cooler: Unmodified Antec
Case: Unmodified Dell
Case cooler: Unmodified Dell - i.e. 92mm 45CFM exhaust fan at rear of case

Is my rig up to this? Is anybody managing to run games at 2560x1600 on a Dell U3011 (or similar) using a single GTX 560 Ti card? I am worried that the GTX 560 Ti would get too hot to make this possible.

I'd be glad to hear from anybody who knows more about this than me.

Many thanks.
a c 169 U Graphics card
May 22, 2011 11:52:49 AM

A single GTX 560Ti can handle some games maxed out on 2560x1600 but I'd definitely recommend adding another 560 in order to play on that res.
May 22, 2011 1:48:49 PM

Thanks for the reply Maziar. I'd prefer to stick with a single-card setup if possible as adding another 560 would mean a new motherboard. Do you have any recommendation for a replacement graphics card that would do a better job of running things at 2560x1600?
a c 169 U Graphics card
May 22, 2011 2:51:49 PM

GTX 590/HD 6990
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