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Upgrading gtx260 to ATI for 3 monitors

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July 21, 2011 2:23:35 AM

Hey guys I have an evga gtx260 right now http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-216-55nm-Superclocked-PCI-Ex...

I already have two monitors but i want to connect my tv next to me as well for better multi-tasking i was thinking of just getting something around the spec but ati any sugesstions?

my monitors are only 1680x1050 so i can run most current games on near max already. anything thats cheap is fine maybe around 100-150?

thanks!

my setup is
amd phenom iix4 955
gigabyte ga-ma78gm-us2h
patriot memory 4gb ram
600w psu
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July 21, 2011 7:36:31 AM

If your two monitors have DVI ports, then this is the card for you:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If fits right into your budget and just right for your monitor resolution.
With the sapphire Flex, you can connect everything right out of the box:
1. Monitor 1 -> DVI
2. Monitor 2 -> DVI
3. TV -> HDMI
If you do not have DVI ports and only have VGA, then you will need a DVI-S to VGA adaptor because there is only 1 DVI-D to VGA adaptor in the box. In this case, you are better off with a cheaper non-flex 6770 & use the savings to buy a DP/miniDP to VGA adaptor.
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July 21, 2011 4:59:50 PM

megamanx00 said:
^ That's not a performance upgrade from his GTX 260 though.

You should be looking at the FLEX 6870 or 6950

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And of course you should be running all monitors at the same resolution I believe. You can set up your two current monitors as one display group to span a desktop, and your TV as another.

He is looking for 3 monitor support & at $100-$150 budget.
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July 21, 2011 5:10:04 PM

thanks for input randomkid. does anything that support ati eyefinity can do 3 monitors at once?
and im assuming anything 6770 or above is similar to my gtx260?

but yea ill be running both monitors on dvi and my tv on hdmi.
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July 21, 2011 5:58:06 PM

^Yes. All AMD ( ATI is old name ) 5XXX series & above can do 3 monitors at once. The Sapphire flex edition cards can support 3 monitors out of the box.

Yes. 6770 is in the same hierarchy as the gtx260 although the gtx260 is top end of the hierarchy while the 6770 is in the middle.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

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July 28, 2011 12:09:52 AM

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