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December 11, 2011 9:45:44 AM

Hello!

I will be building a new computer for Christmas but i need some advice on the GPU for around $250

I will have a 3 monitor setup all monitors will be 1920x1080 i'm wondering what GPU around $250 would be the best for this resolution.

Or should i wait for the 7xxx series to come out?

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a c 75 U Graphics card
December 11, 2011 11:13:10 AM

what are your current specs?
what psu do you use and how many amps does it have on it's +12v rail?
which website will you be using for buying gfx cards?
for around $250 you can get a gtx 560 ti which supports up to 2 displays. you can get a radeon hd 6870 card for less which might be able to support 3 displays with eyefinity. you'll need a displayport monitor to be one of the displays. but the 6870 is less powerful than the 560 ti. radeon hd 6950 is closer to the 560 ti but the 2gb version, the one you'll likely to benefit more from, costs around $270+. for example:
Free DIRT 3 game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Weekend special, while supplies last MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
you might be able to find some good deals around christmas.
December 11, 2011 11:28:53 AM

These are my specs i will be getting

AsRock Z68-Extreme3-Gen3 Intel Z68
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8247

Antec Earth EA-750W PSU
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8120

Patriot PYRO Sanforce SF-2200 60GB SATA3 SSD Solid State Drive
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8052

G.Skill Sniper 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7650

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3Ghz 1155pin Boxed CPU
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7581

Thermaltake Armor+ MX Mid Black Tower
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=1061

And i will be buying from msy or any Australian online computer store.

I was looking at the 6950 2GB for awhile.
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December 11, 2011 11:59:41 AM

For a 3monitor Eyefinity setup you will benefit from having a 2GB card so getting the HD6950 2GB is the minimum I would recommend, then quickly get another one for good gaming performance at 5760 x 1080 resolution!
The 7xxx series coming out will most likely be a total different price bracket http://www.techpowerup.com/156312/AMD-Radeon-HD-7000-Se...
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December 11, 2011 12:23:56 PM

rolli59 said:
For a 3monitor Eyefinity setup you will benefit from having a 2GB card so getting the HD6950 2GB is the minimum I would recommend, then quickly get another one for good gaming performance at 5760 x 1080 resolution!
The 7xxx series coming out will most likely be a total different price bracket http://www.techpowerup.com/156312/AMD-Radeon-HD-7000-Se...


OP: Sorry, my fault. If you have 3 monitors system I would recommend to take a look at 2GB.
December 12, 2011 12:46:24 AM

rolli59 said:
For a 3monitor Eyefinity setup you will benefit from having a 2GB card so getting the HD6950 2GB is the minimum I would recommend, then quickly get another one for good gaming performance at 5760 x 1080 resolution!
The 7xxx series coming out will most likely be a total different price bracket http://www.techpowerup.com/156312/AMD-Radeon-HD-7000-Se...


It is said in the link there will be two 7xxx priced at $299 and one at $199
December 12, 2011 12:48:32 AM

rolli59 said:
For a 3monitor Eyefinity setup you will benefit from having a 2GB card so getting the HD6950 2GB is the minimum I would recommend, then quickly get another one for good gaming performance at 5760 x 1080 resolution!
The 7xxx series coming out will most likely be a total different price bracket http://www.techpowerup.com/156312/AMD-Radeon-HD-7000-Se...


It is said in the link there will be two 7xxx priced at $299 and one at $199
a c 1309 U Graphics card
a c 94 C Monitor
December 12, 2011 1:04:37 AM

cezzlo said:
It is said in the link there will be two 7xxx priced at $299 and one at $199

Yes but the $199 card will not be a replacement for the HD6950 rather HD6850 and the $299 replacing the HD6870!
December 12, 2011 9:20:27 AM

rolli59 said:
Yes but the $199 card will not be a replacement for the HD6950 rather HD6850 and the $299 replacing the HD6870!


True do you think i should go with the 6950 2GB then? It seems my best bet.
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December 12, 2011 9:34:31 AM

+1 to get the 2Gb 6950 but you could wait for the 7000 series as the 6950 should go down in price shortly after the 7000s are released.
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