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Ati comparrison video card to Nvidia GTX 460?

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January 13, 2012 2:17:35 PM

Hello, i currently own the Nvidia GTX 460. I am wanting to do nvidia surround (where you play games across more than one screen) but to do this you need two cards, unfortunately my motherboard supports only 1 video card. So one of the alternatives in doing this is buying a ATI card as you can do eyefinity (same as Nvidia surround). Does anyone know an ATI alternative to the GTX 460? or a recommended card that's either the same or better than the GTX 460?
Much appreciated.
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January 13, 2012 2:37:12 PM

A Radeon 6850 provides performance similar to the GTX 460. Even so you will have to lower the visual quality a bit if you want to game across 3 screen. If you're going to get a new card, I would recommend getting at least a 6950, or if you can wait see what the new Radeon 7800 cards offer in late February or March.
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January 13, 2012 2:59:36 PM

6950 is a great video card.
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January 13, 2012 3:39:05 PM

You'll need a much beefier card for Eyefinity (3-monitor gaming) if you want to play at the screens' native resolutions. What is your budget and what res (i.e. 3840x720, 3840x1024, 5040x1050, 5760x1080) are you aiming for?

A 6950 should handle 720p on 3 monitors about as well as your 460 plays on 1080p, but if you're aiming higher, you'll probably want a 7950/7970.
January 13, 2012 3:42:25 PM

Well i've got a 1680x1050 currently, i'm going to get another one, is it possible to be able to do it on just two monitors? if not i have multiple monitors, unfortunately they're not the same resolution, 1920x1050, 1680x1050 and two 1440x900 monitors.
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January 13, 2012 4:00:23 PM

You can do it on two, but Nvidia can do two monitors too. (Lol try saying that.)

You could use the two 1440x900 as your wing monitors and the 1680x1050 as your main monitor - they're the same aspect ratio (16:10) and play at 3840x800 - it wouldn't look bad, and a 6950 should run games okay.

Or you could get another 1440x900 monitor and play all three at native res (4320x900) and it would look much better, but you'd probably want a more powerful card to get a good framerate... Probably an HD 7870 or 7950 (~$300-400). Those cards should be out in March/April.
January 23, 2012 5:04:30 PM

The edges on the 1440x900 screen are around 4cm thick, meaning there will be a huge gap between than the actual screens themselves, meaning it will be awful for eyefinity.
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January 23, 2012 5:40:53 PM

jessterman21 said:
You can do it on two, but Nvidia can do two monitors too. (Lol try saying that.)

You could use the two 1440x900 as your wing monitors and the 1680x1050 as your main monitor - they're the same aspect ratio (16:10) and play at 3840x800 - it wouldn't look bad, and a 6950 should run games okay.

Or you could get another 1440x900 monitor and play all three at native res (4320x900) and it would look much better, but you'd probably want a more powerful card to get a good framerate... Probably an HD 7870 or 7950 (~$300-400). Those cards should be out in March/April.

The last time I checked Nvidia Surround only supported three monitors.
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