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Triple Monitor 3D setup with 1 GTX card?

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May 28, 2012 7:43:35 PM

Hi all, I'm building a new PC with goals to do 3D gaming on a triple monitor setup.

I was considering doing a GTX560ti 2GB or GTX570 1.2GB. I would get 2x either of these to go SLI. then I realized Diablo 3 and perhaps GW2 won't support SLI setups...

Now I'm realizing that if I went with only 1 of either of these cards, I won't be able to do a triple monitor set up? What do I do? What 1 NVIDIA card would you recommend so that I can play 3D in the games above?

Many thanks
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May 28, 2012 8:03:14 PM

When you say 3D, I'm assuming you mean 3D Vision. That is going to take a lot of power. Even a single gtx 680 struggles in a lot of games for 3D Vision, though it is not bad, as lowered settings in 3D is better than no 3D. A single gtx 680 also struggles a lot using 3 monitor resolutions without 3D Vision, even more than a single monitor doing 3D Vision.

Add both together, and you are going to be hurting for performance. That said, Diablo 3 is very PC friendly. It is not graphically advanced or demanding. It has good artwork, but it does not push a video card hard at all. If a GTX570 had any chance in hell to do 3D surround, it would be when you are playing Diablo 3.
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May 28, 2012 8:40:52 PM

Many thanks for your help (keep in mind I'm not the most savvy person on pc hardware, this is the first PC I'm ever building). Yes I do mean 3D Vision? Is there a difference?

What sort of graphics card setup would you imagine is seen here?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEs9ZLBq3nk

Also, in this video, he is running 2 GTX 460s SLI with obvious performance issues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZPGkkKzjyA apparently SLI isn't completely unsupported?

Bottom line what do you recommend? Should I go SLI, or 1 card? If so what nvidia cards do I choose? I plan on playing GW2 more than D3. Many thanks.
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May 29, 2012 4:17:42 AM

Just because he is having issues with 2 460's doesn't mean SLI isn't supported. 2 460's has issues with 3 screens alone, and 3 monitors in 3D requires double the power for the same FPS. You'd likely want a minimum of a 690 to power that kind of setup, if not 2 690's.

I'd recommend buying a single 3D monitor with a 670/680. A 690 if you really think you plan to go with 3 3D monitors in 3D surround.
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March 21, 2014 4:02:31 AM

Dont listen to these guys u dont need 2x 690's ! I have 2x 580's and i can max most game even with 3D on, Check out my youtube channel to see my setup TheChrisglasgow.
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