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upgrading my 955 BE for eyefinity?

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August 26, 2012 10:59:15 AM

hey guys. i'm currently on deployment and planning up grading my rig in a few weeks. I want to get 2 more 24" monitors to complete my eyefinity setup and i mostly play WoW. question is, will my 955 BE be able to handle it? i'm also using a radeon 6770 with i'm pretty sure i'll have to upgrade as well. i also don't want to spend an overkill amount of money on a new GPU, but enough to get decent-good raid FPS in wow in eyefinity.thanks!

AMD 955 BE
radeon 6770
am3 biostar mobo
12 gb corsair ddr3
corsair 650 watt psu
corsair H70 cooling
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August 26, 2012 11:17:18 AM

what is the exact model of your motherboard?

if it has a second at least 8x PCIe slot, a second 6770 should allow eyefinity. if not, you'll probly want to replace the GPU (7970, GTX 670)

also if you haven't, overclocking your 955 to 3.6-4.0 GHz will help as well.
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August 26, 2012 11:35:35 AM

If your 6770 has display port you won't need a new card.You're processor will work. Heck,even a single core Athlon would work.
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August 26, 2012 11:42:28 AM

well, not for gaming
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August 26, 2012 12:07:08 PM

i'm currently out to sea right now so i can't really get the exact model( i had to buy it off craigslist due to my ASUS M4A78T-E crapping out on me) i know it does support crossfire though. so you think crossfire 6770's will be enough for eyefinity gaming in wow?
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August 26, 2012 12:15:33 PM

^At medium would do decently. It's worth a try before $500 on a card/processor upgrade.
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August 26, 2012 12:16:35 PM

Keep in mind that you cannot run eyefinity and crossfire at the same time in Dx11 mode. And you get better performance in dx11. I would sell your 6770 and get a 660 ti for wow 3 monitor gaming. Nvidia cards work better with wow.
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August 26, 2012 12:40:54 PM

hmmm, i thought wow support eyefinity and crossfire in dx11 as long as it was in full window mode
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August 26, 2012 2:12:04 PM

ah, ok. i got it now. then i'll have to look into the 660 then. how would my 955 hold up? would it even effect it?
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August 26, 2012 4:09:54 PM

955 will be fine, especially overclocked
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August 27, 2012 2:29:13 AM

955 would work with a 660ti,no worries.
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August 27, 2012 5:14:26 AM

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