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July 16, 2012 6:38:09 PM

I'm planning on making a new build in the next few weeks and I want to run it with three monitors. I have to render 3D images fairly often and I use CAD programs with regularity. I was planning on buying one GTX 680 video card, will this be suitable?

I was looking to buy three of these monitors or their smaller counterparts. How will the card stack up with these displays; and I occasionally game, will the 8ms response time be problematic?
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July 16, 2012 7:04:12 PM

For rendering I would recommend the 7970 over the 680. The gtx680 is better for gaming but the HD7970 is a compute monster. Those monitors will be fine but I would recommend getting something not so expensive. Your choice though really, I just feel like you could get something with as good as picture for around $200/each, just my opinion though.

Here are some really nice 7970s:

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


EDIT: I retract that statement about the same picture for less, I didn't see that those dells were IPS monitors. That's about the going rate for a 24" IPS...
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July 16, 2012 7:08:19 PM

If you want smooth playback, and very quick rendering, I would choose the 570. The 680 isn't much better. It also depends on the editing software you use. Some use GPU acceleration and others don't. I have a 570 with 2 gbs and it is complete overkill. Whichever one you choose make sure it is 2 gigs. The only thing with the 680 is the fact it is more expensive, the 570 is all you need, it's already overkill. But if you're a hardcore editor get two 570's.
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July 16, 2012 7:16:21 PM

stickg1 said:
For rendering I would recommend the 7970 over the 680. The gtx680 is better for gaming but the HD7970 is a compute monster. Those monitors will be fine but I would recommend getting something not so expensive. Your choice though really, I just feel like you could get something with as good as picture for around $200/each, just my opinion though.

Here are some really nice 7970s:

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


EDIT: I retract that statement about the same picture for less, I didn't see that those dells were IPS monitors. That's about the going rate for a 24" IPS...


Ok thank you I will look into the 7970; and yea I know the new IPS's are quite expensive but I wanted to try them out, hopefully they'll last me a while.
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