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2xGTX690 w/3x30" monitors

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July 21, 2012 4:21:12 PM

yes but a 7970 would be better because amd has eyefinity which is way far ahead of what nvidia has and you could buy 4 with that kind of money
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July 21, 2012 4:27:44 PM

Well if they cant nothing can. ;-)
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July 21, 2012 10:12:02 PM

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this is a nvidia thread....amd/radeon fanboys not invited.


its not being a fanboy as much perse, but its a fact that AMD handles 2560x1600 resolution and multiple screens more readily then nvidia can. It has been tested.
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July 21, 2012 10:18:18 PM

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its not being a fanboy as much perse, but its a fact that AMD handles 2560x1600 resolution and multiple screens more readily then nvidia can. It has been tested.

+1
http://cdn.overclock.net/f/fd/fd135a02_battlefield20256...

Only a few FPS, but the difference is definitely there.
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July 21, 2012 10:45:19 PM

Not too worried about a few frames per......i'm a life long nvidia gamer...dating back to the 3dfx voodoo cards...which nvidia acquired.
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July 21, 2012 10:46:36 PM

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this is a nvidia thread....amd/radeon fanboys not invited.


This is toms hardware, morons and thankless individuals not invited. If you know so much more than the rest of us why did you even ask?
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July 21, 2012 10:54:15 PM

this was a question about nvidia cards in a nvidia thread.....excuse me if I offended any amd fans....good bye.
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July 21, 2012 10:55:39 PM

OMG LOL
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July 21, 2012 11:03:54 PM

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HAHAHAHA
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July 21, 2012 11:11:25 PM

filthpiggy said:
Hello,
Would two GTX 690's push three 30" 2560x1600 monitors?


I have little doubt that they would do well.

I drive two 30"2560 x 1600 monitors with a single GTX680.
I only game on one, but it does just fine with that.
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July 21, 2012 11:25:51 PM

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I have little doubt that they would do well.

I drive two 30"2560 x 1600 monitors with a single GTX680.
I only game on one, but it does just fine with that.


Thanks ...the second serious answer. AMD/Radeon is not an option...sorry....

So then a couple 680's should even suffice as well you'd think....this is a serious question...I did not want to start a flame war.

I've already got a couple 580's in sli and 30" and I was just wondering if anyone has done 3x30" monitors on the nvidia 680/690 gpu?
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July 21, 2012 11:32:24 PM

filthpiggy said:
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I have little doubt that they would do well.

I drive two 30"2560 x 1600 monitors with a single GTX680.
I only game on one, but it does just fine with that.


Thanks ...the second serious answer. AMD/Radeon is not an option...sorry....

So then a couple 680's should even suffice as well you'd think....this is a serious question...I did not want to start a flame war.

I've already got a couple 580's in sli and 30" and I was just wondering if anyone has done 3x30" monitors on the nvidia 680/690 gpu?


Since you already have sli GTX580, still a very good combo, why not try them first? Buy the extra 30" monitors and try it out. You will then be better able to judge exactly how much horsepower you will need.

I have been using Samsung 305T monitors, which are no longer made. You can find them on e-bay refurbished, for a small discount.
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July 21, 2012 11:39:32 PM

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Since you already have sli GTX580, still a very good combo, why not try them first? Buy the extra 30" monitors and try it out. You will then be better able to judge exactly how much horsepower you will need.

I have been using Samsung 305T monitors, which are no longer made. You can find them on e-bay refurbished, for a small discount.


The 580's will not do 3 screens in surround....the 600 series will, from my understanding.
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July 21, 2012 11:40:30 PM

With that Resolution two 690's would do fine, but make sure you get cards with LOTS of Vram!

For a dual chip card, the 690's advertise as 4GB, this is not total for the RAM needs to be mirrored in each chip, effectively you have 2GB/chip. For most games this should be fine, but at that resolution games with better textures (Crysis 2, Skyrim HD pack) You will preferably want more VRAM.

While Skyrim specifically manages VRAM terribly, I will still use this as an example. (1920x1080 1 screen)
I Own a GTX 480 with 1536MB of ram, and with an HD Texture pack installed, my ram usage is at the whole 1.5GB. Sometimes if too many textures load too fast, it crashes from a glitch breaking VRAM limit.
Other games such as Battlefield 3 hit 1350MB of ram at times, with AA disabled but otherwise run fine.
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July 21, 2012 11:43:05 PM

filthpiggy said:
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Since you already have sli GTX580, still a very good combo, why not try them first? Buy the extra 30" monitors and try it out. You will then be better able to judge exactly how much horsepower you will need.

I have been using Samsung 305T monitors, which are no longer made. You can find them on e-bay refurbished, for a small discount.


The 580's will not do 3 screens in surround....the 600 series will, from my understanding.


OH! Learned something new today.
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July 22, 2012 12:03:07 AM

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I'm pretty sure as long the 580's are in SLI, they will do surround. You can't use Nvidia Surround with a single card, however.


It seems you are right....great news....thanks so much.....I feel so stupid now. LOL
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July 22, 2012 12:08:54 AM

filthpiggy said:
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I'm pretty sure as long the 580's are in SLI, they will do surround. You can't use Nvidia Surround with a single card, however.


It seems you are right....great news....thanks so much.....I feel so stupid now. LOL


The only difference surround view wise for the 500 to 600 series is that you can run 3 monitors off a single gpu with the 600 series unlike the 500 series which requires sli :) 

more new stuff to be learned :p 
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July 22, 2012 12:09:07 AM

Best answer selected by filthpiggy.
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July 22, 2012 12:30:45 AM

Well thanks for all...I had to endure the flame boys out there, quote...."morons and thankless individuals".....not sure who he was.....anyway after they left I got some serious answers....thanks!. I will see what my 2 asus matrix platinum 580's will do I guess.
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July 22, 2012 12:48:17 AM

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July 22, 2012 12:50:40 AM

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July 22, 2012 12:52:03 AM

filthpiggy < Taunting is unacceptable in this forum
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