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GTX 570 with Triple Monitors? Or 680?

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July 27, 2012 1:08:36 AM

So I wanted to do triple monitor gaming? But with 500 bucks I could get 2 more monitors and a GTX 570.

But then I also could get a GTX 680...

Which would be better? A GTX 680, or 3 monitors and a GTX 570?

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July 27, 2012 1:16:48 AM

Do you already have a GTX 570 in your system? If you do, then I would personally get another 570 just to do surround.

However, there's always the option of a GTX 670...they perform extremely close to the 680's and cost $100 less.
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July 27, 2012 1:19:33 AM

mocchan said:
Do you already have a GTX 570 in your system? If you do, then I would personally get another 570 just to do surround.

However, there's always the option of a GTX 670...they perform extremely close to the 680's and cost $100 less.


There is a Galaxy card with 4 dvi ports that supports triple gaming on the 570.


Then again I could go with the 670.


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July 27, 2012 1:22:04 AM

Well If you want to run 3 monitors I guess the 570. But I'm not sure how well one 570 will be able to run three monitors. Remember no instead of it rendering 60degrees or so it now has to render 180 degrees of view which will be a lot more taxing. The 680 will perform a lot better than a 570. You could also go with the 670, I personally think that the 680 is a stupid card because you can get a a 670 for $100 less and it will not lose that much frame rate. With one 670 you can get 72 fps on max settings in 1080p 4xMSAA. For reference the average human eye can only see 60fps and no tv's out there go higher than 60fps. If I were you I would go with a 670.
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July 27, 2012 1:28:02 AM

BF312 said:
There is a Galaxy card with 4 dvi ports that supports triple gaming on the 570.


Then again I could go with the 670.


Totally forgot about that particular card :lol: 

Personally, I would just get the 670 due to it's huge performance gap. The 570 is a nice card as well, but I just don't see how it would be able to push three monitors at a relatively high setting considering it's VRAM.

Plus, with the left over $100 you have (considering you get the 670), you can save that up and put it towards your fund for two more monitors in the future for surround :) 
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July 27, 2012 1:30:04 AM

now if you are a nvidia "fanboy" not saying you are but if you are dont read all of this
now you want a nvidia card which is good for gaming on 1 maybe 2 monitors but amd has eyefinity which is way ahead of what nvidia has so if you want to game on 3 monitors i would suggest a 7970 just because eyefinity
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July 27, 2012 1:34:06 AM

mocchan said:
Totally forgot about that particular card :lol: 

Personally, I would just get the 670 due to it's huge performance gap. The 570 is a nice card as well, but I just don't see how it would be able to push three monitors at a relatively high setting considering it's VRAM.

Plus, with the left over $100 you have (considering you get the 670), you can save that up and put it towards your fund for two more monitors in the future for surround :) 


Yeah I read somethings saying it might not be the best.

I might go with the 670, get a cheap 2nd monitor 19 inches and just go from there.
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July 27, 2012 1:35:33 AM

BF312 said:
Yeah I read somethings saying it might not be the best.

I might go with the 670, get a cheap 2nd monitor 19 inches and just go from there.


Yeah that's always a nice option as well! :) 

What resolution is your main monitor?

http://www.hwcompare.com/12524/geforce-gtx-570-vs-gefor...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...

I think that just about sums up what I wanted to say about the two cards :lol: 

Though if you wanted to do a surround set up in the future, I'm sure the 670 can handle that with ease :)  Just a matter of fine tuning your game settings.
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July 27, 2012 1:37:58 AM

i suggest a HD 7950 or HD 7970 if your gaming on all three monitors ?
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July 27, 2012 1:51:26 AM

mocchan said:
Yeah that's always a nice option as well! :) 

What resolution is your main monitor?

http://www.hwcompare.com/12524/geforce-gtx-570-vs-gefor...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...

I think that just about sums up what I wanted to say about the two cards :lol: 

Though if you wanted to do a surround set up in the future, I'm sure the 670 can handle that with ease :)  Just a matter of fine tuning your game settings.


1440x900

I'll just get the 670 and another 19 inch


@Gamerkila

I could do that, but I heard you need an active display port monitor to use all 3 monitors in Eyefinity. I'll just get a 670.
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July 27, 2012 1:54:07 AM

gamerkila57 said:
i suggest a HD 7950 or HD 7970 if your gaming on all three monitors ?

GTX 6 series does it just the same, all on one card.
and benches show the 2GB vs 3GB VRAM makes no difference until super maxed out settings higher than 5760 x 1080p.
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July 27, 2012 2:10:38 AM

verbalizer said:
GTX 6 series does it just the same, all on one card.
and benches show the 2GB vs 3GB VRAM makes no difference until super maxed out settings higher than 5760 x 1080p.

actually in 2560x1600 and higher the HD 7970 does better than the GTX 670
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July 27, 2012 2:12:10 AM

gamerkila57 said:
actually in 2560x1600 and higher the HD 7970 does better than the GTX 670

then don't mention it with the HD 7950, be more specific..
HD 7950 is last here even overclocked.
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July 27, 2012 2:14:32 AM

gamerkila57 said:
actually in 2560x1600 and higher the HD 7970 does better than the GTX 670


That's true, but it's only a matter of few frames per second. Now if you're doing an Eyefinity/Surround set up with the resolution of 7680x1600...now that's a different story.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...
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July 27, 2012 2:21:28 AM

BF312 said:
1440x900

I'll just get the 670 and another 19 inch


@Gamerkila

I could do that, but I heard you need an active display port monitor to use all 3 monitors in Eyefinity. I'll just get a 670.


Actually at that resolution I feel the 670 is a bit overkill...perhaps you could get a 1080p monitor instead of a cheap 19 inch? That would be the route I would take :) 
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July 27, 2012 2:26:28 AM

+1
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July 27, 2012 2:43:14 AM

mocchan said:
Actually at that resolution I feel the 670 is a bit overkill...perhaps you could get a 1080p monitor instead of a cheap 19 inch? That would be the route I would take :) 


Yea I'll get this nice ACER monitor, then get another 19inch at payday and get myself some triple monitor gaming.
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July 27, 2012 2:45:22 AM

BF312 said:
Yea I'll get this nice ACER monitor, then get another 19inch at payday and get myself some triple monitor gaming.

1440 x 900 = no good and that resolution in Surround is worse.

I tried it @ 1600 x 900 and 4800 x 900.

I now run it @ 3840 x 1024 and it's sweet.

5760 x 1080p is too big for me.
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July 27, 2012 2:50:21 AM

verbalizer said:
1440 x 900 = no good and that resolution in Surround is worse.

I tried it @ 1600 x 900 and 4800 x 900.

I now run it @ 3840 x 1024 and it's sweet.

5760 x 1080p is too big for me.


What if I do 1920x1080 + 2x 1440x900?
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July 27, 2012 2:55:05 AM

I don't know, Google it maybe you'll find pics and video..

I say do it right or don't do it at all.
and to be honest, I was just thinking about a week ago about ridding myself of the triple monitors.

here's a shot of 3840 x 1024 (3 x 17" LCD's):


this pic has one mis-matched monitor and not all three suited, also without bezel adjustments.
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July 27, 2012 2:56:08 AM

verbalizer said:
I don't know, Google it maybe you'll find pics and video..

I say do it right or don't do it at all.
and to be honest, I was just thinking about a week ago about ridding myself of the triple monitors.

here's a shot of 3840 x 1024 (3 x 17" LCD's):
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/malmental/IMG-20110609-00036.jpg

this pic has one mis-matched monitor and not all three suited, also without bezel adjustments.


How would you do it right?

Like Would a 21.5 inch mixed with two 19 inches be right?
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July 27, 2012 2:58:15 AM

(3 x 21.5) or (3 x 19)...

I've seen the 'monkey in the middle' set-up and don't like it.
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July 27, 2012 6:18:27 AM

Whether you go AMD or Nvidia its normally a preference thing but I have found AMD's multi monitor support to be the better field player. Having tested the newer Tahiti and Pitcairn ghz edition modded cards the true potential of GCN was sandbagged on earlier vanilla cards along with mature drivers have seen significant performance improvements to the extent that there is no longer disparity between cards, right now whether you get a 670 or 7950 or 680 or 7970 you are getting higher end performance.


I recently got hold of a 6gb vram sapphire 7970 and for eyefinity setups it is the blow away fastest GPU on multi monitor setups.


At the end of the day either brand will give you great performance.
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