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Please post! which monitor for gaming with crossfire 5870's

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July 28, 2012 1:55:36 AM

Hello i am currently looking for a new monitor for gaming, i run crossfire 5870's and probably will no upgrade them until the next series of cards come out. These are a couple of the monitors i have looked at but id appreciate any help and suggestions on bag for my buck, 120 hertz 3d vs 1920x1200 etc...

Below are a couple I've looked at, or i could fork out for a thunderbolt display

Thanks to all

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+27%26%2334%3B+Widesc...;jsessionid=EB15722E48EB5C42BA94CD8DBD03645B.bbolsp-app05-30?id=1218333918215&skuId=2539302

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+VG278H+27%22+3D+LCD+...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+UltraSharp+24%26%233...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Alienware+-+23%22+Widescree...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+UltraSharp+U2711+27%...

July 28, 2012 3:11:09 AM

come on somebody give me something
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July 28, 2012 3:31:16 AM

one of the first 2 Asus ones on your list. and whether you want 3d or not. There is no point of getting a dell ultrasharp 2560x1600 cause 1gb vram of your gpu wouldn't be able to handle it.
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July 28, 2012 3:33:04 AM

shamsmu said:
one of the first 2 Asus ones on your list. and whether you want 3d or not. There is no point of getting a dell ultrasharp 2560x1600 cause 1gb vram of your gpu wouldn't be able to handle it.


I ran a single 5870 on my dual Dell 2560x1600s for 3 years. Played Crysis on medium high.
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July 28, 2012 3:53:25 AM

i really like the dell ultrasharp, what about the 24 inch 1920x1200?
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July 28, 2012 4:21:32 AM

Temile said:
I ran a single 5870 on my dual Dell 2560x1600s for 3 years. Played Crysis on medium high.


Well , my gtx 670 direct cu II top only manages to get around 60fps at 1080p maxed out crysis. So I assumed it'd be hard for a hd5870 to handle that kind of thing especially with dual 2560x1600. You have to sacrifice some of the eye candies which, in my book, makes a lot of difference.
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July 28, 2012 5:26:26 AM

Increasing the resolution has less effect on VRAM usage than you might think. VRAM usage is more about input texture sizes, so a 1GB 5870 will do poorly compared to a 2GB 670 in modded Skyrim for example, but that is true at any resolution. A 5870 is slower than a 670 at high resolution more because of fill rate, shader count, shader speed, etc. but the OP has at least partially compensated for that by using Crossfire. At worst, the higher resolution and lesser VRAM will require you to turn down the AA level, but because the resolution is higher to begin with, the anti-aliasing is less necessary.

I'm not claiming a 5870 is as good as a 670 or that 1GB of VRAM is as good as 2, but I'm also saying 2 5870s can handle 2560x1600 resolution and since the OP already has the cards...
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