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Can I do NVIDIA 2D Surround with this settup?

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August 16, 2012 3:37:22 AM

Hello,
I Built my first system not long ago and so far things are going swimmingly. However I've glimpsed eyefinity/2D surround and have decided I need to have it. I currently have a single http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and was wondering if adding another would allow me to run 3 monitors at 5760x1080 and at what setting I could expect to get decent frames when gaming. Or if the 1gb of GDDR5 is going to limit me. My PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... shouldn't have any problem handling the addition of another card. Currently running 2 monitors off the one card. Any advice and knowledge greatly appreciated, thanks!

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August 16, 2012 3:39:10 AM

Hello,
I Built my first system not long ago and so far things are going swimmingly. However I've glimpsed eyefinity/2D surround and have decided I need to have it. I currently have a single http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and was wondering if adding another would allow me to run 3 monitors at 5760x1080 and at what setting I could expect to get decent frames when gaming. Or if the 1gb of GDDR5 is going to limit me. My PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... shouldn't have any problem handling the addition of another card. Currently running 2 monitors off the one card. Any advice and knowledge greatly appreciated, thanks!
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August 16, 2012 3:47:25 AM

Should be fine. The GTX5xx series does need 2 video cards to allows "eyefinity". With two cards I wouldn't expect you to need to drop any details. Your settings should stay mostly the same. I say go for it.
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August 16, 2012 3:52:22 AM

You would have to have atleast 2 of those to run 3 monitors in surround, and @ 5760x1080 frame rates woud be low to unplayable in some games. Id suggest either dual 4Gb gtx 670's or dual Radeon HD 7970s(GHz editions).
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August 16, 2012 6:01:16 AM

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    August 16, 2012 7:05:23 AM

    bignastyid said:
    You would have to have atleast 2 of those to run 3 monitors in surround, and @ 5760x1080 frame rates woud be low to unplayable in some games. Id suggest either dual 4Gb gtx 670's or dual Radeon HD 7970s(GHz editions).


    Perhaps at max settings, but you can lower some settings to get playable FPS.
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    August 16, 2012 10:33:30 AM

    well even if you buy second 560ti your both cards will still have only 1gb of vram to use so you will be memory constrained when using 5760x1080 resolution. one gtx 670 (possibly power edition of msi) with 2gb should suffice, naturally forget ultra and 4-8AA as you possibly want to get high fps

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    August 16, 2012 8:32:16 PM

    I knew the 1gb would be limiting me, just wasn't sure how much. Would the 1 gtx 670 be better than SLI 560Ti? I suppose I could try selling my card and using that toward the 670 if that be the case. I definitely couldn't afford double 670's atm but it would allow a better upgrade track in the future when funds are more liberal
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    August 17, 2012 7:28:11 AM

    well gtx 670 is the way to go as its near gtx 680 power and you could purchase then second one later few months from now. tough i would probably recommend saving a little and purchasing 4g version if you intend 5760x1080 resolution

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    August 17, 2012 9:54:38 PM

    so is the main limiting factor with wanting to do multi-monitor settups the amount of dedicated video ram rather than raw power? Obviously more of each is better, but does one weigh in more heavily or are they pretty even? Would a single 4gb 670 be able to handle 5760x1080 for most games at ultra/high settings?
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    August 17, 2012 10:23:15 PM

    ajblackie said:
    so is the main limiting factor with wanting to do multi-monitor settups the amount of dedicated video ram rather than raw power? Obviously more of each is better, but does one weigh in more heavily or are they pretty even? Would a single 4gb 670 be able to handle 5760x1080 for most games at ultra/high settings?


    Raw power is still the main factor, but if you raise some of the settings, like AA, it can, in some games, hit a wall, and the FPS would plummet. In most cases it won't, but games like BF3 will require you to lower some of the high end settings to keep the Vram usage in check. Given the power of the 560 ti's, you'd likely have to do that anyways.
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    August 28, 2012 12:26:41 AM

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