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October 8, 2012 1:54:20 AM

Alright, so I will be setting up 3 21.5 in asus monitors to play World of Warcraft mainly. I'm torn. Im not sure if one GTX 670 4GB version will be enough to push 3 monitors at all ultra setting with good FPS. I was looking at the 7970 aswell from saphire and it has 6GB!!!! Holy ***, but its also 600 bones. Too rich for my blood. So the question is, which one should I go for? WIll the single 670 4GB handle 3 screens? Thanks!


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October 8, 2012 2:46:44 AM

Very few games use more than 2gb ram. I dont think wow is really a demanding game, i know it wasnt when i used to play it but that may have changed. A 4gb 670 will be enough, a 2gb probably would be. I have a feeling that an AMD card does surround better though. Can someone back me up with that?
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October 8, 2012 2:54:27 AM

Burgies said:
Very few games use more than 2gb ram. I dont think wow is really a demanding game, i know it wasnt when i used to play it but that may have changed. A 4gb 670 will be enough, a 2gb probably would be. I have a feeling that an AMD card does surround better though. Can someone back me up with that?


For the price of 670, it's better to get a 7950 it has 3gbvram and i've read amd are better for sorround. I've never played WoW so I don't know if it's an intense graphics game but I think it will run a 7950 with decent fps. If not get 7950 XFire.
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October 8, 2012 2:58:14 AM

Agree with Burgies, amd for eyefinity/surround, and nvidia for 3d. Get the card with the most vram you can afford.
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October 8, 2012 3:02:38 AM

Yeah that was my feeling, but as for as much vram as you can afford, i wouldnt go for 6gb. Unless your doing surround 3d or surround 2560x1440 resolution. But i doubt that would even need 6gb.
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October 8, 2012 3:21:45 AM

well with the latest xpac (Mists of Pandaria) it is a very demanding game not only CPU wise but GPU aswell. Now I get around 50-60fps with my i5 3570K @ 4.5ghz and base model GTX560 at max max settings 1920x1080p. I would be running my setup at 5760x1200. I'm just afraid 4gb wont handle it and give me the FPS that I desire. I just dont know! Lol. And considering I have an Intel based rig, I cant do Crossfire on my asrock extreme 4. So its one card or nothing on the AMD side. if I got the 670 it leaves me room to SLI in the future. If you dont mind me asking, why do you believe Eyefinity is better than Nvidia Surround?
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October 8, 2012 3:35:00 AM

jmathis1108 said:
well with the latest xpac (Mists of Pandaria) it is a very demanding game not only CPU wise but GPU aswell. Now I get around 50-60fps with my i5 3570K @ 4.5ghz and base model GTX560 at max max settings 1920x1080p. I would be running my setup at 5760x1200. I'm just afraid 4gb wont handle it and give me the FPS that I desire. I just dont know! Lol. And considering I have an Intel based rig, I cant do Crossfire on my asrock extreme 4. So its one card or nothing on the AMD side. if I got the 670 it leaves me room to SLI in the future. If you dont mind me asking, why do you believe Eyefinity is better than Nvidia Surround?


Well if it's SLI only then go with 670 and buy another one in future but I'm not sure if you will experience low fps. Haven't you considered 2 monitors of the frameless ones?
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October 8, 2012 3:36:41 AM

From what i have read, eyefinity is better than surround, but i dont think theres really anything wrong with surround. SLI 670s would be a monster of a rig and can handle anything.
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October 8, 2012 3:54:48 AM

jmathis1108 said:
well with the latest xpac (Mists of Pandaria) it is a very demanding game not only CPU wise but GPU aswell. Now I get around 50-60fps with my i5 3570K @ 4.5ghz and base model GTX560 at max max settings 1920x1080p. I would be running my setup at 5760x1200. I'm just afraid 4gb wont handle it and give me the FPS that I desire. I just dont know! Lol. And considering I have an Intel based rig, I cant do Crossfire on my asrock extreme 4. So its one card or nothing on the AMD side. if I got the 670 it leaves me room to SLI in the future. If you dont mind me asking, why do you believe Eyefinity is better than Nvidia Surround?


Where did you see that you can't crossfire? I have an extreme4 and it supports crossfire just fine. I checked and the z77, z68 and p67 extreme4s all support it.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4-M/
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z68%20Extreme4%20Gen3/
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/P67%20Extreme4/
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October 8, 2012 4:42:24 AM

loresr97 said:
Well if it's SLI only then go with 670 and buy another one in future but I'm not sure if you will experience low fps. Haven't you considered 2 monitors of the frameless ones?



Hmmm, two monitors of the frameless ones? I'm not sure I follow. Please explain lol.
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October 8, 2012 4:47:07 AM

I thought there was some sort of restriction ifyou used an intel based board and cpu u cant crossfire. Idk im confused
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October 8, 2012 4:49:13 AM

jmathis1108 said:
I thought there was some sort of restriction ifyou used an intel based board and cpu u cant crossfire. Idk im confused


I think that used to be the case but not anymore.
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October 8, 2012 5:07:04 AM

Ok let me dispell alot of the people guessing that have never actually done nany of this. I have a 670 2gig version and am using 23 inch 1080p x 3 and am having no issues at all with low frame rates even bf3 plays on all high no ultra I know that takes a bit more with no frame rate drops at all... even skyrim all high on 3 screens. WOW max details no isues at all . I was amazed 1 card can do this but it can and looks great. I acually have 4 screens hooked up with one for cpu gpu drive usage and team speak so I can see who is on and talking and no issues there eather... No 4 gigcard needed as far as I can see and I read many a review to see if I would need 4 gig almost nothing got better with 4gigs...

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October 8, 2012 5:49:34 AM

2gb is enough for triple display gaming, though BF3 on Ultra @ 5760x1080 will chew just over 2.2gb of Vram (running on 2x 7970's 3gb cards)
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