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October 18, 2012 9:06:06 PM

Ok Hi

Looking to invest in some new monitors i want 2 monitors. I have a evga gtx680 2gb (sli in the near future not that it changes the vram) im hopping to get something in the 27" 2560x1440 resolution range. something like the Dell UltraSharp U2713HM

so 2 monitors @ 2560x1440 gives us 5120x1440 but i only want to game on a single screen and have the other just for windows stuff or whatever i might be doing at that time. is this going to be to much for a single gtx680? id like to stick with ultra high settings and moderate AA or am i stuck to the 1080 :( 


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October 18, 2012 9:22:43 PM

I am assuming you will need two 680's for that sorry i have two 670's and i can max all games with one i cannot though
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October 18, 2012 9:38:22 PM

Yeah, you could maybe if you had more VRAM on it I think, may be too much for a single 2gb 680.
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October 18, 2012 9:48:37 PM

Did you know you can get "perfect pixel" 2560X1440 monitors on EBAY for about $350? They have 5mS response time. Your dell cost $800 bucks and has an 8ms response time.
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October 18, 2012 9:55:37 PM

As far as monitors go, I would choose the Dell or other major name brand. The LCDs on eBay can be risky and I don't recommend them (although some people have had success). Some games won't run in Ultra mode, but as the 680GTX is one of the fastest cards you can buy right now, I say try it out and see. You can always sell it and upgrade to a different card later. I don't recommend SLI (or Crossfire) because they do have issues, especially if you are prone to seeing microstuttering (not everyone does).
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October 18, 2012 10:06:02 PM

maestro0428 said:
As far as monitors go, I would choose the Dell or other major name brand. The LCDs on eBay can be risky and I don't recommend them (although some people have had success). Some games won't run in Ultra mode, but as the 680GTX is one of the fastest cards you can buy right now, I say try it out and see. You can always sell it and upgrade to a different card later. I don't recommend SLI (or Crossfire) because they do have issues, especially if you are prone to seeing microstuttering (not everyone does).



Good points. That's why I noted they should be "perfect pixel" where the display has no dead pixels.
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October 18, 2012 10:44:51 PM

If you buy from the right person, and spend the extra $40-50 on pixel perfect, an ebay monitor isn't risky at all.
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October 18, 2012 10:48:34 PM

They Monitor itself is not the issue here. I happen to work for a gold certified dell reseller and get excellent discounts on them thats why i used that as an example. the question was about the ram on the 680 if i run 1 monitor in full screen games and a second on just the windows desktop without sacrificing to much performance at those resolutions
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October 18, 2012 10:53:44 PM

Even then, the perfect pixel guaranteed is only good for 1 year, after that, you are on your own. The overall build quality is much worse including the power supply. The only thing that is worth getting is the 120 hz capable catleap version which is selling for 551 bucks right now for those who really want 120 hz gaming, but still the pcb that enables it to overclock to 120 hz is not guaranteed to be funtional for years at 120 hz.

I rather pay 150 more bucks to get an A+ panel such as the Asus PB278Q that has 3 years warranty with a much higher build quality and have a peace of mind that it will last for a long time.
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October 18, 2012 11:19:01 PM

A 680 should be fine on two monitors. I run three on my 7850, although only one for gaming. It runs great. From the reviews I read, the 680 should be fine running both monitors at those resolutions.
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October 18, 2012 11:49:22 PM

I run duals off my 680 2GB, only game on one of them though...
I do not have any problems with only 2GB @ 2560x1440 - 60Hz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

couldn't find and then when did couldn't afford a 120Hz..

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October 26, 2012 2:39:50 AM

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