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November 2, 2012 5:48:05 AM

So i've been debating this for a while, but i've had 3 monitors working on my 560 ti and integrated together, and want to get into 3 monitor gaming (5760x1080).

i see 3 options:

1) sell 560ti and get 670 - either 2gb or 4gb.
2) get 2nd 560 ti for SLI, though i worry 1gb ram will be a huge bottleneck for 5760x1080 & i hear its a 3 monitors/ SLI is a hassle
3) keep 560ti, get 670, have one do physX

any of these options is about ~$150-200 except the last one but i'm not sure if thats a good option.


what's the best choice? thanks!

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November 2, 2012 5:52:58 AM

The 670 would be a better option you will only get 1 gigabyte even if you were to sli with the 560's. 2 cards will not give you 2 gibaybtes so your ram will be very limited in a multi monitor configuration. Can you post your specs please. Also have you looked into eyefinity from amd its a superior product in terms of multi monitor support.
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November 2, 2012 5:54:56 AM

At that resolution I'd think the 670 would be the way to go, keeping the 560TI for physx. Gaming at the res will eat your system.
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November 2, 2012 5:56:12 AM

Well also to what games do you play? are there games you play that utilize physx?

Something to keep in mind that with a single 670 you will have a hard time playing games with high detail on 3 screens here is a battlefield 3 bench for 3 screens its at the bottom of the page.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/05/10/nvidia-gefo...

Also there is another thread on tomshardware that talks about this.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353588-33-surround

My personal opinion is that you would have a easier time with 3 screens if you were to go with 2 670's. And then if you wanted physx with games like Batman AC/AA, or Borderlands 2 you could use your 560 if you have 3 pci express slots. You wouldn't need use a sli bridge to use it as a physx card but you would have a higher power requirement if you went that route.

Also here is a 4 gigabyte galaxy review for surround the 5760x1080 res bench

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Galaxy-GeFo...
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November 2, 2012 6:09:23 AM

670 4GB.
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November 2, 2012 5:36:25 PM

Thanks for all the info!

I'm running:

i5-3570k @ 4.4gHz
gigabyte z77x-UD3H
16gb ram @ 1600mHz

GTX 560 ti @ 950mHz/ 2200 memory
SSD, 850W PSU, 1TB drive.

I'm not like a fanatic but the graphics of Crysis and Metro do impress me and i enjoy playing em. I just thought since i have 3 monitors, i'd like to try 5760x1080 gaming and see what it's like, so i don't need something that can pump out ultra on 5760x1080 but i'm trying to be as cost effective as i can.
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November 2, 2012 6:50:09 PM

I gotcha well then I would get the 670 with the higher memory the 4 gigabyte model and if you had games that used nvidia physx use your 560. Something like this only reason I suggest from evga is that recently I ended up troubleshooting a issue with my gigabyte 670 and they said if i were to RMA I would have a 2-3 week turn around on the card I know EVGA has better support then that :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 2, 2012 9:00:42 PM

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November 2, 2012 9:01:28 PM

i think for now i'll sell off my 560 ti and pick up a 670. i'll see how it goes and what i like settings wise/ performance and if need be add on another or go from there.

do you know if you can use the lucidlogix/ IGP or is that not even really that much of a difference in 5760x1080 for like physx or anything it can do.
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November 2, 2012 9:21:23 PM

You can still use lucidlogix its a pretty brilliant solution. It would help say if you are rendering something and you want to play a game at the same time your igpu will take care of the rendering or uploading to youtube or something while you play your games with no performance loss. I believe that is the only purpose for it. I set my physx setting to automatic it will choose the best option which will be your 670.
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