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Single Graphics card that will support 3 20 inch monitors under $250?

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November 14, 2012 3:19:57 PM

hi I have 3 monitor 20inch, resolution is for 1 is 1680/1050 what video card I have to buy for running this 3 monitor under $300?
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November 14, 2012 3:31:31 PM

The cheapest card that doesn't require any adapters to support 3 monitors is the GeForce GT 640. The most powerful can that can do that and fits your budget is GTX 660.

If you don't play games and you don't do 3D CAD/Artistic work, then get GT 640. Otherwise, get the GTX 660.
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November 14, 2012 3:51:12 PM

Sunius said:
The cheapest card that doesn't require any adapters to support 3 monitors is the GeForce GT 640. The most powerful can that can do that and fits your budget is GTX 660.

If you don't play games and you don't do 3D CAD/Artistic work, then get GT 640. Otherwise, get the GTX 660.



yes I want to play the newest games
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November 14, 2012 3:57:00 PM

Go with the GTX 660 then. Make sure your power supply has at least one 6-pin power connector for the graphics card, though!
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November 14, 2012 4:01:25 PM



ZOTAC GeForce GTX660 2GB did you think this video card is fine thank you very much for you hellp

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November 14, 2012 4:37:59 PM

It's a great card. Though I'd grab Asus or MSI if they are available. Zotac would be my third choice.
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November 14, 2012 5:01:11 PM

el4dedos said:
hi I have 3 monitor 20inch, resolution is for 1 is 1680/1050 what video card I have to buy for running this 3 monitor under $300?


Radeon hd 7870 is a better choice. It is faster and about the same price as GTX 660. The general consensus is that Eyefinity is better for multimonitor than Nvidia's solution.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_P...
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November 14, 2012 5:03:06 PM

No it wouldn't. It would need a display port adapter to function and would not work with 3 monitors out of the box. And how is Eyefinity better? :pfff: 
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November 14, 2012 5:16:48 PM

Sunius said:
No it wouldn't. It would need a display port adapter to function and would not work with 3 monitors out of the box. And how is Eyefinity better? :pfff: 


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wouldn't this one work. Just get a display port adapter.

I don't get why you said it won't work out of the box cause I am doing dual montior on AMD radeon mobility right now.

I said the general consensus is eyefinity works better. There are alot of posts on that, but it really isn't too much difference
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November 14, 2012 5:41:26 PM

Exactly. You need to buy an adapter which costs extra in addition to the card already being more expensive.

Days of bad multi monitor support for Nvidia is over. It works just as good as AMD solution.
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November 14, 2012 5:53:12 PM

I would also go with the 7870. It's the fastest card in your budget. So, you might have to buy an adapter, that's a small price to pay for triple monitor goodness.
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November 14, 2012 6:00:26 PM

I still don't get why HD 7870 is a better choice. It's much more expensive (around 15%), only 7% faster, needs an adapter, and has less features (no PhysX, FXAA, TXAA, bad 3D technology and no Adaptive VSync).

I'm trying to be just: is there something I am missing? If so, please give arguments for the HD 7870. At the moment it seems that there aren't any. Prove me wrong if you can :) .
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November 14, 2012 6:08:01 PM

i don't want to be negative but your not going to max games at those resolutions on all 3 monitors for that price, if its really a thing you need to do id suggest a 7950 or 70 because they scale much better at high resolutions. but while at that they do cost much more than your budget,if the price cant be changed than i also advice using the 7870 and overclocking it a bit so make sure you get one with a good cooler.
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November 14, 2012 6:20:34 PM

To be perfectly honest, going with HD 7870 instead of GTX 660 will not help increase settings, you might get an extra 2-3 frames per second. Of course, he will not be able to play games on high settings, but even at medium settings games look awesome on 3 monitors.
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November 14, 2012 7:13:36 PM

Sunius said:
I still don't get why HD 7870 is a better choice. It's much more expensive (around 15%), only 7% faster, needs an adapter, and has less features (no PhysX, FXAA, TXAA, bad 3D technology and no Adaptive VSync).

I'm trying to be just: is there something I am missing? If so, please give arguments for the HD 7870. At the moment it seems that there aren't any. Prove me wrong if you can :) .


For some weird reason, radeon hd 7870 does extremely well in some popular games such as skyrim and BF3.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_P...

scroll down to 1080p, it is only slower than GTX 670. Radeon does better at higher res, hence multimonitor.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_P...

PhysX is not really useful except in some games such as batman/boderlands, but then you take a framerate hit as I remember it. OP is definitly not planning on using the "features" you are talking about except maybe PhysX. MSAA > FXAA

It is only $ 10 more, definitly not 15%. Also, i believe it comes with 2 free games and 20% on one.

Oh yea, this one is kinda out there, but HD 7870's compute is better than GTX 680. Considering AMD is manning all next gen console, you can bet compute will play a big role.

Besides, it feels good to help the underdog :D 
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November 15, 2012 3:31:39 AM

You can get GTX 660 for $215 after rebates, are there any $225 HD 7870s I am not aware of?

And definitive FXAA > MSAA on 3 screen setups: There won't be enough power to run MSAA.
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November 15, 2012 4:48:18 AM

Sunius 7870>660 nuff . but yea i would get the 7950 if i where you .
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November 15, 2012 5:11:03 AM

I may be wrong but I'm quite shure that if you grab a 7950 (made for eyefinity) it doesn't require the display port for 3 monitors, am I right?
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November 15, 2012 1:12:16 PM

willy2121 said:
Sunius 7870>660 nuff.


Go away. You have said nothing constructive at all and saying one boolean expression of questionable truth will not convince nor me, and I hope neither the OP.

@Dallatorre: you do need display port for any AMD card be it HD 6770 or HD 7970 to use 3 monitors (unless it's sapphire flex edition, but that's another story, as they are more expensive).
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November 15, 2012 7:42:06 PM

Sunius said:
You can get GTX 660 for $215 after rebates, are there any $225 HD 7870s I am not aware of?

And definitive FXAA > MSAA on 3 screen setups: There won't be enough power to run MSAA.

the 660 at $215 are reference designs, the comparable 7870 cards are $210 after rebate. The display port adapter is $10. The 7870 is more powerful than the 660 at higher resolutions. You won't be able to run FXAA on 3 screens with a 660 either. The 660's performance at these resolutions is barely better than the 7850, the 7870 is a 10% improvement for a 5% increase in price.
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November 15, 2012 8:38:27 PM

I love reading the "Green vs. Red" battles on the forums :) 
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November 15, 2012 10:04:02 PM

im all for the best performance for the budget, as far as i knew amd cards have always scaled better and the 7 series cards overclock like beasts
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