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Just ordered a 7970... problem... switch to Nvidia?

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November 24, 2012 2:12:09 AM

I got a Black Friday deal on a MSI 7970... but I think I need to switch to an Nvidia card. I'm using a 1440p Achieva Shimian monitor, and I'm thinking about getting a second for dual screen. Problem is they only have DVI-D inputs... and the 7970 only has one DVI-D output. If I were to buy an adapter for the second monitor, it'd run me about $80 extra.

Sooo... I'm thinking about selling or returning the 7970 for a GTX 670. Thoughts? Are they pretty similar in performance?

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November 24, 2012 2:22:05 AM

If your only using 2 monitors you only need a Passive (mini)displayport to DVI or a HDMI to DVI cable. it's only when u want to use a 3rd monitor you need the expensive active adapter
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November 24, 2012 2:23:26 AM

I was told I'd need an active adapter as they're the only ones that will support 1440p on the second monitor. :( 
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November 24, 2012 2:34:37 AM

totaldominasian said:
I was told I'd need an active adapter as they're the only ones that will support 1440p on the second monitor. :( 



The Mini Display Port supports resolutions up to 2560×1600
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November 24, 2012 2:43:48 AM

I know the port is capable, but all the non-active adapters support only up to 1080p.
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November 24, 2012 2:48:04 AM

totaldominasian said:
I know the port is capable, but all the non-active adapters support only up to 1080p.


Does your Monitor have a mini display port?

if so can't you simple plug one into that and the other into the DVI-D? I don't think you need an adapter if your monitor has Mini Display Ports.
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November 24, 2012 3:19:21 AM

Nope. It's one of those Korean 1440p monitors that only have DVI-D. :( 
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November 24, 2012 3:28:04 AM

7970 out preforms 670 @ higher res i would not switch it.
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