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Do i need graphic cards ? or one ?

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December 13, 2012 12:33:44 PM

I am going to build a new gaming PC and all i need to knw is ..
1)do i need two graphic cards crossfired to play the latest games with high settings? or will a single card will b enough ?
2)what graphic card do u guys prefer from the cards i am gonna buy ?
3)will amd eyefinity technology b better than nvidia cards for triple monitor gaming?
4)will i b able to play games like far-cry 3 ..black ops 2 with satisfying fps with one graphic card or do i need two ?

i am planning to use my 3 x 42inch tvs as a triple monitor display that has 3 x 1920 x 1080 resolution which makes a 5760x1080 resolution..

Prossecor - core i5 2500k
Mother Board -asus sabertooth z77 (sli)
Ram - G.skill DDR3 1600 16GB kit
Power supply - 750w glacier

Graphics card/ card - Gtx 660 Ti / Gtx660 ti x 2
HD 7950 / HD7950 x 2 (will amd eyefinity technology b better to use for triple monitor gaming? )

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a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 1:25:02 PM
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1. dual graphics are beneficial in resolutions over 1080p and in multiple displays scenario
2. im personally using 7970, its a good card :) 
3. theyr technologies are about the same you just have to update drivers when new games come out
4. yes im playing far cry 3 at 1080p eerything on ultra and i get 57-67fps so a single card will do fine unless you want to play on 3 screens

dont get the 660 Ti's for 3 tv's as they dont offer enough performance if you want nvidia you can get two gtx680's, for amd get two 7970's or 7950's
a c 110 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 1:28:59 PM

For 5760x1080, it's recommended a dual gpu, a single card it's too weak for that resolution at ultra settings.
Get two 670 gtx, they 're as good as the 680 gtx but much more cheaper.
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a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 1:34:21 PM

+1 for dual 670's.

SLI is much smoother than crossfire.

The 7000 series get's major microstutter
a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 2:42:26 PM

Going to have to agree with going SLI over crossfire... You will get slightly higher FPS with crossfire and 7950/7970 but you will get smoother performance with 670/680. (Don't go anything lower than 670 for sli on multi-monitor)
a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 2:45:23 PM

yeah 660ti with their gimped bus don't do well at high res
a c 110 U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 3:29:26 PM

There's just one only thing that worries me, the psu you have : Power supply - 750w glacier.
For a 670 gtx sli setup, i recommend going with a 850w psu from seasonic, xfx, corsair.
a b U Graphics card
December 13, 2012 5:49:25 PM

You can run sli 670 on a good 650w psu... Although I would recommend atleast a 750w.
December 13, 2012 11:29:54 PM

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