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What is the best gpu for 5760x1080 3D gaming

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December 16, 2012 8:55:04 AM

Hey Guys !

i just wanna know,

Whats the best Graphics card / cards for 5760x1080 3D ultra high setting gaming (with 27inch 3d monitors) ?? and whats the best card/card's that's worth the price ?

Nvidia-
1) GTX 690 ---------------(wil this monster handle 3 monitors with a 5760x1080 resolution? and give a good fps rate? )
2) Gtx 690 x 2 SLI

AMD-
3) HD 7970
4) HD 7970 x 2 crossfired
5) HD 7970 x 3 crossfired

can anyone give a ascending order from the best to the worst ?

Thanx !!

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December 16, 2012 9:24:21 AM

Dual GTX690s are the most powerful option there, but a single GTX690 wouldn't handle Metro 2033 or Far Cry 3 in 2D at 5760x1080 and ultra... so a pair won't give any better results in 3D. Short answer - no existing graphics card setup can max everything at these settings. That said, if you're willing to drop settings on the few most demanding games, plenty of other games that would be awesome with it on ultra.

EDIT: And in order... 2 > 5 > 1 > 4 > 3 (though the 1 and 4 are very close)
December 16, 2012 9:39:44 AM

We had this same question yesterday and I couldn't find much through google on 3D gameplay on a tri monitor setup. What I did find (tri 3D using 480's) showed the massive hit 3D makes (remember, its rendering twice the frames compared to 2D, then factor in 5760x1080 and your gfx eye candy settings).

So, my advice would be to do a bit more searching to give you a better idea of YOUR minimum set up for YOUR acceptable gameplay eye candy. I'm also thinking the same as sam, above.

Let us know how you get on - I'm sure tom's would be very interested as well!
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December 16, 2012 9:52:33 AM

Gut instinct for me says dual or tri 680's, 4GB models. Will be back a bit later.
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December 16, 2012 10:39:39 AM

Take a look at this:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/far-cry-3-performance-ben...

15fps on a 7970 in 2D 5760x1080 ultra. That's gonna be 7.5fps in 3D. I can see trifire taking that up to the high teens (probably not quite 20fps).

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/radeon-hd-7990-devil13-79...

None of the setups get anywhere near 80fps in 2D 5760x1080 (i.e. nowhere near 40fps for 3D).

You're probably thinking it's nuts that there's nothing powerful enough to handle this. I'm inclined to agree! Why not stick to one display? It would suck having two thick black bars through your game anyway. Nobody would tolerate a visual glitch even a fraction that noticeable if it was a rendering glitch.
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December 16, 2012 11:11:48 AM

Get a nice single 2560x1600 imo and get either 2 7970s lighting or 2 680s
Imo i would get the 7970 due to wider bus memory and more vram stock. unless you get the 4gb 680. up to you Depends which brand you prefer
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December 16, 2012 2:14:03 PM

Instead of 2x690's go w/ 4x680's (If you have the mobo space) the 680s are the faster cheaper option, plus you can overclock furthers, and the 680s are cooler.
December 16, 2012 2:40:20 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Take a look at this:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/far-cry-3-performance-ben...

15fps on a 7970 in 2D 5760x1080 ultra. That's gonna be 7.5fps in 3D. I can see trifire taking that up to the high teens (probably not quite 20fps).

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/radeon-hd-7990-devil13-79...

None of the setups get anywhere near 80fps in 2D 5760x1080 (i.e. nowhere near 40fps for 3D).

You're probably thinking it's nuts that there's nothing powerful enough to handle this. I'm inclined to agree! Why not stick to one display? It would suck having two thick black bars through your game anyway. Nobody would tolerate a visual glitch even a fraction that noticeable if it was a rendering glitch.


Yeah ..you are right !! ... at 1st i thought i would get more than 80fps on Farcry 3 on a triple monitor setup (2D) if i connected 2 x Gtx690's on a high end gaming rig !

so i think ill stick to 1 monitor till the next gen hardware comes out!! 3D gaming on 3 monitors with higher fps is just a dream ! :( (



December 16, 2012 2:45:55 PM

sam_p_lay said:
Dual GTX690s are the most powerful option there, but a single GTX690 wouldn't handle Metro 2033 or Far Cry 3 in 2D at 5760x1080 and ultra... so a pair won't give any better results in 3D. Short answer - no existing graphics card setup can max everything at these settings. That said, if you're willing to drop settings on the few most demanding games, plenty of other games that would be awesome with it on ultra.

EDIT: And in order... 2 > 5 > 1 > 4 > 3 (though the 1 and 4 are very close)


have u tried or know what is the average fps on far cry 3 when,
(ultra settings/high)

1) 1 gtx690 in 1080p (1920x1080 ) single monitor .
2) 1 gtx690 in 3 x monitors ( 5760 x 1080 )
2) 2 gtx690's in 3 monitors ( 5760 x 1080)

anyone? :) )) Thanx
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December 16, 2012 3:09:57 PM

I actually have no idea why they didn't test top-end hardware for such a demanding game, but if you multiply GTX670 performance by 1.8 or 1.85 that will give a very rough idea of what to expect. Some games work better than others with SLI/Crossfire, so it could range from 1.5 times right up to 2 times. Judging from those 7870 results though, Far Cry 3 works pretty well with dual-GPU setups.

EDIT: I would estimate 60fps, 25fps, 45fps respectively in 2D. So I don't think you'd want to try any of those options in 3D for Far Cry 3. Again though, it's just one game - most other games are far less demanding. It's not like you have to play every game at the same settings (though I guess the extra monitor cost is going to waste if you can't use them in all/most of your games).
December 16, 2012 3:13:23 PM

thanx for the info sam_p_lay :) 
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December 16, 2012 3:17:21 PM

Pleasure :-) Let us know what you decide to buy and how it performs.
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December 16, 2012 3:27:18 PM

I run 680 SLI for 3D Vision @ 1080p. I ran with 1 prior to getting the 2nd. This should be similar to what a single 690 would do at 5760x1080, and 690 quad-sli.

With a single 680, I had to turn down settings and go without AA on most games, even games at the level of Skyrim. I played Metro 2033 at medium and the Witcher 2 with lots of settings off. With 680 SLI, I can run most games maxed out, but still have to turn down a few settings on games like The Witcher 2 and Metro 2033 (I play at high now).

It is not so bad turning down a few settings, and the first couple you should always turn down when dealing with 3D Vision are DoF, which means depth of field. You are already using 3D, and DoF is just a way to give you the illusion of depth, something you already have. AA is also far less needed in 3D, as you get 2 different images blended together, which has a way of lessening the appearance of jaggies.

If you want to play most at Ultra, or close to it, go with 2 690's, otherwise, you could go with medium settings on the high end games. VRAM shouldn't be a big issue, as you are not going to be using much if any AA settings anyways.

One more Note: You need to know this site to fix many games that don't play that well with 3D:
http://helixmod.wikispot.org/gamelist (not working for me this morning, first time I've had issues)

While his game list is currently not working, possibly due to updating, I found this on his blog, for fixing FC3 in DX9:
http://helixmod.blogspot.com/
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