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Triple monitor, ultra-quality, 30fps average gaming

Well, here we are again. I've asked questions in the past about graphics cards, and I always think I have a good answer until I look at other threads in other forums that completely contradict it. For example, I was pretty set on getting 2 660ti 3GB editions for my 3 monitor setup, but then I learned that the memory interface (192 bit) would bottleneck it.

I'm tired of trying to figure out comparisons, doing card-by-card analysis, and all that junk. So I figured that I was just asking the wrong question. This, hopefully, will do.

I want a beastly gaming rig that will run Skyrim (+50 mods including post-processing and HD textures) on ultra settings (including .ini file tweaks) across 3 monitors at 30 (at least) fps.

What do I need to do that?
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  1. 7970Ghz
  2. Check here for what card you need for ~30 fps : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_670_FTW_Signature_2/images/skyrim_5760_1080.gif

    You might get by with the 660 ti, it shows more than 30 fps, that's with the skyrim question.
  3. I agree with redeemer, either a 7950 or 7970 Ghz would be the best option
  4. I forgot to mention, that is a benchmark with a single card.
    See here for two way 660 ti 3GB SLI : http://www.hardocp.com/images/articles/1351497484yqTVfz4gOn_7_3.gif
  5. So I could get by with a single 7950, even with 3 monitors and ultra settings? Are graphics cards really that powerful nowadays?
  6. It depends on the game, a single 7950 will do for skyrim, but in other games it will not.
    For e.g BF3, only a single 7970/680 gtx is playble, the ghz being the better : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_670_FTW_Signature_2/images/bf3_5760_1080.gif
    But two 660 ti 3GB are even better : http://www.hardocp.com/images/articles/1351497484yqTVfz4gOn_4_3.gif
  7. redeemer said:
    7970Ghz


    ndslite said:
    I agree with redeemer, either a 7950 or 7970 Ghz would be the best option


    Anonymous said:
    So I could get by with a single 7950, even with 3 monitors and ultra settings? Are graphics cards really that powerful nowadays?

    Yes so get a 660Ti as it will give you a better experience than any AMD card is capable of. :D

    @redeemer & ndslite :finger:
  8. A 660TI is great, but if you get to liking any other game, you will be out of luck, triple monitors are real graphics killers. Skyrim is real easy on the graphics cards.

    I'd start with a 670 4GB VRAM and go SLI when a more demanding game grabs your attention. You won't be playing Skyrim forever!
  9. Well, right now, a single 660ti doesn't seem capable of doing what I want. So that leaves:

    2 x 660ti 3GB = $640
    670 4GB = $450
    HD 7950 = $300
    HD 7970 = $450

    The 680 4GB cards are so ridiculously expensive that I would never forgive myself for buying them, so they're off the table.

    If I went with a single card, I would obviously upgrade with a copy later down the road.

    So yeah, 7950s. Wow those are cheap.
  10. Not afraid to bump, still haven't achieved a consensus
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