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Best quad video card for rampage 4 extreme

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February 12, 2013 3:37:35 PM

hi, i have purchased the rampage 4 extreme edition board with the i7 3930k intel chip set, i am looking to run 12 monitors of this setup and was wondering which video card i should use. i have a budget of 200 per card.
February 12, 2013 3:41:54 PM

aaroon said:
hi, i have purchased the rampage 4 extreme edition board with the i7 3930k intel chip set, i am looking to run 12 monitors of this setup and was wondering which video card i should use. i have a budget of 200 per card.


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What?!

OK so Quad-SLI, but a budget of 200 for each card. Why don't you instead use that $800 for 2x670's? It'll be a bit over 800 but not by a whole lot if you shop wisely.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 4:54:34 PM

Thinking because he plans to run 3 monitors per GPU. Not sure you can run 6 monitors on a 670. Could be wrong...
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February 12, 2013 6:21:47 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Thinking because he plans to run 3 monitors per GPU. Not sure you can run 6 monitors on a 670. Could be wrong...


You're correct but good luck on finding a sub-$200 card that can run a modern game on 3 monitors effectively.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 6:41:59 PM

why are you trying to run 12 monitors? What are you using this for?

you can look at a gtx660 that will run 3 monitors each
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 6:55:18 PM

get 2 7970 they are capable of eyefinity with 6 screens per gpu
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 7:08:13 PM

I'd bet it's for day trading or some such, not gaming, so don't need to be very powerful. Just needs tri-monitor support. But, I'm totally making up why he needs this.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 7:17:53 PM

Nothing needs the horsepower of 4 high end graphic cards and in most cases you will bottleneck your CPU by doing so you would need a higher CPU overclock a i5 3570k at 4.8 ghz or something (just guessing) to cope with the amount of gpu power. I'm curious what he's trying to do as well.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 7:25:28 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Buy 2 cards 6 monitor each now you said a buget of $200 but you did state what your limit was on the number of cards. $700 for both cards or you could buy 4 cheaper cards with three monitors attached to each, Don't forget about having a GOOD PSU to power which every solution you go for.
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February 12, 2013 7:43:53 PM

your right it is for trading, i bought 2 7750 thinking i could run 4 off each and re-use my one of my older cards
( HIS 5450)to give me a total of 10. so far i have only been able to get 3 monitors working per card 2 dvi and 1 display port to hdmi and the 5450 just sucks power off the board and does nothing. I'm stuck and don't know what to do.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 7:48:42 PM

Just get another couple of 7750s and a mobo with 4 PCIe slots. Right? Probably a 1K PSU.
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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 7:50:59 PM

Can you crossfire 4 7750's I'm not sure on that. May be wise just to maybe look towards the sapphire flex cards as they have the ability to span more screens the normal eyefinity.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 8:32:24 PM

he does not need crossfire just 12 screens so that does not matter. That said I would suggest all the same cards so just get a few more of the 7750's and go with it.

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a c 133 U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 8:50:45 PM

Right but he could get 2 decent cards that have the ability to display 6 way eyefinity and then to 12 way eyefinity. I just don't see the logic in loading up 4x 7750's to get 12 screens wise.
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