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660ti 2gb SLI enough vram for 3 monitors

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March 11, 2013 1:18:19 AM

So I'm really interested in a triple monitor setup after seeing my friends. I keep reading everywhere mixed opinions on whether I should sell the 660ti that I already have or get a 2nd 660ti and put it into SLI. I havent bought the other monitors yet though. This is my current build. So is the 2gb vram enough?

i5 3570k
asrock extreme4 z77
corsair vengeance 2x8gb
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
MSI GTX 660ti Power Edition SLI
Rosewill Hive 750w PSU

Edit: oh and my monitor is 1080p so i want 2 more

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March 11, 2013 1:35:14 AM

yes and no. most games will run with 3 monitors fairly well, just dont expect to max out all the detail settings in more demanding games. If you want to max out games across 3 monitors you will want at least 3gb vram and 2 top tier cards like 670's 680's or 7970's. even then they will not maintain 60fps will full detail and AA across 3 monitors, but should be playable.
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March 11, 2013 1:35:24 AM

Sell your 660 ti. The limited memory bandwidth in your 660 ti will hurt in 3 screen setups, you're better off with selling your card and buying a 7970 or a 7970 Ghz. edition.
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March 11, 2013 1:39:05 AM

memory does not add up, to if you have 2gb for one card, that's it for all the monitors
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March 11, 2013 1:42:59 AM

memory does not add up, to if you have 2gb for one card, that's it for all the monitors
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March 11, 2013 1:43:08 AM

Thanks ya I probably wont get 3 monitors for a while down the road. Although im thinking about getting a second 660ti sli anyway because when I run games like TombRaider at ultimate i'm getting 40FPS. I even overclocked up to a few more but i want to try to get 60FPS especially if I get Crysis3.
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March 11, 2013 2:10:31 AM

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March 11, 2013 2:17:24 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
yes and no. most games will run with 3 monitors fairly well, just dont expect to max out all the detail settings in more demanding games. If you want to max out games across 3 monitors you will want at least 3gb vram and 2 top tier cards like 670's 680's or 7970's. even then they will not maintain 60fps will full detail and AA across 3 monitors, but should be playable.


actually the 660ti sli is little bit over a 680 do some research before commenting
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March 11, 2013 3:10:53 AM

vN3MO said:
Thanks ya I probably wont get 3 monitors for a while down the road. Although im thinking about getting a second 660ti sli anyway because when I run games like TombRaider at ultimate i'm getting 40FPS. I even overclocked up to a few more but i want to try to get 60FPS especially if I get Crysis3.

http://www.techspot.com/review/639-triple-monitor-gamin... < triple monitor gaming on a budget review. all you need to know. it benches the 660ti in sli across 3 1080p monitors. looks like it does pretty well, all the tests were done on highest settings, so you could turn down to medium to get really good fps.

http://www.techspot.com/review/644-nvidia-geforce-titan...
and in this review you can see the 660ti in sli also does VERY well in frame latency tests, making it comparable to the GTX Titan.
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