graphic card for triple eyefinity

I just hooked up my third monitor so i could do triple eyefinty setup and wouldnt you know it as soon as i stop doing the training on new vagas the whole world expanded and my card over loaded. so now i need a new graphics card. luckly this build i did as my first build is only a test build, and i plan on doing a i7 build later this year.
right now i have
fx 4300
asus M5A97 LE R2.0
corsair cx 600
corsair vengance 16 gb with cas 7 1600(just got these cause they were one sale will be used in next build)
seagate 3tb(also on sale will be used in next build so i just got it early)
cooler master haf 912
asus wireless card and sound card
xfx 7770 double dd card
radeon 6570 (pulled from an old pc just to run 2 extra monitors that are not used for gaming)

i will use Intels latest cpu for my build or one that is just as good, but i could use some help on determining which card i should get know and i will most likely build this second rig one part at a time.
ones that im looking at are
ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

XFX Double D FX-795A-TDFC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5

ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 ( takes up three space which is a problem for me)

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB 384-bit GDDR5 (hahaha just me drooling)

i need at lest one full display port, two dvi ports. needs eyefinity and crossfire support
any info is welcome, even if they are insults on my current rig and next one.
i would like to stay around under 300. if i have to get a new power supply so be it i will use it for my next rig.
anything else you need to know or have me explain just ask, i am writing thi at about 2 in the morning so i may not be making any sense and could be to you that i am asking for a pumpkin pie recipe
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  1. 3 monitors?

    Considering the budget, how about HD 7870 Dual Crossfire? That is pretty powerful card and two of them would be head to head with HD 7970. ;)

    Should be able to take 3 displays without much problems.
  2. luckiest charm said:
    3 monitors?

    Considering the budget, how about HD 7870 Dual Crossfire? That is pretty powerful card and two of them would be head to head with HD 7970. ;)

    Should be able to take 3 displays without much problems.


    yea but im looking for a card that can handle all 3 by its self. then later on i would like to crossfire. also i really would appreciate if you gave me a link for any of the cards your suggesting. though i very well may just do an asus card in the end. xfx support is terrible just for drivers . also if i need to il just go as high as 400 for one card, but only if i must
  3. The best single GPU card is HD 7970. :)

    Considering your budget I would recommend the best cards out there suiting you -

    Radeon HD 7950 - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Express-Graphic-GV-R795WF3-3GD/dp/B007581QHG

    Radeon HD 7970 (above mentioned) - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-Graphics-GV-R797OC-3GD/dp/B00752QYLK

    Considering the fact that you are going to need to run 3 displays, You might want to get HD 7970. The best one out there.

    Normally both of them are very costly but as of now they are cutting their prices by some percents which makes them fall in your budget. Also due to 3 coolers, things get very quiet.
  4. luckiest charm said:
    The best single GPU card is HD 7970. :)

    Considering your budget I would recommend the best cards out there suiting you -

    Radeon HD 7950 - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Express-Graphic-GV-R795WF3-3GD/dp/B007581QHG

    Radeon HD 7970 (above mentioned) - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-Graphics-GV-R797OC-3GD/dp/B00752QYLK

    Considering the fact that you are going to need to run 3 displays, You might want to get HD 7970. The best one out there.

    Normally both of them are very costly but as of now they are cutting their prices by some percents which makes them fall in your budget. Also due to 3 coolers, things get very quiet.


    ok thanks a lot man. you get the best answer since you gave me what i needed. but i just need to know what kind of psu i need. i got a 600 watt and i still need to use my other extra monitors. can i use my xfx 7770 with a 7950/70 for a 600 watt psu? if not what watt do i need and what size for crossfire? very possible i may get a board with 3 graphic card slots just cause most have the extra 2.0 slot
  5. luckiest charm said:
    The best single GPU card is HD 7970. :)

    Considering your budget I would recommend the best cards out there suiting you -

    Radeon HD 7950 - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Express-Graphic-GV-R795WF3-3GD/dp/B007581QHG

    Radeon HD 7970 (above mentioned) - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-Graphics-GV-R797OC-3GD/dp/B00752QYLK

    Considering the fact that you are going to need to run 3 displays, You might want to get HD 7970. The best one out there.

    Normally both of them are very costly but as of now they are cutting their prices by some percents which makes them fall in your budget. Also due to 3 coolers, things get very quiet.


    i forgot where the pick best answer button is.
  6. You are going to need a big PSU to house that beast in.
    As of now, at least an 850W PSU because it draws enormous power. While I would suggest to get 1000W or 1200W. Whichever you can afford. :)

    It is a bit high, but yeah, gives massive performance as well. :)

    Oh .. You might want to search around here and there to find it out .. I am also new to Tom's Hardware and haven't posted a question yet, so I too don't know where it is. Might be on every other post except yours to choose it. ^^
  7. luckiest charm said:
    You are going to need a big PSU to house that beast in.
    As of now, at least an 850W PSU because it draws enormous power.

    It is a bit high, but yeah, gives massive performance as well. :)

    Oh .. You might want to search around here and there to find it out .. I am also new to Tom's Hardware and haven't posted a question yet, so I too don't know where it is. Might be on every other post except yours to choose it. ^^


    anything else il need to know when im getting a psu? i think il need 4x 6 pin for corssfire later or use a adapter. and iv heard something about 12v rails ? anything il need to know about that?
  8. Nopes .. I edited my comment above to add some other stuff too so just in case you might want to check it out as well.

    And an adapter usually do the job, but 4x 6 pins should be a good choice considering the fact that you are thinking for dual / triple crossfire.
    The rail is to avoid short circuit and wire meltdown caused from increased amperes. :)

    http://cdn.overclock.net/0/04/0483f853_vbattach63844.jpeg (Check this pic out)
  9. luckiest charm said:
    Nopes .. I edited my comment above to add some other stuff too so just in case you might want to check it out as well.

    And an adapter usually do the job, but 4x 6 pins should be a good choice considering the fact that you are thinking for dual / triple crossfire.
    The rail is to avoid short circuit and wire meltdown caused from increased amperes. :)

    http://cdn.overclock.net/0/04/0483f853_vbattach63844.jpeg (Check this pic out)


    well any chance you could look over these few psu and tell me which you recommend? most likely il go for one 7950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182072

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153106

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139029
    id rather not have a card that draw more power then needed as energy bills will just rack up as well lol
  10. That is no problem mate. HD 7950 is also a very powerful GPU.

    You should go for Thermaltake. It is a well renowned company in the field of coolers and makes the best in class. They are a bit expensive but ensure the best quality. :)
  11. I doubt you would be happy with eyefinity with one 7950, although it might be OK on a 7970. I crossfire two 7950's and run an.eyefinity display. Two of the 7950's work pretty good, although on some.games I have to use a frame rate limiter to get rid of micro stutter.
  12. luckiest charm said:
    That is no problem mate. HD 7950 is also a very powerful GPU.

    You should go for Thermaltake. It is a well renowned company in the field of coolers and makes the best in class. They are a bit expensive but ensure the best quality. :)


    Anonymous said:
    I doubt you would be happy with eyefinity with one 7950, although it might be OK on a 7970. I crossfire two 7950's and run an.eyefinity display. Two of the 7950's work pretty good, although on some.games I have to use a frame rate limiter to get rid of micro stutter.


    whats the real diffrence between the 7970 and the ghz edition?
  13. luckiest charm said:
    That is no problem mate. HD 7950 is also a very powerful GPU.

    You should go for Thermaltake. It is a well renowned company in the field of coolers and makes the best in class. They are a bit expensive but ensure the best quality. :)


    Anonymous said:
    I doubt you would be happy with eyefinity with one 7950, although it might be OK on a 7970. I crossfire two 7950's and run an.eyefinity display. Two of the 7950's work pretty good, although on some.games I have to use a frame rate limiter to get rid of micro stutter.


    good that item is also on sale and iv heard good thing about them
  14. Quite simply you are not going to get good 5760x1080 (3x1080p monitors) on a single GPU unless you have something like a Titan or are willing to run at medium settings. Never mind that with a 7870 you are going to be VRAM limited at that resolution, especially moving forward into the future.

    Of those units, the Corsair.
    Thermaltake isnt that great a PSU manufacturer, at least not compared to someone like Corsair, XFX and Seasonic.

    The difference between the 7970 and 7970Ghz I believe is an updated BIOS, which largely just increases the clock speed of the card. Lets just say that you can overclock a normal 7970 beyond what a Ghz edition card comes at quite easily.
  15. well 400 is gonna be my limit or at most just 30-50 more. it seems like a card like these will do it for me. id rather have at lest 2 dvi and a full display port since i wont do any more than 3 displays untill my third build in 4-6 years
    i dont need this very brand what ever is good.

    SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
    SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
  16. luckiest charm said:
    Nopes .. I edited my comment above to add some other stuff too so just in case you might want to check it out as well.

    And an adapter usually do the job, but 4x 6 pins should be a good choice considering the fact that you are thinking for dual / triple crossfire.
    The rail is to avoid short circuit and wire meltdown caused from increased amperes. :)

    http://cdn.overclock.net/0/04/0483f853_vbattach63844.jpeg (Check this pic out)


    hey man actually there is one thing you didn't answer. can i use a 600 watt psu with my 6570 and either the 7950/70?
  17. Yeah sure mate.

    They both require at least 500W PSU.
    HD 7950 has TDP of 200W while HD 7970 has TDP of 250W.

    I myself would me perfectly fine with 600W for either of them.
  18. luckiest charm said:
    Yeah sure mate.

    They both require at least 500W PSU.
    HD 7950 has TDP of 200W while HD 7970 has TDP of 250W.

    I myself would me perfectly fine with 600W for either of them.


    ok good cause i definitely need a second g card for my 2 extra monitors. one is a big screen and one is a small 17 in thats sitting on top of my case only being used to display resource usage, temps fan speeds ect. so i very well my do the 7970 and pair it with my 6570 till i get my next build done. i bet il be cutting it close with power usage with both of these cards. i think the power usage of the 6570 is 150
  19. Hey mate .. You can't crossfire two cards if they are not of same generation and series.
    You are going to need either another HD 7950 or HD 7970 to crossfire with you HD 7970/50. :)
  20. luckiest charm said:
    Hey mate .. You can't crossfire two cards if they are not of same generation and series.
    You are going to need either another HD 7950 or HD 7970 to crossfire with you HD 7970/50. :)


    lulz. im not trying to crossfire them. im just gonna run them both independently for the eyefinity and my 2 other monitors . il crossfire the 7950 0r 7970 later on in the future
  21. Ah! Then its all good .. TDP of 7950 is 200, that isn't very high as compared to 6570 .. You won't suffer major electric bills .. :D
    Don't worry .. haha
  22. luckiest charm said:
    Ah! Then its all good .. TDP of 7950 is 200, that isn't very high as compared to 6570 .. You won't suffer major electric bills .. :D
    Don't worry .. haha


    good cause id rather not have to buy a new psu so soon before i even pick out the mother board for my next build. well its not my bills its my parents, and till im done with college and move out i at lest gotta think a little on their part
  23. luckiest charm said:
    Ah! Then its all good .. TDP of 7950 is 200, that isn't very high as compared to 6570 .. You won't suffer major electric bills .. :D
    Don't worry .. haha


    hey can you explain these requirements? it says a 6-pin is needed and lower it says a 8 pin is needed. i have 2x6+2 pin connectors
  24. hey any chance i could do a four way crossfire the n do another 3 cards with their own crossfire apart from the four way?

    lol i found this board and its huge. only for real extreme video editors or gamers.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130626&IsVirtualParent=1
  25. Yeah that is possible but I am wondering how big PSU are you going to require then .. :D
    Also, if you do that then your CPU would be bottleneck .. Your system won't be able to make use of 4 insane cards.
  26. luckiest charm said:
    Yeah that is possible but I am wondering how big PSU are you going to require then .. :D
    Also, if you do that then your CPU would be bottleneck .. Your system won't be able to make use of 4 insane cards.


    yea im joking about the seven g cards, but that would be awesome if that would work.
    and i forgot to copy and paste the list of confusing requirements

    it says a 6 pin 75 watt is needed then lower it says a 8 pin 150 watt is needed WTF?!

    PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
    2X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
    1X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required.
    Certified power supplies are recommended. Please refer to: http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Pages/listing.aspx
    1024MBMinimum of system memory.
    Installation software requires CD-ROM drive.
    DVD playback requires DVD drive.
    Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive.
    500 Watt Power Supply is required.
    850WattPower Supply is recommended for CrossFireX™ System.
    1X150 Watt 8-pin PCI Express power connector is required.
    2X150 Watt 8-pin PCI Express power connector is required for CrossFireX™ system.
    64-bit operating system highly recommended
    Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity-validated dongle. See http://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles.
  27. luckiest charm said:
    Ah! Then its all good .. TDP of 7950 is 200, that isn't very high as compared to 6570 .. You won't suffer major electric bills .. :D
    Don't worry .. haha


    hey im about to order the 7970 but i just remembered thtat you never did say if 600 watts is enough to run both the 7970 and the 6570 in the same system. i have no idea how much power the rest of my system draws
  28. Yeah should be able to do that. HD 6570 just draws another 50W out of it ... You should be able to do ...
  29. luckiest charm said:
    Yeah should be able to do that. HD 6570 just draws another 50W out of it ... You should be able to do ...


    oh shoot i forgot to say that i used a power calculator to add up my current and future power draws. but good to know you think so too. now ill i have to do is pick a card by the 6th so i can do some real eyefinity gaming
  30. Yeah .. Good luck .. :)
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