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I have on 570, and I have been saving to upgrade my pc ( not in my sig )

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gtx 570

I already have on acer 120hz monitor. I am thinking of ordering two more and an extra gtx 570. Will this be able to handle 3d surround?

also, Im running this on a AX750. Will I need more juice?

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I'd swap the 750 for the 850 in your sig, the 5850s don't need that much power but the extra headroom would help the 570s. A 750w would work, but it'll be stressed enough that it'll have a shortened lifespan.

The problem you may run into with Surround is the lack of VRAM, but you should be able to turn AA down to a point where it isn't a huge problem. Though, 120fps on a massive resolution like that with good settings might be a bit much to ask on anything below 2 580s, but if you turn off some eye candy, you should be ok with 2 570s.
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I'd swap the 750 for the 850 in your sig, the 5850s don't need that much power but the extra headroom would help the 570s. A 750w would work, but it'll be stressed enough that it'll have a shortened lifespan.

The problem you may run into with Surround is the lack of VRAM, but you should be able to turn AA down to a point where it isn't a huge problem. Though, 120fps on a massive resolution like that with good settings might be a bit much to ask on anything below 2 580s, but if you turn off some eye candy, you should be ok with 2 570s.
thanks, yea the ax750 is eventually going to go into the sig, but I had to rma the 850 so that one is currently running on my spare. As for surround, I wont be using 3d all the time, I'm much more interested in using 3 monitors
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Yep, put the 850w in, plug in the displays, and go for it. You will have to turn down the AA to cope with the insane pixel numbers you will push around for surround.
I run 3 1280x1024 17" displays in surround, and it works out to roughly the same number of pixels as a single 2560x1560 display... It's a strain on my 768mb Vram to do this, even with those mighty 570s you'll have to kill some eye candy to avoid crashes and bad frame rates.
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For just surround, you should be easily capable of 60 fps if you don't crank up the AA past 2 or 4 depending on game, since that's the fastest way to eat VRAM. The limiting factor on 570s is the vram, the chip itself is beastly.
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For just surround, you should be easily capable of 60 fps if you don't crank up the AA past 2 or 4 depending on game, since that's the fastest way to eat VRAM. The limiting factor on 570s is the vram, the chip itself is beastly.
Yup. Someone really needs to make a 570 with double the VRAM. They'd corner the market on high res Nvidia setups!

There are 2GB 560s and 3GB 580s, but no 570s
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Yup. Someone really needs to make a 570 with double the VRAM. They'd corner the market on high res Nvidia setups!

There are 2GB 560s and 3GB 580s, but no 570s
If I had my guess, Nvidia disallowed it to give validity to the 580. A 570 with 2.5GB of Vram would smash a 580 at high resolutions while remaining cheaper. Granted... You release a 2.5GB 570 with a PCB like the TFIII or DCII @$380 and AMD will **** themselves... Tri-2.5GB 570s would be the high-end setup of choice.
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570 2.5Gb. I have not heard of this brand before though. It's Chinese.
http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/...cs-Card-2.jpg/
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According to HardwareLuxx, Yeston's PCB is actually shorter than the one used by Nvidia as it makes use of the vertical space available inside most desktop chassis for placing the extra memory chips as well as the 12 + 2 phase power delivery circuitry.
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I've heard of Yeston before, they seem to pop up every now and then with non reference cards. That cooler looks like an Arctic Cooling one too.
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Yeah, Yeston pops up occasionally, but their cards never seem to make it out of Asia.
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