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I've decided it's time for me to have a try at Eyefinity. I was almost there at one point I had the monitors ready to go but I ended up selling them for a profit instead

So I was wondering what ATI/AMD Graphics card I should get to replace the old 4870x2 that's been serving me well all these years. I can tell you it's going to be a very sad day when she gets taken out of the rig.

To get a rough idea of what I need, I need the new girl to play Deus Ex HR, DA2 (Yes I play it ), BC2, and Brotherhood. I would put BF3 in there but I suspect that AMD and Nvidia will bring out new cards before release because it's too good of an opportunity to pass up.

Also just for reference I am getting two Dell U2711's because I was able to get them both for $1,200 AUD. So I'd like to keep the graphics card under $300 AUD to keep that $1,500 balance.

Anyway thank you very much in advance and I am looking forward to your replies.

Kind Regards

G. Callen

EDIT: Just like to say I was looking at grabbing a Sapphire 6950 2GB Version. I however won't be unlocking them as a mate tried to do that with two and it didn't end well.
Edited by G. Callen - 5/6/11 at 4:12am
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There is no card that will max out x3 27" monitors for under $300..

You should be getting at least an HD6990 + HD6970 if you want to max out any game at +60fps on such resolutions.

The best you can get for that price is an HD6970, which is not enough to max out at +60fps BFBC2 even with a single HD6970.

I'd consider spending a bit more on the GPU's, you really need AT LEAST an HD6990.

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Thank you for the reply

I am not looking to max yet. More just to experience Eyefinity first, I'll probably keep the settings around medium for the moment as much as it pains me to say it

I would rather wait around for the next lot of cards but I am getting the monitors in a weeks time.
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I'd say that at Meddium settings, an HD6970 2GB should give you about +40 FPS, without any AA or AF that is.

But rest assured you won't max out any current game on such resolution with a single card.

Enjoy those monitors, they're great!
    
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Cheers mate thanks for the insight as I think I needed it.
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You're welcome, glad I could help you.

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Lol, another OCN user had 3x GTX580s 3gb editions and only got 40-60fps at triple 1600P res.
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Lol, another OCN user had 3x GTX580s 3gb editions and only got 40-60fps at triple 1600P res.
Sounds about right if you add lots of AA, AF, HBAO...

We're talking about lower settings here
    
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