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560ti SLI 1gb enough for 3 monitors...

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might be a noob question, but is 560ti sli enough for some light gaming on 3 monitors...?

i keep hearing that more ram the better for multi-monitor set-up...

monitors will be 3x23inch LCD
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If you intend to game at the monitors's full resolution and decent quality settings, yes, you will need more than 1GB of VRAM. Even using a single monitor, there are already a few games that use more than 1GB (around 1.2-1.3GB), let alone with three monitors.

There are 2GB 560ti's that should be more adequate for what you want.
 
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If you intend to game at the monitors's full resolution and decent quality settings, yes, you will need more than 1GB of VRAM. Even using a single monitor, there are already a few games that use more than 1GB (around 1.2-1.3GB), let alone with three monitors.

There are 2GB 560ti's that should be more adequate for what you want.
thats why he asked about sli in the thread i think 2gb maybe just be enough but yes i agree with u maybe going x2 2gb 560's will be the better idea
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thats why he asked about sli in the thread i think 2gb maybe just be enough but yes i agree with u maybe going x2 2gb 560's will be the better idea
No, it's not enough. VRAM does NOT add up in SLI. He will only have 1GB to game with. More horsepower, but the same VRAM. That's why 2GB per card is so important.
 
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That setup would do well in most cases w/o any AA. But 2GB cards would likely provide a better gaming experience overall. And 2 of them is enough for a very solid 3 monitor experience with nice high IQ settings, 4xAA in everything not called Metro2033
    
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Depends very much on the game, most games with AA turned down/off you should be ok, but as soon you crank the AA you'll get vram capped and that does nasty things to your frame rates. try and pickup the 2gb version of the 560 or the 6950's either will work fine in most games.
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Just grab a single 6950, much cheaper. Thats what I upgraded from my 560ti, after wanting triple monitors.
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