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6950 2gb is the best for your setup or 6970 if you got the money since the 2gb is needed when using a 3 monitor setup. Also Nvidia cards can only output to 2 monitors unless you have 2 cards in SLI.
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As far as I know the 580 Lightning is still limited to two displays per card. I would say if you really believe that triple monitors, or other high resolution gaming, or dual cards or any sort are in your future then I would go for the 6950/70. The Lightning is a great choice for a single card but I believe that the AMD are just more suited to the things I listed, they have more VRAM and scale better in CF in general.
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post #13 of 46
Two 580's will have no problems running a 3-monitor setup but the 6950's are hella cheaper...
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I almost want to recommend waiting for the Kepler cards since your budget is big.
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Wow.. thanks a bunch for all the answers guys.. Leaning more and more towards going for the 6970.. That should get me started with triple monitors further down the line, and if it ain't enough I'll just add another one for extra awesomeness!

It will even give me the budget for an SSD as well, pure joy.
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6970 Lightning is the way to go!
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6970 Lightning is the way to go!
Yup.

AMD has the more affordable surround options atm, and any lightning card is hot, sticky sex (in PCB form).
post #18 of 46
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What about:
Sapphire 6970
vs
MSI 6950 PE ?

Obviously the Sapphire one would perform better but I'm thinking that the MSI card might be a better choice for it's cooler if I decide to go crossfire?
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you are going to need at least 2gb of vram if you are doing 3 monitors, so....
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post #20 of 46
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Aye, both the 6950 and the 6970 have got 2GB of vram..

From what I've been reading it looks like I could unlock the 6950 to 6970 pretty damn easily so I think that the MSI 6950 PE is the card to go for.. Should be a decent upgrade from the 560Ti and give me a start point for eyefinity.

Heck, I can even get a new case and an ssd with the rest of my budget instead of going for a gtx580
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