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So I had a discussion going here:
http://www.overclock.net/general-processor-discussions/1031611-upgrading-gaming-rig.html
and now I know what I need to do to my machine, but 120Hz monitors caught my eye, and now I can't NOT have one.

the super overclocked 560 ti by gigabyte is my pick right now for a budget/performance card. I certainly don't have money to burn while still paying for school. But is it going to perform well in 3D at 1920x1080 on an acer gd235hz if I SLI it?

I don't want to get 1 560 ti now, save up for the 3D monitor and vision kit, only to find out that i need dual 580's to get the job done. I hope that isn't the case though.

I want to be able to play current and future games in 3D. Like Far Cry 3, which had me drooling watching the e3 gameplay video honestly....

thoughts? opinions?
thanks guys
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It depends on your res, but just keep in mind that it almost cuts performance in half i believe since it has to render twice as many frames.
    
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post #3 of 10
The 560 ti will be able to run 3d, just not at max game settings.
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I would recommend going with a 470 - while they do run slightly warmer (if you get the stock version) they do overclock like a beast, have more vram which will help for higher resolutions - they are also a lot cheaper right now
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so better off with a 480/580? Does it really take that much power to run 3D? I don't want surround. one screen is plenty.

test case: 1 120Hz monitor. Crysis 2. high/extreme settings. 1920x1080.

minimum single/sli gtx 5xx card necessary to get 30-40 fps?
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At 1920x1080 with 2 gtx 560's you should be alright. You might get some vram limitations but they won't be caused by 3d. FYI if you are running 3d and it says you are getting say 40 fps. Thats 40 FPS per eye equating to 80 FPS overall. I also believe 3d automatically vsyncs your settings so your at 30-45-60 FPS.
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post #7 of 10
The main problem with 3d is v-Sync. So if your fps after the 3d is high, it will be v-sync-ed and it will be low. But without v-sync ul be blind of flicker tongue.gif.
In reality it depends on the game. Check out benchs of 560 and / the value by half or so. Some games that are 3d vision support, mafia 2, u lose 30% only.
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post #8 of 10
go get a 2gb version of the 560 and another to sli it with with 1 monitor i think you should be fine
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post #9 of 10
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I only see the Palit as far as 2GB 560 ti's go, and it looks like it has terrible heat issues.

bottom line, are 2 560 ti's going to perform well?

a benchmark of 560 ti's in sli on highest settings, in Dirt 2 saw framerates of ~120.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-review/10

so it can be assumed that in 3D vision, that game will run at 60 fps (per eye)?

( or is it 60fps, 30 per eye?)
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post #10 of 10
expect it to be like 45-50 FPS per eye without vsync. Besides cutting the fps in half for 60 per eye theres also like a 10% loss in fps just for using 3d.

Personally i went with my monitor because its:

1.Cheaper.
2.Lower native resolution to run games smoother.
(150 dollars less for a 1680x1050 than 1920x1080.)
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