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I am looking at going with triple 24 inch monitors after the summer is over, which will be running 5760x1080. I have a few questions.

I have two gtx 580 lightning cards, each with about 1.5gb of vram. Obviously, in order to power 3 monitors, one of the monitors has to be plugged into the second card. Am I correct in assuming that the monitor plugged into the second card will be using the second cards vram?

Also, assuming that the third monitor would use the second cards vram, is 1.5GB enough to power 2 monitors and lets say 4x aa and AF on a game like crysis? I imagine that I shouldn't really have an issue. I don't plan to exchange my cards or at this point sell them for a 3gb version. I think I will be fine with that much vram on 3 monitors, even in the more intense games, just looking for some clarification. Thanks.
post #2 of 8
No, both cards mirror each other's Vram so there is a total of 1.5GB of Vram. At 5760x1080 it is recommended that you get the 3GB GTX 580's since the 1.5GB GTX 580's are starting to hit the Vram wall once 8x AA is applied or even less on titles such as Crysis, Metro 2033 and heavily modded GTA4.
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Yeah, I put my vram monitor on in msi afterburner and found that out very quickly. I am still within the replacement with newegg, so I am contacting them. They do not offer refund for these but I know newegg will probably exchange them and charge me the difference. Knowing newegg, this should not be a problem and I should have 3GB versions soon. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Crysis is a single player game for me and I normally play it once or every once in a very long time. I suppose I could play it windowed. My main fps coming up is going to be battlefield 3. I am not sure how that will end up performing. I have a few CoD titles, but I dont play that as often anymore. Crysis is probably the most demanding game I own, and like I said I play through the single player and normally leave it at that. Would you still recommend the 3gb cards with those additional details?
post #5 of 8
3GB is recommended for 5760x1080. 1.5Gb simply isn't enough to push that many pixels with eye candy. Each frame is rendered for all 3 screens at once. If you can get Newegg to swap those cards for the price difference, do it.
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I have them refunding me for them even though there was a no refund policy on them, and Ill be getting the 3GB versions soon.

On a side note, newegg email support is horrible, their phone support is awesome. Email support told me no repeatedly, and the phone people got me taken care of.
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I have them refunding me for them even though there was a no refund policy on them, and Ill be getting the 3GB versions soon.

On a side note, newegg email support is horrible, their phone support is awesome. Email support told me no repeatedly, and the phone people got me taken care of.
that's a little comfort.
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That's why I love newegg.

While we are on the topic. I was looking at possible LED monitors for my inevitable triple monitor setup. Do you guys have an recommendations?

I would prefer a 23 or 24 inch. The one I found is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001414

and so far it looks the best. I would like one that can mount on this:


But I seem to be having trouble finding LED monitors that are mountable, and more specifically mountable to that specific piece of hardware.

I did a good 3 hours of searching so I figured I would post here and see if any other options became available. It might also help to know that I am a huge samsung fan.
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