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im on an extreme budget after buying 2 extra monitors
but that aside i have an offer to buy 2 9800's
i know that gaming preformance wont be at best but can i eyefinity with 2 in sli ?
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Ummm... ok...

Its called nVidia surround for nvidia cards. You have three or 2 screens? you can't do it with 2. You need 3.

Performance should be fine, but what res will you be using it at?
    
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Two 9800s won't give you the best performance, but it'll work if you have three monitors.
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i bought 2 more screens to add to my one lol i understand that much...
and 1080 :/ i know thats the killer
for the most part i only want these cards because i am on a budget and i want to experiment with my fist sli set up..
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You're going to get some pretty bad performance out of two 9800s @1080p, unfortunately. But like I said, it'll work. If you actually want to get some performance in games you'll probably just have to use one monitor.
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No i think it should work fine. My single HD5750 did work well on Eyefinity and i think those 2 cards SLI'ed are better. Anyways most games don't support Surround/Eyefinity you will find..... So you will end up using 1 monitor anyway.
    
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No i think it should work fine. My single HD5750 did work well on Eyefinity and i think those 2 cards SLI'ed are better. Anyways most games don't support Surround/Eyefinity you will find..... So you will end up using 1 monitor anyway.
I ran eyefinity with a single 5770 and it worked ok...the problem you run into is having to modify game config to make it work, and it stretches them out and they don't look good, BUT! when it does work right it sure is cool!!
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post #8 of 8
Are you saying you've got 3 x 1080p monitors you want to run? And are we talking 512MB 9800GT's?

If so, you're going to REALLY struggle to keep vram usage low enough that perf doesn't fall off a cliff when running 3 monitors. You going to need to go 0xAA, low-medium texture size/res in pretty much any game you play. Even then ... some games will be unplayable on 3 monitors no matter what you do w/settings.

Just so you know
    
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