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do you have any kind of budget to work with? to do it as cheap as possible, you would be right in looking into ati for the gpu(only require 1 card). look around you may be able to find a used 5870 or 5850 for a decent price
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So i guess i should save up for the 6950.. And theres no way to use 3 monitors on a single Nvidia card, correct?
you wouldn't get much efficiency out of it in terms of performance it would actually bog down on a single card platform better just getting 2gb models in sli or xfire, and if the res is 5xxx x 1080 then what i mentioned a moment will help big time
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do you have any kind of budget to work with? to do it as cheap as possible, you would be right in looking into ati for the gpu(only require 1 card). look around you may be able to find a used 5870 or 5850 for a decent price
My budget is around 250 for the GPU.. But im willing to go to 300 for the 6950 if needed. I definitely want the best experience for this.
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And theres no way to use 3 monitors on a single Nvidia card, correct?
460 2-win and 590, basically the dual-gpu cards
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also to i see you got a x4 phenom at 3.4ghz may hit a bottleneck prolly, not sure unless it's for a different build
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you wouldn't get much efficiency out of it in terms of performance it would actually bog down on a single card platform better just getting 2gb models in sli or xfire, and if the res is 5xxx x 1080 then what i mentioned a moment will help big time
At 5+megapixel Eyefinity you'll need to sacrifice detail for FPS in certain titles. Such is life. Even dumping $2500USD into GTX590s and monitors will result in that on a title like Metro2033.

How much detail is one prepared to sacrifice for greater immersion via massively improved FOV? That is an individual user thing. I'm pleased with my measly 6850 driving 5200x1050 Eyefinity. Would be nice to crank up the detail more, but I ain't made of money.
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you wouldn't get much efficiency out of it in terms of performance it would actually bog down on a single card platform better just getting 2gb models in sli or xfire, and if the res is 5xxx x 1080 then what i mentioned a moment will help big time
The monitors im looking at are 1680 by 1050.. i really want to spend as little as possible on this. So youre also saying that Crossfiring lower end cards would be better than a 6950? im confused..

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At 5+megapixel Eyefinity you'll need to sacrifice detail for FPS in certain titles. Such is life. Even dumping $2500USD into GTX590s and monitors will result in that on a title like Metro2033.

How much detail is one prepared to sacrifice for greater immersion via massively improved FOV? That is an individual user thing. I'm pleased with my measly 6850 driving 5200x1050 Eyefinity. Would be nice to crank up the detail more, but I ain't made of money.
So @ 1680 x 1050 what performance do you think i could expect with a 6850?
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460 2-win and 590, basically the dual-gpu cards
460 2win isn't exactly a good card to begin with by what i read on here and some reviews overclockability is very limited compared to just 2 normal 460's.

as for the 590 thats a card waitin to go poof if overclocked and such better getting just 2 580's >_>'

also to gotta take his system specs into consideration aswell.
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460 2win isn't exactly a good card to begin with by what i read on here and some reviews overclockability is very limited compared to just 2 normal 460's.

as for the 590 thats a card waitin to go poof if overclocked and such better getting just 2 580's >_>'

also to gotta take his system specs into consideration aswell.
Im upgrading to X79 or getting a 2500K (depending on which is better at the time) around the time im doing this, i already have 500$ set aside for the CPU and motheboard. So no. Dont take my specs into consideration.
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The monitors im looking at are 1680 by 1050.. i really want to spend as little as possible on this. So youre also saying that Crossfiring lower end cards would be better than a 6950? im confused..
if your going multi monitored you'll need to spend more then what you have budget wise at this time you'll hit several performance issues in 1 card format even if it is a 2gb model atleast if it's a sli or crossfire set up with 2gb cards you'll beable to utilize it and get good frames out of your games.


for example at 5040x1050

say you play a game i'l call it game X, using todays game engines that is not only GPU extensive but also CPU extensive and you use 1 2gb model 6950.

you could get as high as maybe 20 frames-25 frames at most, while if 2 6950's were used you could actually possibility double or double and a 1/2. see where im going at? i don't know if you think 20-25fps is playable but i've played many games at 20-25fps and it sucks for me.
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