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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.
unless you can find a used 2gb 5870/50 that will work into your budget i would wait and save up for it. something else to keep in mind is the monitors. if you are ok with say 3-20" and a res of around 4800x900 it will not be nearly as taxing on the gpu as 3-24" screens.
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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.
ahh well.. atleast bottle necking 2 video cards will be minimul then specially if you can OC at around 4.5ghz since that seems to be the avg around here, well i thought you were gonna try it on the sig rig soo. yea @_@ my apologies and i do apologize if im confusing but explaining isn't exactly a strong suit of mine but i do know tho just alittle tough to get out im sure someone will help with the corrections if deemed neccessary
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you might want to consider adding more money on the GPU if you are considering the CPU/Mobo upgrade anyway. GTX 590 will be good mate. Buy one now and when you upgrade your system, you can add another one. Here is agood review:

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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.
Thats all the performance you think i could get out of a 6950? I think that might be a little bit of an exaggeration..
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You wont fully utilize power of a 2gb card unless you crossfire two of them but to have one of them for now is a good start then grab another one to crossfire later. Im talking about gaming at 3x hd resolution.

As for extended desktop usage for ordinary programs most 1gb eyefinity ready card will be fine.
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you might want to consider adding more money on the GPU if you are considering the CPU/Mobo upgrade anyway. GTX 590 will be good mate. Buy one now and when you upgrade your system, you can add another one. Here is agood review:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/triple...radeon-6990/16
thing is tho as i mentioned earlier if he wants to OC it theres a VERY BIG risk of it exploding cause the VRMs are very weak at holding OC voltates he be better off gettinga 6990 if it came to dual GPU's atleast he can oc it to 6970 specs and run away.
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post #27 of 45
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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..



So @ 1680 x 1050 what performance do you think i could expect with a 6850?
It is highly dependent on the title. Current games I've been playing:

-Crysis2 I can max out...with acceptable loss in smoothness...probably would need detail lowered for die-hards wanting absolute smoothness. My 6850 could max C2 @4000x1024 Eyefinity just fine.
-Portal2 can be maxed out just fine
-Dragon Age 2, with high-res textures, needs lowered AA and tweaking to be playable. IIRC I had to step down a detail level.
-Dragon Age: Origins, needs lowered AA and one step down in detail IIRC.
-Fallout New Vegas can be maxed out no problem.
-Fallout3 with 4096x4096 texture packs is unacceptable to me in FPS when maxed out in detail. My 6850 could handle 4000x1024 Eyefinity maxing this title

For a cheapo entry level card it is a great brick. When 7000s come out I might get a better card...I've thought about getting a 2nd 6850 but I need my money elsewhere. No matter WHAT you do, at ultra-widescreen Eyefinity resolutions you will not be able to max out every game currently out there. Such is life. Fortunately titles like Metro2033 are relatively uncommon today.
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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.
agreed, i'm not suggesting he get either of these cards
he asked if there are any options for a single nvidia card........
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post #29 of 45
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Thats all the performance you think i could get out of a 6950? I think that might be a little bit of an exaggeration..
not neccessary a exaggeration then a semi fact sure you can tone down the settings abit to get decent frames but i don't think your looking for that tholike i said if it's 1 card even if it is a 2gb and it's 5040x1050 you'll get hit severally in the performance no doubt about it soo for a res like that you'll need to double up on the cards to get good playable frames im sorry if it's not what you wanted to hear and such but i just don't know what to really say but what i just mentioned .
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It is highly dependent on the title. Current games I've been playing:

-Crysis2 I can max out...with acceptable loss in smoothness...probably would need detail lowered for die-hards wanting absolute smoothness. My 6850 could max C2 @4000x1024 Eyefinity just fine.
-Portal2 can be maxed out just fine
-Dragon Age 2, with high-res textures, needs lowered AA and tweaking to be playable. IIRC I had to step down a detail level.
-Dragon Age: Origins, needs lowered AA and one step down in detail IIRC.
-Fallout New Vegas can be maxed out no problem.
-Fallout3 with 4096x4096 texture packs is unacceptable to me in FPS when maxed out in detail. My 6850 could handle 4000x1024 Eyefinity maxing this title

For a cheapo entry level card it is a great brick. When 7000s come out I might get a better card...I've thought about getting a 2nd 6850 but I need my money elsewhere. No matter WHAT you do, at ultra-widescreen Eyefinity resolutions you will not be able to max out every game currently out there. Such is life. Fortunately titles like Metro2033 are relatively uncommon today.
isn't most of those games directX 9 and 10's? not so much of 11's? this does fall into the terrortory of what i mentioned about how he would need to tone down the graphics if he were to use 1 video card.
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