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This will be for three 1080P 2500x1600 resolution NVIDIA Surround Setup. (NO i do not want 3d)
OP your earlier posts were for a triple 1080p setup. Are you still considering that or have you switched your choice to triple 30" 2560x1600p monitors?
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OP your earlier posts were for a triple 1080p setup. Are you still considering that or have you switched your choice to triple 30" 2560x1600p monitors?
It was late man, I realize now how dumb that must of sounded. Here is the updated post now that I am actually awake enough to think "This will be for three 1600P at 1920x1200 or 2500x1600(if it runs smoothly) resolution Surround Setup. (NO i do not want 3d)"
post #23 of 77
I'm more confused than ever.
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I'm more confused than ever.
I was really tired when I started this post, sorry for the confusion, Power Consumption aside, Which option will give me the best performance in each scenario? I have not bought my monitors yet, I am thinking about two options right now.

Choice 1: Three 24" or so that will run at a maximum resolution of 1920x1080.
Choice 2: Three 30" that I will run at maximum resolution of 2500x1600.
Choice 3: Three 30" that I will run at 1920x1200.

Sapphire Radeon HD6970x3 in trifire
vs
MSI Lightning Extreme GTX GeForce 580 3GBx2 in SLi

Which multigpu option will give me the best performance for my three choices.
post #25 of 77
All he did was correct his mistake about resolutions. If you are looking to game at those resolutions I would vote for the 6970's. Three of them will destroy the 580's and I honestly don't see 2GB of VRAM usage very often at all. I think the FPS/Eyecandy balance is best represented by the 6970's at that high a resolution.
    
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post #26 of 77
As said, 580s.

More RAM
Less Heat
No problem


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All he did was correct his mistake about resolutions. If you are looking to game at those resolutions I would vote for the 6970's. Three of them will destroy the 580's and I honestly don't see 2GB of VRAM usage very often at all. I think the FPS/Eyecandy balance is best represented by the 6970's at that high a resolution.
EDIT: Yes, now that I see these, you should go 6970s. That would give you the best possible performance. However, if you were ever looking to get another 580, go with the 580s, because Three 580s will smoke three 6970s any day.
Edited by snelan - 6/14/11 at 6:52am
    
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post #27 of 77
Please don't run a 30" at 1920x1080. Just get regular native 1080p monitors and sit closer.
post #28 of 77
6970 x 3 will be the best performance. 2x 6970 already scale better than 2x Gtx 580 in most tests, adding a third is just unfair.
   
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post #29 of 77
30" panels would benefit from 3 gb of memory, however you would probably run out of raw processor power before any memory walls came into play.

1080 and 1200 p panels the tri fire is the best option, but the sli 580 is no slouch.
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30" panels would benefit from 3 gb of memory, however you would probably run out of raw processor power before any memory walls came into play.

1080 and 1200 p panels the tri fire is the best option, but the sli 580 is no slouch.
This is a good point, OP, what CPU are you running?
    
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