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I have been getting the stuff together for an eyefinity racing setup, I just added two more Hanns-G monitors (28") to my existing one & built a new desktop (almost done), now I need a card & wheel to get racing. Any suggestions on a suitable card for driving 3 1920 x 1200 monitors, the gaming will be mostly racing games if that makes a difference, any an all suggestions welcome.

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I have been getting the stuff together for an eyefinity racing setup, I just added two more Hanns-G monitors (28") to my existing one & built a new desktop (almost done), now I need a card & wheel to get racing. Any suggestions on a suitable card for driving 3 1920 x 1200 monitors, the gaming will be mostly racing games if that makes a difference, any an all suggestions welcome.

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6970 2GB
or GTX 560 Ti SLI (you need to GPU's to do 2D Surround and SLI will only help your FPS anyway)
    
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6970 2GB
or GTX 560 Ti SLI (you need to GPU's to do 2D Surround and SLI will only help your FPS anyway)
I only have a single slot board, so maybe the 6970 2GB. Would a 6950 2GB with unlocked shaders be up to the challange?
    
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I only have a single slot board, so maybe the 6970 2GB. Would a 6950 2GB with unlocked shaders be up to the challange?
yeah, its basically a 6970 with the unlocked shaders. should power through it though.
    
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If price isn't an issue, then of course the 6990 or 590 would be your best option.


The cheapest I would recommend going on Eyefinity is the 6950 2GB.
    
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If price isn't an issue, then of course the 6990 or 590 would be your best option.


The cheapest I would recommend going on Eyefinity is the 6950 2GB.
OP has a 600 watt PSU... a 6990 nor a 590 is possible, not with any safety factor involved...both those cards draw in 300+ watts of power.... But if price isnt a issue... either one of those cards and a new PSU... a high quality 750+ watt one
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OP has a 600 watt PSU... a 6990 nor a 590 is possible, not with any safety factor involved...both those cards draw in 300+ watts of power.... But if price isnt a issue... either one of those cards and a new PSU... a high quality 750+ watt one
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Thanks to all for your suggestions. For now I will try & go with a 6970 2GB or a 6950 2GB with my current power supply. My problem with the current new 6950's is, from what I can gather, the shaders won't unlock anymore. So if I can find a used 6950 & unlock the shaders, I'll go that route, otherwise I will probably go up to a 6970. I'll keep my eye on the for sale section for the next couple of weeks & see if a good 6950 comes up.
Edited by Cvalley75 - 6/21/11 at 6:17am
    
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what games specifically?

i just ask because i recently stepped down from eyefinity with a pair of 6970s because the demand was too great.

Is upgrading the PSU out of the question? (so u could get a 6990)
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post #10 of 13
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I only have a single slot board, so maybe the 6970 2GB. Would a 6950 2GB with unlocked shaders be up to the challange?
6990. With a weaker card like a 6970/6950 it'll run out of steam pushing 3 screens.

Edit, don't bother with a 6870 lol that will not cut it. I'm guessing you don't realize that pushing 3 screens is incredibly tough if you want it to actually look and play great.
Edited by tsm106 - 6/20/11 at 8:59pm
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