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Anyone have any suggestions? I was wanting to get a unlockable 6950 but can't find any for sure that I know are unlockable. Everyone is sold out

Any other suggestions for good sub $275 HD eyefinity cards????

This will be going into a HAF 932 case with a 2600k cpu, ASrock z68 extreme4 mobo and 16gb of 1600 ram...
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post #2 of 15
well your 5770 can do eyefinity. It just depends what you need it for.
    
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post #3 of 15
My 6950 doesn't even get ideal FPS in new games in eyefinity! Just a heads up.
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by MAKATTACK View Post
Anyone have any suggestions? I was wanting to get a unlockable 6950 but can't find any for sure that I know are unlockable. Everyone is sold out

Any other suggestions for good sub $275 HD eyefinity cards????

This will be going into a HAF 932 case with a 2600k cpu, ASrock z68 extreme4 mobo and 16gb of 1600 ram...
Just get one of the 6950's on NewEgg or an Open Box 6970 if you can find one, unlocking a 6950 nets you a minimal FPS increase if that most people find it between 1-5 FPS if even that, and henders overclocking.(if you plan to do this, unless you get the golden egg) I personally got a higher FPS by running an overclock with the original 6950 bios, but you won't find any Reference models online because they stopped shipping those as they unlocked of course, if you want one you can check the Marketplaces for a reference you could also find a couple of 6970's for $300 and so.

But OT again, I'd definitely go for a Twin Frozr II or III or maybe one of the ones that give Dirt 3 as I need to buy it still.

@NoahHova, what do you mean you don't get Ideal FPS in games? For having one card in Eyefinity no one truly expects to run 'newer' games maxed out on one card for Multiple monitors, I can run the witcher on High with 'playable' frame-rates to me(30+) and it usually runs in the 35+, I can run BFBC2 on High with 2 AA once again getting above 30 FPS, while I was running my HD 5870 on Medium. I don't want it to seem like I'm attacking you or something, I was just curious as to what other people were getting because I've always thought that was phenomenal, not maxed out of course but it's definitely good for having 3 screens.
Edited by Dtrain - 6/21/11 at 9:33am
    
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@Dtrain totally playable not saying that, I also noticed that even at 25-40 FPS in most games at max settings minus AA it seems a lot smoother then 25-40 FPS on just 1 1080p monitor..I don't know why that is but I like it.

Some ppl expect 60FPS when playing games so I was just issuing a warning not to expect that in new games. I get 60+ in dragon age origins (minus so intense moments), FEAR 1, and Dirt1 in eyefinity but that is it out of the games I have.

But like I said BFBC2, The Witcher, Crysis 1/Warhead, Mafia 2, all seem smooth anyways even at 25-40ish FPS
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@Dtrain totally playable not saying that, I also noticed that even at 25-40 FPS in most games at max settings minus AA it seems a lot smoother then 25-40 FPS on just 1 1080p monitor..I don't know why that is but I like it.

Some ppl expect 60FPS when playing games so I was just issuing a warning not to expect that in new games. I get 60+ in dragon age origins (minus so intense moments), FEAR 1, and Dirt1 in eyefinity but that is it out of the games I have.

But like I said BFBC2, The Witcher, Crysis 1/Warhead, Mafia 2, all seem smooth anyways even at 25-40ish FPS
Understood, I had a feeling you were talking about not being able to play at 60+, besides of course Crysis and Metro, I think everything else I can probably get away by playing High with 2-4 AA.
    
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Understood, I had a feeling you were talking about not being able to play at 60+, besides of course Crysis and Metro, I think everything else I can probably get away by playing High with 2-4 AA.
Yep, my CPU holds back my frame rate a bit but OP is running sandy bridge so he will have even better results!
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post #8 of 15
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Thanks for the info guys. I was looking at a Twin Frozr II...didn't know the III's are out. This rig will be used mainly for photoediting, hd video editing and burning and gaming...

Any recommendations given that extra info?
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post #9 of 15
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so can the twin frozr II's and III's be overclocked? Any voltage locks on them? Any suggestions as to which is better?
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post #10 of 15
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oh and the 5770 wil stay in my old rig and the new card in my new SB build...
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