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I won an HD 6870 at the hard ocp Texas game experience and as I prepare to build a new rig, I wonder if its enough for multiple monitors. I will do either two or three 1920x1200 or x1080 monitors. Will the 1gb vram be enough or do I need a 2gb card?
post #2 of 13
You can run 2 monitors but it will not be so good at running 3 it will lag a little bit smile.gif

Congrats btw biggrin.gif
post #3 of 13
nice congrats!!!
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I would like three eventually so I guess I better sale or trade the card then.
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congrats!
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post #6 of 13
Or get another in crossfire smile.gif
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Crossfire will not help with the lack of vram.
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If you want to stay with AMD, try to trade it for an HD 6950 2GB. That card should hold you for a while. =]
    
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post #9 of 13
I would say sell it and buy a 6950 or 6970 2GB. That card will not hold up well with 3 monitors.
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post #10 of 13
Awesome! I just won some RAM from an AnandTech giveaway. It's surreal isn't it? I never thought it would happen to me.

Back on topic... You can definitely run two monitors on that GPU, but gaming on more than one monitor is going to be difficult on the 6870 due to lack of RAM. A 2GB (or higher) will be your best bet. Like many have said, selling it (if you're willing to part from your winnings) and buying a card with more RAM will be the best option for you.

Again, congratulations!
 
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