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I was thinking about doing a massive overhaul on my computer and with some extra cash I thought I would go for CF 69XX but is there really any point if I'm going to be on a single 23 inch monitor?
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Depends on what you seek. Do you absolutely require 60FPS stable on max settings on near them on crysis, metro, and witcher 2? If not, I don't recommend CF.

My 5870 does 2048x1536 perfectly.
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If you want to turn up your quality with good filtering yes. You will see a massive improvement over a 5770.
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Not really; a single 6950/70 can play most anything out there at 1920x1080 just dandy.

If you want to play every game out there at max with highest settings, or you bench etc then sure go for it.
Or you could just wait until you need a 2nd one, then get it (which is what I'd do, but that's just my 2cents.gif)
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I plan on doing the same thing when the new 7XXX series comes out. single monitor or not, I just can't resist what should be a 250$ price tag. that way I can add more monitors later. but my 6970 does play anything with no problem.
post #6 of 25
At 1080 with a single monitor, a 6950 is more than enough... but, if you really want to turn up the eye candy and run at a high stable frame rate then you could invest in a multi gpu setup. If you have the money, go for it. Plus, having two or more cards in your computer just looks awesome biggrin.gif
    
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post #7 of 25
pfft 60fps? 90+ (ideally 120) Fps on a 60hz monitor is where it is at.

Don't know why but I can definitively tell a significant difference from 60 and 100+ fps even on 60hz.

Some games maxed out tho say like Battlefield 3, will still hit your GPU pretty hard on one monitor.
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post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Neokolzia;14318136 
pfft 60fps? 90+ (ideally 120) Fps on a 60hz monitor is where it is at.

Don't know why but I can definitively tell a significant difference from 60 and 100+ fps even on 60hz.

Uhh. That's because of the dipping. Even if you average 60FPS or more, you dip into 40FPS or so once in a while. That's why you notice the difference.

It's impossible to see more than 60 complete FPS on a 60hz screen.


Well, that and that some game engines behave better on higher FPS.
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post #9 of 25
As I said I do not know why I'm guessing when you see exactly 60 fps on a 60hz screen there is some layover between frames and sometimes you can miss a couple, A game feels alot smoother in any case at 100+ fps for me personally in almost all accounts.
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^that theory is busted by vsync, if you happen to use it.
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