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Yea so i can get one for like $20 if i sell my 2 cards. Worth it?

And how many screens can the 6950 run? the 5770 can do 3 but i read the 6950 can do 4? or can it do more?
    
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Yea so i can get one for like $20 if i sell my 2 cards. Worth it?

And how many screens can the 6950 run? the 5770 can do 3 but i read the 6950 can do 4? or can it do more?
6950 can do 4. You would have a split down the middle if you use eyefinity, though.

It's probably worth selling those 5770s for the 6950. You might be able to unlock it to a 6970, even if you didn't it would still blow the 5770s away. and you could always add a second one later on, since the scaling is so great on them.
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All 6XXX card's can run 6 Screens natively if I'm not mistaken.
Proof: http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...-6870-review/4

And a 6950 is Definitely worth it, I ran one in Eyefinity until I recently added another to Crossfire and I was literally playing in Eyefinity on Medium-High with AA on all of my games, if not the occasional maxing out certain games.
I vote for the HD 6950 get the 2GB, and you will get a lot of people recommending a Reference HD 6950 I personally don't think it's worth it. Unlocking a HD 6950 does give you extra shaders, but it disables you're ability to add Core Voltage, and I get way better numbers with my two 6950's overclocked than unlocked and a lot of other people have come up with the same results as well. My vote is for a nice Non-reference card and be happy.

Results:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/909...-unlocked.html
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/946...hd-6950-a.html
    
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Ok thanks guys but now i see that there are some cards like this:

And some like this:



Which one can do more screens? and also i already have the DisplayPort adapter for my 5770 but it looks like some 6950's dont even have that!

And lastly, do you guys think i should just get that card or should i hold off until 7xxx series?
    
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Ok thanks guys but now i see that there are some cards like this:

And some like this:



Which one can do more screens? and also i already have the DisplayPort adapter for my 5770 but it looks like some 6950's dont even have that!

And lastly, do you guys think i should just get that card or should i hold off until 7xxx series?
The card with two MINI Display Ports Like the one pictured in my Guru3D link above or the very first card you have a picture of. I personally don't very much like the waiting game but IF you feel two 5770's are enough to hold you then I say wait if you have the itch to upgrade now I say do it now then.
    
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oh alright then thanks, also then what adapter do i need for the mini display ports? i want to do 4 monitors.
    
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If I am not mistaken, you can do 4 monitors, but only 3 of them can participate in eyefinity. For instance, you could have one large 5760x1080 (3 monitors side by side in landscape mode), and have another up top as a blank space. Youd need an active mini DP to dvi adapter. I believe they sell on newegg for under 30.
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I want only 3 in eyefinity anyways. I have the extra 4th monitor laying around so i mean why not. As long as the 4th works in extended. Im looking for the adapter now...
    
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