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I currently have 2x 5850, I'm considering either buying a new generation card with the benefit of more memoy(better for 5760*1080).

My other option is to buy the "cheap" 5850 extreme light or buy a used card for propably even cheaper.

I read an article that was wery favorable for trifire 5850, compare to 2x 5850 the performance increased 50% so good scaling on trifire compares to 2x.
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1gb of vram for that resolution isn't recommended.

Time for a couple two new cards like 6950 2gb versions atleast.

Also that cpu will have a tough time pushing three 5850s anyways.
    
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1gb of vram for that resolution isn't recommended.

Time for a couple two new cards like 6950 2gb versions atleast.

Also that cpu will have a tough time pushing three 5850s anyways.
yeah I know what you mean, however my cpu isn't really that stressed when gaming, I think at those resolutions a 965 will be enough for 3x 5850, atleast when overlocked to 3.8ghz.

sure 1gb is low but might be good for the extra gpu processing.
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At 5760 x 1080, not a very good choice now to add another 5850 even at dirt cheap, though the scaling will be amazing in almost all games from 2 to 3 5850s. It's time to move to 2GB cards, unless willing to sacrifice on image quality by turning the bells and whistles down to enjoy good frames with Tri-Fire 5850s. If just for giggles then go ahead.
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
1gb of vram for that resolution isn't recommended.

Time for a couple two new cards like 6950 2gb versions atleast.

Also that cpu will have a tough time pushing three 5850s anyways.
This exactly^^

This guy hit the nail on the head,not enough Vram at all for that resolution,theres no noubt and no having to think twice as its simply NOT enough Vram.

Just to put things in perspective running a res of 1920*1200 uses the entire of my Vram(1.5Gb) in Crysis2 and in Crysis with high res textures,yeah...thats only approx 1/3rd of what you gona be running

You need at least 6950 2Gb or better still GTX580 3Gb,sell your current cards and get a 6950 to stand half a chance at that res.
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post #6 of 7
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I think the article was also high resolution gaming(5760*1080), so might still go for 5850x3. Otherwise I guess I'll upgrade to new gpus when necessary.

I did run crysis 2 with less eyecandy at 5760*1080 smooth with wery nice looking graphics, I doubt any game will surpass crysis 2 in near future, maybe GoW 3.
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post #7 of 7
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according this review conclusion , 5850 trifire scales wery well, here is metro 2033.

However it seems most ppl's opinion is that 1gb VRAM is not enough for 5760*1080 so I guess for future I'll upgrade to 7xxx with atleast 2gb VRAM?
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