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I currently have a 6950 flashed to a 6970 and was thinking about getting some extra monitors. What I want to know is will one 6950 be able to handle 3 23" monitors or would I need to get another 6970 and crossfire them to get decent performance?
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post #2 of 12
Sure it will handle, but not at max setting and 8xAA, maybe max setting and no AA.
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I run 3 - 23" @ 1920x1080 with mine no problem...

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Ok thanks now I can hold off on getting another card for now.
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post #5 of 12
I should say that I don't game, so I don't know how they would do in that environment. For all other applications though,

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post #6 of 12
A 6950 is well equipped to handle Eyefinity SLS gaming. I'd say you can maximize IQ features in 95% of games, & by and large be able to enable 16x AF & 2xMSAA in 3/4 of those.
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post #7 of 12
I run 3x24" with a 6970 stock and it runs fine with most games. I have been able to run BC2 max settings with AA x8 and be able to play it. FPA was in the low 30's with dips into the 20's in some big explosion scenes.
post #8 of 12
I run 3x eyefinity on a single 6850. I can play most games on medium-ish settings and get 60fps. So with a 6950 you should be set.
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post #9 of 12
The 6950 can handle Eyefinity fine, however, if you aiming at Eyefinity and have such option I would reccomend getting the 2 gb model.

I'm myself running 3240x1920 three screen portrait with single 5770 atm and the fact that I have only 1 gb of vRAM feels more limiting than the lack of horsepower in the card. With just 1 gb I'm sort of "hitting the wall" at AA higher than 2x. As 6950 has twice the memory bandwidth it should be able to better ofc even with 1 Gb.
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Originally Posted by Carniflex View Post
The 6950 can handle Eyefinity fine, however, if you aiming at Eyefinity and have such option I would reccomend getting the 2 gb model.

I'm myself running 3240x1920 three screen portrait with single 5770 atm and the fact that I have only 1 gb of vRAM feels more limiting than the lack of horsepower in the card. With just 1 gb I'm sort of "hitting the wall" at AA higher than 2x. As 6950 has twice the memory bandwidth it should be able to better ofc even with 1 Gb.

I guess I should have mentioned I do have the 2gb 6950
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