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Can a 6870 run 2x1080p monitors?

post #1 of 14
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Hi
I just wanted to ask if one 6870 would run two 24" 1080p monitors?
i know for simple usage of web browsing and MS Word usage it will be fine but how will it manage in games? Would 1GB of VRAM be enough?
I may also crossfire later on but that would be in 6 months or so. I will mainly be using it for my college work but i would be playing games from time to time.
Thank you, A14M3D
post #2 of 14
Run? Yes.
Run games? No. Not by a long shot.
If you are using a 6870 you will be more the capable of running games on one screen, but that card is a fair bit weak to pull 2 screens by its self, and the VRAM isnt the only reason.
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post #3 of 14
not for gaming, no.
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post #4 of 14
you'd probably have to play more modern games on medium settings with texture quality on low/med in order to get good fps
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post #5 of 14
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if i was to go crossfire then would it be ok in games?
post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by A14M3D View Post
if i was to go crossfire then would it be ok in games?
yes

Edit: I run games on a 42 lg full hd at max bc2 and normal web browsing on my 19 in acer at x1050.

So, i dare say you will be ok with xfire. I only have 1 4870.
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Run? Yes.
Run games? No. Not by a long shot.
If you are using a 6870 you will be more the capable of running games on one screen, but that card is a fair bit weak to pull 2 screens by its self, and the VRAM isnt the only reason.
O Rly??

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post #8 of 14
You wouldn't be gaming on both monitors I'm guessing, so u should be fine. The 6870 will run both monitors just fine for web browsing. If you want to run some of the games coming out in Q4 better, u might want to x-fire those. That's what I decided.
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post #9 of 14
What games do you plan to play? I don't see how you can play games spanning 2 monitors, regardless of the FPS you would get. The bezels would be right in the middle so any first person shooter games would not be good. If you are going for multi monitors, go 3. I bet you can play most games across 3, but with lower FPS. If you are looking to max out as much as you can, it may struggle.
post #10 of 14
yes, one 6870 can game on two screens. three is stretching it a bit(especially with AA) but two is fine.
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