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Poll Results: Which 1 would you choose?

Poll expired: Aug 19, 2011  
  • 28% (4)
    MSI 6950 TwinFrozr III + (3) 1600x900 HD Displays
  • 71% (10)
    GTX590 + (3) 1680x1050 3D Displays
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post #11 of 14
3x1080p monitors = Over 6mpx

But you'll only get just over 2mpx worth of clarity and resolution.

Just a single big monitor and enjoy 3+mpx worth of vissible resolution and clarity.

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post #12 of 14
I kinda dont like 3D implementations atm. They tend to be a bit too sensitive towards small head movements in my opinion for everyday use. Eyefinity feels a bit more natural in this regard.

However as far as I understand nvidia surround is basically the same thing as eyefinity.
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post #13 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket Dog;14587976 
The single 6950 doesn't have the grunt to run 3 monitors at decent settings and decent frame rates.

Buddy of mine is using a 6970 for (3) 1600x900 displays and all of his FPS games are running smooth. I had figured since a 6970 can handle that, I should just buy the 6950 TFIII and unlock it and pocket the rest of the money I don't have to spend.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket Dog;14587976 
Can't you run crossfire 6950's? Or maybe a 6990?

My microATX only has a 16x and 4x pci-e slot. Trying to find some performance results on Crossfire using that pci-e configuration. Don't want to waste cash on a 2nd GPU for nothing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket Dog;14587976 
I can't understand how you're wiling to spend over $1000 on the Nvidia solution and only $660 on the ATI solution.

I like the panoramic view for FPS games. If I had decided $1000 for the Nivida solution because to me it would not make sense to spend $750 for such a powerful GPU and not have 3d displays.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket Dog;14587976 
Why not get a 27" monitor that has a 2560x1440 resolution? That will be a much better picture due the increased resolution making games sharper and more crisp then 3x smaller monitors.

That thought has crossed my mind and honestly, I'm not ruling that out if I can not sell myself 100% for the Eyefinity or 3D Surround setup.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;14587995 
I say neither. Get two 580's if you want high end Nvidia performance.

Mobo is Crossfire compliant only. Since I need a sound card, my only option is a single gpu or single card/dual gpu.
Edited by drBlahMan - 8/15/11 at 5:20am
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post #14 of 14
As is see you are going for 6990.
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