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Hi im going to buy this graphics card to run triple 24 inch monitors http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...949&CatId=3669

Basically I need to know what all I need? Someone said i would need a display port monitor and others say any 3 monitors should work just fine just run 2 mini hdmi cables and 1 regular hdmi. also is this graphics card capible to run on my motherboard.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127030

Thanks, Just trying to make sure i get everything right before i go and spend all this money.
post #2 of 8
you can run any combination.

Dual dvi, and one mini display or 2 mini display and one hdmi.

Doesn't matter, just choose the cheapest option, its all HD anyways.
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The card will work on your motherboard yes.

For 3 monitors with that card you will want to run 2x DVI and one Dsplay port. you will either need a displayport monitor to run display port or an ACTIVE display port to DVI adapter if you want to run it on DVI.
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Just as an fyi, a single 6970 is really going to struggle pushing games with 3 monitors.
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then what do you suggest HWI? I will be playing racing simulations I dont think the are as complex as like shooting games and all that. i could be wrong. I want to use 3 of these monitors http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236112

The best way to go on that is just get the active display port deal?
post #6 of 8
Get one of these... your monitors and a 6970 and you're all set my friend.

And the 6970 will push the games just might not be at the highest AA or detail settings.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post
Just as an fyi, a single 6970 is really going to struggle pushing games with 3 monitors.
Not everyone games. Maybe he's using it for something else.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
The card will work on your motherboard yes.

For 3 monitors with that card you will want to run 2x DVI and one Dsplay port. you will either need a displayport monitor to run display port or an ACTIVE display port to DVI adapter if you want to run it on DVI.
THIS.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI View Post
Just as an fyi, a single 6970 is really going to struggle pushing games with 3 monitors.
This isn't true at all. I can run fraps benchmarks on request, in fact I did for another OCN member, let me see if I can find the thread so you get an idea of the fps when the card is moderately OCed.

EDIT: http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/108...l#post14503550
I tested Crysis 2 and BFBC2, both games maxed. Obviously it's not 60fps but it's still very playable and you can easily improve frames by easing off the eye candy a bit.
Edited by hirolla888 - 8/14/11 at 11:57pm
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