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hey overclockers im upgrading from 2 galaxy gtx 460 768mb running a tri 23in monitor setup. what i dont know is if i should stay on sli or switch over i like that amd has the single card solution for tri monitor setup but whats gonna be most effective for my money. i plan to run xfire or sli no matter what maybe even triple. help me out guys
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post #2 of 26
I would go for ati in that place, the extra vram will help alot.
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post #3 of 26
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but what model am i looking at like i know the 6900+ is newest but could i suffice with a 6870 or is the difference far to large?
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post #4 of 26
6950 2gb is the one that i would reccomend for you, the 2gb memory will be usefull.
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post #5 of 26
Reference 6950 2GB or 6970 2GB.

What is your budget?
    
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Ati baby
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post #7 of 26
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well my budget is about 250 a card but if i go nvidia i will be dual monitor capable till next payday
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post #8 of 26
You can get a used 6950 2GB in the OCN marketplace, or spend about 270ish for one new.

Deff recommend it especially because of the VRAM.
    
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post #9 of 26
The lower power needs of the AMD cards is nice too.
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post #10 of 26
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amd is looking like my awnser but how do triple xfire scale compared to triple sli.
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