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Okay I'm confused now. A few weeks ago I put up a craigslist ad saying I was looking for a graphics card and today someone sent me an offer. But after a while of talking he said that you can't do three monitors on any 6000 series without an active displayport to DVI adapter. Even with two cards. Is he correct? Even if I had two cards with two DVI ports each I would only be able to use two of them? Something sounds fishy.
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post #32 of 41
IIRC two cards don't need a display port adapter, but one card for 3 monitors does need an adapter like this or this .

scratche some of that. this
guy
says otherwise. and this too.

I thought he was full of it too!

EDIT:

this one's more recent. this onehttp://youtu.be/FXqWyj6SXMA?t=2m19s
Edited by Nocturin - 11/4/11 at 6:03pm
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I have a Sapphire 6950 2GB card with unlocked shaders. $250 shipped if interested.
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Okay I turned down the guy's offer, but I'm seriously considering getting two 6870's instead. He seemed to think it would run battlefield just fine at 5760x1920. Would it?
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2 6870's cant run BF3 at 5760x1920 very well. Maybe on low/medium settings..
 
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for multi-monitor gaming, 2 or 3 video cards is a must. for example, to run battlefield 3 at maximum settings at 1080p on a single monitor requires 2x580's. you can imagine how much power is required to run that game with 3 monitors.
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for multi-monitor gaming, 2 or 3 video cards is a must. for example, to run battlefield 3 at maximum settings at 1080p on a single monitor requires 2x580's. you can imagine how much power is required to run that game with 3 monitors.
Holy Jesus! Okay well forget maxing battlefield. Would two 6870's be able to max the grand theft auto games? I know we can't say anything for GTA V, but just a guess?
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Ugh I still really need help. I really don't want to spend $500 on graphics cards. If the 6950 was $200 I would get it. $250 maybe, if I liked te card and it came with a nice game but I'm not spending $300 on a single card and it sounds like one isn't enough? I really think I want to go with one 6870 for now and possibly another later. I know this is overclock.net but I don't want overkill lol. I just want to play video games and have them look nice lol.

Do you guys think two 6870's is enough? I don't need to max bf3 at 5760x1080. How about maxing it at 1920x1080? For the graphics card I was thinking of an xfx one. It comes with dirt 3 and after rebate is only $154.99. Should I buy it?
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Ugh I still really need help. I really don't want to spend $500 on graphics cards. If the 6950 was $200 I would get it. $250 maybe, if I liked te card and it came with a nice game but I'm not spending $300 on a single card and it sounds like one isn't enough? I really think I want to go with one 6870 for now and possibly another later. I know this is overclock.net but I don't want overkill lol. I just want to play video games and have them look nice lol.

Do you guys think two 6870's is enough? I don't need to max bf3 at 5760x1080. How about maxing it at 1920x1080? For the graphics card I was thinking of an xfx one. It comes with dirt 3 and after rebate is only $154.99. Should I buy it?
Two 6870's at that resolution? should be fine. Should easily be able max it out. I've seen single 6950's/6970's/570's max it out.
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Okay so should I get this card? Just one for the time being.
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