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Hiho,

I've had two HD 5870s in crossfire for a while now, and I'm looking for something to replace them, mainly because of how loud, and warm they get, but also because I'd love to go back to a single card.

I'd prefer an NVIDIA card, just because I've been alternating between the two over the last couple of years, but I'm sure how much of a performance difference I'm going to notice if I opt for something like a GTX580. I also have 3 screens, so I'm not sure how that would work with a single NVIDIA card...

If anyone has had to make a similar decision recently, or can at least point me in the right direction, that would be awesome.
post #2 of 15
You can't run 3 screens off a single nvidia card.

However, if you have that sort of cash to throw at a setup you could consider 2 GTX560ti's or even a GTX570 SLi setup.

And yes, you could run that on your 750w PSU.

Comps
post #3 of 15
Comps is right. There are a few cards that will run multiple displays from one card, but they're modded by the OEM to do so, and performance usually sucks.
You do need a pair of Nvidia cards to do surround, 560Ti or 570 are your best bet, and get the 2GB 560Ti cards to best support surround resolutions.
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
Comps is right. There are a few cards that will run multiple displays from one card, but they're modded by the OEM to do so, and performance usually sucks.
You do need a pair of Nvidia cards to do surround, 560Ti or 570 are your best bet, and get the 2GB 560Ti cards to best support surround resolutions.
100% agree with the 2Gb edition, I forgot to mention that, the extra video memory will definately help with the triple screen resolution.
post #5 of 15
I'd suggest an AMD card for that (triple monitor). They have gotten earlier in that game than nVidia and are superior in it. You can run up to 6 panels, with more scalability options all on a single AMD GPU. EyeFinity > Surround.
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I'd suggest an AMD card for a triple monitor setup. They have gotten in that game earlier than nVidia and are superior in it. You can run up to 6 panels, with more scalability options all on a single AMD GPU. EyeFinity > Surround.
Not entirely true, yes you can run a triple screen setup, however nvidia on their last release of cards have closed the gap considerably. The only real benefit of using ATI for triple screen is the single card option and the less power consumption. This obviously reduces the amount of wattage you need in your PSU.

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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by jamesfoley View Post
Hiho,

I've had two HD 5870s in crossfire for a while now, and I'm looking for something to replace them, mainly because of how loud, and warm they get, but also because I'd love to go back to a single card.

I'd prefer an NVIDIA card, just because I've been alternating between the two over the last couple of years, but I'm sure how much of a performance difference I'm going to notice if I opt for something like a GTX580. I also have 3 screens, so I'm not sure how that would work with a single NVIDIA card...

If anyone has had to make a similar decision recently, or can at least point me in the right direction, that would be awesome.
CF 5870's are still very powerfull, even giving slightly better performance than a 5970, and to be honest, this late in the product cycle it's probably better if you can hold out till the 7800 series drops in (I think) December or possibly Jan.

Also the GTX580 would be a fair downgrade from where you are now:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/300?vs=305

So I guess if you want to go Nvidia single card and be able to upgrade performance your only real option is a 590.
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Thanks for the replies. I never really use Eyefinity at the moment so I don't necessarily need surround. Back when I had my GTX285, I used an old 8400 or something just to power the other monitor.

Maybe something like that could work again? Though, waiting for the new cards sounds like the best idea.
post #9 of 15
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Not entirely true, yes you can run a triple screen setup, however nvidia on their last release of cards have closed the gap considerably. The only real benefit of using ATI for triple screen is the single card option and the less power consumption. This obviously reduces the amount of wattage you need in your PSU.

Comps
Yes, it's true. You should read first hand experience from those who extensively used both setups. This guy did (480 SLi/6970 CF and a few others) and he finds EyeFinity clearly better to Surround due to those reasons

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=833917&mpage=1

while you go about telling the guy (who wants multi-monitors) the "wattage in his PSU". In proper terms, "power consumption".

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OP, two different cards won't work. You need SLi, which still doesn't offer multi-monitor support as good as AMD. I'd shoot for an 6970. (and make it reference too!)
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But he wouldn't be able to do triple screens on a single 590.

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