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I'm going eyefinity in December and I'm thinking of selling my cards beforehand and buying a new 2GB card with the money I get. Can anyone recommend me a 2GB card that will handle 5040x1050 in any game with maxed (if possible, on budget) settings?

Thanks ^_^
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post

I'm going eyefinity in December and I'm thinking of selling my cards beforehand and buying a new 2GB card with the money I get. Can anyone recommend me a 2GB card that will handle 5040x1050 in any game with maxed (if possible, on budget) settings?

Thanks ^_^

A 6950/6970 or a Sapphire 6950 Flex don't have to buy additional active adapter.

A single card will not allow you to max all games, but medium to high depends on games.

Even with Quadfire won't let you to max out all games such as Crysis2.
Edited by Ken1649 - 11/15/11 at 2:19pm
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Im running a HD6950 @ 6048 x 1080, want me to run you some benches?
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Im running a HD6950 @ 6048 x 1080, want me to run you some benches?

Sure! I would really appreciate that, actually. Looking forward to it.
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Hmm... I'm only running a single monitor. Not really benefiting over a 5770 that played everything just fine to begin with.

It's the triple-slot though, so room might be an issue. I could fall back on my 5770, but I'd rather have cash then more quality settings, as much as it hurts to say that.

But then again, I'm just thinking about it tongue.gif

Will be following this thread to see where it goes.
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that resolution. You need a 6970 CF setup or a 6990/6970 3 way setup
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7950/7970 comes out in january, might be worth the wait until then. If not, get a 6970.
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If you are going for eyefinity, I would recommend getting a GPU that has alt east 3 of the same connectors for each of the screens. What I mean by this is 3x DVI, or 3x Display Port, or 3x HDMI. The reason being is if you use an adapter for one of your monitors you will get screen tearing. All monitors must be plugged in using the same connector, or you will get screen tearing. No adapters will work.

I am speaking from experience as I have handled several eyefinity setups, and helped my friends build their's. This is %100 a problem that can be avoided by making sure your GPU has 3 of the same type of connectors.
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I cannot afford a 6990 or any cross fire setups with a 6xxx series card. I can only afford the other two 22" monitors. The reason I think I would sell my 5850s for a single 6950 is because I believe it has relatively the same performance (if not a little better), I won't have to buy an activate adapter or an HDMI cable.

So overall it'll save me money, but I still don't know what I'm doing here. I have no problem keeping both 5850s and only being able to play games on High with like no anti-aliasing enabled and such, but I really also don't like crossfire for many reasons.
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I cannot afford a 6990 or any cross fire setups with a 6xxx series card. I can only afford the other two 22" monitors. The reason I think I would sell my 5850s for a single 6950 is because I believe it has relatively the same performance (if not a little better), I won't have to buy an activate adapter or an HDMI cable.

So overall it'll save me money, but I still don't know what I'm doing here. I have no problem keeping both 5850s and only being able to play games on High with like no anti-aliasing enabled and such, but I really also don't like crossfire for many reasons.

You will save another $20-30 for an active adapter if, you get a Sapphire 6950 Flex with built-in DAC to setup Eyefinity.

SAPPHIRE FleX 100312FLEX Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Three of your monitors must have either one HDMI, DVI or D-Sub. No need for an Active Adapater. Just get three monitors of same resolution and refresh rate for Eyefinity to work correctly.

Monitor setup:

1. DVI-DVI-DVI-to-HDMI adapter or
2. DVI-DVI-HDMI or
3. DVI-HDMI-DVI-to-VGA adapter.

If you get a regular 6xxx series, the minimum Eyefinity requirement is one of the monitors must have a native Display Port or you will need a DP-VGA or DP-DVI Active Adapater ($20-30).

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Edited by Ken1649 - 11/15/11 at 2:17pm
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