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Hey,

I need a GPU that can run with three monitors. What shall I get?
I have my eyes on the Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB DDR5 or Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB DDR5 as they both have the Eyefinity support.
They are both with in my price range, I'm just wondering if the 6870 has enough power to run some of the newest games on 3 screens.

Does anyone have any experience with three monitor setup?
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the 6850 probably doesn't have enough gusto to run eyefinity games that well. It will require something closer to a 6950 for reasonable 3 monitor gaming with newer games i.e. BF3, MW3, Skyrim, etc..
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If I were you I'd get the 6950 2gb but if budget is not enough, look for a 6870 or 6850 2GB.

an HD6850 2GB will be enough if you are fine with turning down some settings.
MW3 runs great on mine with 3 screens. a 20" dell in the middle flanked by two 19" AOC at 4098x768, High settings with 2xAA
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Thank you guys, smile.gif
they have a HD6950 2GB Flex down at the store so I think I'll go with that one, a bit more expensive than the normal one but saves me the miniDisp to DVI active thingy.
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These newer games will stack up the vram very quickly in Eyefinity. I run 2 x 6950 2GB to be able to max these games out on 3 monitors. You have to think you're rendering the game 3 times over pretty much lol! One 6950 2GB will do well, but if you want the good **** turned up (tesselation, aa, etc... with max detail) then go xfire! smile.gif
    
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