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Hello everyone, I currently have a 1080p monitor and i'm going to buy 2 more of them for nvidia surround biggrin.gif but im afraid that two PNY 560 (non Ti) 1GB wont keep up with the resolution so im going to sell the 560 i currently have for something that can keep up.

What im thinking so far is to get 2x MSI 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

But do you OCN guys have any better option? Buying a 580 and SLIing down the road is not an option since i live in mexico and its really hard to bring something from the US so im only going to do it once.

Thank you everyone biggrin.gif
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Buying a 580 and doing SLI wouldn't make sense as it wouldn't allow you to run surround smile.gif the 2GB 560ti's should be enough to run most games at pretty high settings on 5760 x 1080!
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6970

LOL.

I'd say anything with a lot of VRAM. If you can afford it, a pair of 570s with 2.5 GB VRAM each or a pair of 580s with 3.0 GB of VRAM each (this is a lot more expensive than the pair of 570s and perhaps not worth the extra cash).
    
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post #5 of 21
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Thank you everyone for your answers!

But sadly im on budget, $550 USD max, so for that money is SLI 560 ti 2GB the best choice?
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Buying a 580 and doing SLI wouldn't make sense as it wouldn't allow you to run surround smile.gif the 2GB 560ti's should be enough to run most games at pretty high settings on 5760 x 1080!

Wow i thought that 580 SLI could do surround... why cant it? headscratch.gif
Edited by Maich - 1/5/12 at 6:58pm
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Buying a 580 and doing SLI wouldn't make sense as it wouldn't allow you to run surround smile.gif the 2GB 560ti's should be enough to run most games at pretty high settings on 5760 x 1080!

What?! What is this nonsense?! People play with SLI'ed 580's on triple monitor setups! -.-. It's completely possible. What is this then?! rolleyes.gif. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmlBaV_FtuI.
    
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post #7 of 21
I don't think he meant to say that you couldn't run surround with 2 580 cards. I'm proof you can. 2 570's should be able to run surround, just go for the higher VRAM versions. Surround is fantastic, you will love it. It's hard to even use a single monitor after using surround.
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post #8 of 21
For that budget yes, 2gb 560's are pretty much your best option if you dont join the red side. You could also just buy one 3gb 580 and SLI way later on down the road but thats up to you of course.
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No the point was that if you only purchased a single 580 right now, you couldn't do Nvidia surround until you purchased the 2nd 580 smile.gif I had Nvidia surround previously with 580's, they run quite well:thumb:
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 Other option? $550 USD max should be able to get one 7970 3GB to run 3 monitors in Eyefinity 5760x1080.

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