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I went into eyefinity knowing my 5850s would struggle at this res, but to my surprise, the only game that does struggle is Battlefield 3, which I have to run at the settings known as "Legos" to play at that res, so I don't bother and just play on one monitor for that game now.

Anyways, I've been out of the hardware loop for quite some time, so will a 7970 handle 5040x1050 fairly well? I checked the specs real quick and it looked really nice. 3GBs of vRAM seems great, especially for my res. I'm sick of crossfire, and I'm sick of these GPUs, so I'm going to sell both of my cards and buy a new more powerful single GPU. With that being said, would the 7970 be a good choice? Not too expensive when it comes to selling my 5850s, it'll be around the price I'd be paying for a single 5850 back in the day.
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For a single card solution yes a 7970 would be best. I can't see it running BF3 on Ultra at that res but it'll play it quite decently.
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Well, BF3 really isn't really the only reason I have a GPU upgrade in mind, but it IS one due to I can barely run it even on medium at that res. I just honestly am so over crossfire at this point.
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Yeah I can understand that. I had all sorts of problems when I was playing League of Legends on my 6990. It was always crashing and I would miss the first 5 minutes of the game -___-

I personally just ordered my 7970 today and I absolutely cannot wait for the performance!

I'd definitely recommend it, and in a few days could tell you about my personal experiences with LoL and BF3. thumb.gif
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See the chart below, showing 5760x1080 and 1920x1080.  With 4xMSAA / 16xAF / ultra quality, a single HD7970 gives 29 fps for the BF3 benchmark.  With your resolution at 5040x1050, you might have around low 30's fps.BF3 with hd7970.png

(chart source: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/33249-sapphire-hd-7970-three-screen-eyefinity/?page=2)

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This is a good review and un-bias I have seen so far; http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/12/22/amd_radeon_hd_7970_video_card_review/9

 

Please note the settings for playable frame rates of each card and resolution respectively

 

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From HardOCP I would say this is a more accurate graph as the one above has it playing at 5760x1080p and the nVidia card at 5040x1050

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I'll be getting my 7970 and monitors tomorrow and setting up for 5760x1080 on bf3. I'll let you know how it goes. I know it's not gonna max out but right now I'm running somewhere right under the "high" preset and bf3 still looks great, so I'm aiming for that across 3 monitors.
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post #9 of 10
The 7970 would be better for it than any single GPU card for sure. Crossfire on the 5xxx series was hellish, I know the feeling
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that 3GB Vram would defintely help, though you may want to wait for Sapphire's 6GB card thumb.gif
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