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Movies/web browsing you could use any 5xx card. If you want to game I recommend a 560 or higher with 2GB+ of video RAM. What's your budget and what games do you play?

This right here is spot on. That 2560x1600 is going to take a LOT of horsepower to run. I'd suggest a 580 3GB or the high end Kepler when they come out if you want to max your games out at 2560x1600. My 7970 does a good job at 2560x1600, but you can tell its a lot for the card.
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Right now, I am using a MSI 6970 Lightning. I wanted to upgrade to the 600 gtx series though. I haven't been gaming much, but I would play DotA2 once in awhile. I remember crashing a few times while having a dual monitor setup. I would use one monitor as the main, and the other for browsing simultaneously.
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Right now, I am using a MSI 6970 Lightning. I wanted to upgrade to the 600 gtx series though. I haven't been gaming much, but I would play DotA2 once in awhile. I remember crashing a few times while having a dual monitor setup. I would use one monitor as the main, and the other for browsing simultaneously.

Your crashing is another problem entirely. The 6970 you have now can handle the load fine if its functioning correctly. But you'll have a very VERY hard time maxing games out at 2560x1600 with that card, its just not powerful enough.
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I don't mind having the highest settings. I just want to be able to play on one screen while maybe looking up for some information on the game on the other screen. That'll probably be the furthest I will take the graphic card. Otherwise, I will just be browsing, watching videos, and other stuff at the same time.

Okay, thanks everyone. I can wait for the 600 gtx series freely now!
Edited by SherrytoN - 2/3/12 at 4:26pm
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I don't mind having the highest settings. I just want to be able to play on one screen while maybe looking up for some information on the game on the other screen. That'll probably be the furthest I will take the graphic card. Otherwise, I will just be browsing, watching videos, and other stuff at the same time.

Okay, thanks everyone. I can wait for the 600 gtx series freely now!

Any modern graphics card can handle that just fine. The biggest problem you're going to face is the graphical power that you'll need to power 2560x1600 in gaming.
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