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You really should try to avoid the 560Ti 2win card. It's an EVGA only card, which means you can't even use Nvidia drivers, you have to use EVGA drivers. And you'll be lucky if you don't have any SLI issues....you more than likely will given its an EVGA only card.
For 3 monitors, and a single card....your absolute BEST bet in that price range is a single HD7950. Ignore brand names, that 7950 is the 2nd fastest single GPU card on the market. It'll EASILY handle your games with ease, and whatever else you want to throw at it.
At the end of the day, you're going to buy what you want. But I would strongly advise against a dual GPU single card solution.

Actually all Nvidia partners use Nvidia drivers. We nor anyone else produce custom drivers - except maybe an end user who modifies a driver. So the 560 2win runs off the same driver as any other current card. I have yet to see an issue enabling SLI on an SLI ready motherboard, I can however say I have seen issues on non-SLI boards. I'll leave you guys to discuss the merits of each card, price vs performance, etc, just making sure the OP has accurate information when he makes a decision on how to spend his money. Either way getting new hardware is always fun, happy gaming!
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Originally Posted by EVGAMatthewH View Post

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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

You really should try to avoid the 560Ti 2win card. It's an EVGA only card, which means you can't even use Nvidia drivers, you have to use EVGA drivers. And you'll be lucky if you don't have any SLI issues....you more than likely will given its an EVGA only card.
For 3 monitors, and a single card....your absolute BEST bet in that price range is a single HD7950. Ignore brand names, that 7950 is the 2nd fastest single GPU card on the market. It'll EASILY handle your games with ease, and whatever else you want to throw at it.
At the end of the day, you're going to buy what you want. But I would strongly advise against a dual GPU single card solution.

Actually all Nvidia partners use Nvidia drivers. We nor anyone else produce custom drivers - except maybe an end user who modifies a driver. So the 560 2win runs off the same driver as any other current card. I have yet to see an issue enabling SLI on an SLI ready motherboard, I can however say I have seen issues on non-SLI boards. I'll leave you guys to discuss the merits of each card, price vs performance, etc, just making sure the OP has accurate information when he makes a decision on how to spend his money. Either way getting new hardware is always fun, happy gaming!

Oh. I thought the EVGA 560 2win was like the Sapphire 4850x2 or the 6870x2 cards, where they had to use custom drivers made by the company that made the card.

Still, I always personally tend to avoid dual GPU solutions if I can avoid them due to SLI / Crossfire issues. With 2 seperate cards, you're less likely to have issues, as you can simply disable SLI or Crossfire very easily.
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Ya, I've seen alot of posts in alot of forums where people have been turned off by dual GPU cards and others who love them. To me I chalk it up to Nvidia vs AMD - BMW vs Mercedes - ETC. Most people have a bad experience with one, a good experience with the other, and just stick with what worked for them. In terms of the card you can disable SLI, but then your left with half a card which is obviously not desirable.
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Ya, I've seen alot of posts in alot of forums where people have been turned off by dual GPU cards and others who love them. To me I chalk it up to Nvidia vs AMD - BMW vs Mercedes - ETC. Most people have a bad experience with one, a good experience with the other, and just stick with what worked for them. In terms of the card you can disable SLI, but then your left with half a card which is obviously not desirable.

Exactly. You work for EVGA and all, so no offense meant here....but for the price of the 2win card, he could easily buy a higher end single GPU card that won't have any SLI / Crossfire issues at all.

I'm not brand loyaltist by any means honestly. I always prefer the best single GPU card I can afford. That's why my advise for him is an AMD card right now personally, since he needs 3 monitors. If it weren't for the 3 monitor thing, I'd say to go for a 560Ti 448c, as those are pretty beastly for the money. But that leaves him with the ability to only use 2 monitors.
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post #35 of 89
No worries! I've been a gamer longer than I have been at EVGA thumb.gif I'd agree, if I was buying a card today the 448 core is an excellent price/performance card. I'd also agree if hes turned off by dual GPU and needs 3 monitors then AMD would be the way to go.
post #36 of 89
This is ironic. I'm using a 460 2win to play guildwars/BF3 and multitask on 2 other screens (Eg music and wiki...)

Works freaking great if you don't use SLI. There are issues don't get me wrong, I think I got lucky as they seemed to magically go away. I'd assume a 560ti would work better than a 460, but still, maxes GW at 4010x1024, and BF3 at 1280x1024. Read into this how you choose, but as many have said, it seems to be hit or miss with dual gpu cards.

@op what's your IGN? Looking for guild? thumb.gif
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I'm not too familiar with dual GPU cards, and definately not familiar with Nvidia but... Would there be a way through their control panel (even if its by specific .exe) to force all games onto one of the cores and still use a 2win for 3 screens?

That would alleviate any SLI issues and still allow the three screens. Would also allow the OP to use SLI when they want, ie. Games that support it.
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I'm not too familiar with dual GPU cards, and definately not familiar with Nvidia but... Would there be a way through their control panel (even if its by specific .exe) to force all games onto one of the cores and still use a 2win for 3 screens?
That would alleviate any SLI issues and still allow the three screens. Would also allow the OP to use SLI when they want, ie. Games that support it.

Yup, but your essentially only gaming on 1 card.
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Get the gtx 560 2win. The 2gb of vram shall help run all those monitors and it rapes a gtx 570
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The 2gb will really benefit the monitor set up although the other card (570) is a better overclock and is better for SLI.

it is not a 2GB card it is just marketed that way. Just like the 590 being 3GB.. its not its still only 1.5.

560TI 2 win has 2x 560 1GB gpus on the card which when added does equal 2 but it is not 2GB of usable VRam you still only get 1GB of Vram.
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No worries! I've been a gamer longer than I have been at EVGA thumb.gif I'd agree, if I was buying a card today the 448 core is an excellent price/performance card. I'd also agree if hes turned off by dual GPU and needs 3 monitors then AMD would be the way to go.

Matthew, seeing the 560ti 2win, it has the sli connector, but has no possibility to go and sli 2 of those to go quad. Is that a nvidia restriction, or just a EVGA one?
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