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I play eve online a lot and want to run 3 characters across each screen. Is their a card that supports more than 2 monitors. i have one 21, 22, and 24 inch monitor two are 1080p while the other is a 1680x1050.
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I could be wrong but I don't think you'll find a "cheap" card that will run tri-monitor set up. I know the GTX 590's will but they are far from cheap. Also, are you wanting to run one game on 3 monitors or 3 games on 3 monitors?
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With a single card you would want to go amd. I have run triple monitors on my 5850 with CSS and battlefield 3. Mind you that with eyefinity the resolution will go with the lowest overall in your setup (1050 in your case).

If none of your monitors had a display port on them, you would also need to go with a converter in order to use the third monitor.

There are a few nvidia cards that will do triple monitors native, but they are essentially going to be dual gpu cards. With nvidia you would need to go sli to go more than dual monitors.
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Originally Posted by ThatKidNamedRocky View Post

I play eve online a lot and want to run 3 characters across each screen. Is their a card that supports more than 2 monitors. i have one 21, 22, and 24 inch monitor two are 1080p while the other is a 1680x1050.
Umm You want to run 3 Different at the same time? If so that will BE VERY CPU AND GPU intense You would most likely want to swtich to the red side with a 6970 or 6950 and play on medium But i dont even think that will be possible because when running on full screen the game wont let you leave its "space" But i think you can do it not on full screen. As for your CPU u most likely would need a upgrade
 
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post #6 of 25
What you want to do is simple. Your not going to be doing a full eyefinity set up so you can use different resolution's just fine. I used to do this in WoW all the time with 2 accounts. 6950 would cover you. I have never played EVE Online before so I cannot say at what settings but it should be able to allow you to do what your asking at atleast low graphics settings.


EDIT: forgot to add, you gatta play in windowed mode, not full screen.
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whats you budget ??
you got to spend 200$ at min on
Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 200$
or if you ar will to spend more then
Galaxy GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 360$
this is if you want NVIDIA.
if you dont mind ATi go for a Flex version from Sapphire like
SAPPHIRE FleX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 200$
or
ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 290$
Hope that helped thumb.gif
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yea im thinking im going to just get the 6970. its in my price range.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

whats you budget ??
you got to spend 200$ at min on
Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 200$
or if you ar will to spend more then
Galaxy GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 360$
this is if you want NVIDIA.
if you dont mind ATi go for a Flex version from Sapphire like
SAPPHIRE FleX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 200$
or
ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 290$
Hope that helped thumb.gif

There is also a gtx580 mdt.

But at that price point, I think one would be foolish not to just get a 7970, or wait the next few weeks and see if the 670ti is going to have a mdt option
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Just don't buy a dual GPU or Crossfire cards because crossfire doesn't work with windowed mode and to run multiple games at the same time you're going to want to do just that.

Not to mention the added stability and performance by tabbing out of windows instead of full screen applications/games. Might even want to play the games at a slightly lowered resolution on each screen.

Edit: You might need more ram too. Not positive but I'm pretty sure 8gb will make things a lot smoother over 4gb with what you plan on having open.
Edited by xSociety - 2/21/12 at 10:01pm
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