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Hi, iv been using a terrible old gaming PC for a while now, and i'm about to start buying all the parts for a very powerful rig, and i'm just re-thinking my graphic card, im currently getting an ASUS GTX 580 to run triple screens.

Would this be enough? And would it be good enough to support a decent FPS?

I'm open to different graphic cards, but not too more expensive that the ASUS GTX 580 and would be good for triple monitor.

A friend also suggested... and i wasn't to open to this idea but he said it would be boss if i got 3 580s and a big enough power supply's and it would be good to run a montor through one of them each and link them, would that work?

Thanks in advance guys!
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hmm..i don't think a single 580 can run 3 monitors. only ATI cards can do that. besides, a single card would struggle at those resolutions anyways with its limited VRAM. you'd be much better off with a 7950/7970.
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Buy a 7970 or 7950.
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1 GTX 580 with 3 monitors = no. You will have lower details and lower fps with just one. A better option would be Radeon 7970 as it is faster for a similar price, if you want to game with 3 monitors then you need atleast 2 of them.

7970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161399

If your budget is not much bigger than this, 2 GTX 560 ti 448 core's would be good for 2 monitors, but the memory on the card is only 1.25gb. You need more for dual/triple monitor. It is fine for single monitor though.

560 ti 448 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
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hmm..i don't think a single 580 can run 3 monitors. only ATI cards can do that. besides, a single card would struggle at those resolutions anyways with its limited VRAM. you'd be much better off with a 7950/7970.

This, you need 2 Nvidia cards for surround. 7970 is only 50$ more for double the vram and 15-20% performance increase at stock clocks (even higher overclocked) thumb.gif
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You used to need 2 nvidia cards to run 3 screens. But at this price, you might as well get 2 560ti's or a 7970 or wait to see what kepler has to offer.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0381762
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162092
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You can't run three monitors with one Nvidia card, only two. You can get two GTX 580 3GB cards or two GTX 570 2.5GB cards that will run perfectly if you like as well. smile.gif
     
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I was pretty excited when I first read it on techpowerup some time back. Problem is, when you factor in the price, and the performance they will get at the resolutions they will be using there are most likely better options.
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