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I just recently got a pair of Dell 2001FP and I want to use 'em in portrait next to my u2311, so I need to change my 560Ti for something that runs 3 monitors and is similar price to the 560Ti.

I've been looking at the 6950 TW FR III, 2gb.. It's only around 100$ more than what I paid for my 560Ti and should be similar in performance. Should I bother waiting for the 7800's(not available in Iceland yet) or will they be way out of my price bracket? Will there be something from Nvidia's 600 line I should be looking out for?

I'll probably only use the 2001FP's for text and browsing to begin with and still only game on the u2311 because of the different resolutions, but somewhere down the line I'd like to get 2 more u2311's/u2312's and game on them in eyefinity.
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Is a second GTX 560Ti for SLi out of the question?
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I think it's worth waiting until the 78XX cards are out and to pick one of those up, unless they're significantly more expensive for you than a 6950. In the meantime, if you're not planning on gaming with three monitors, you can run the third monitor from any video card available. Do you have an old card laying around?
     
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Originally Posted by Zorginator View Post

Is a second GTX 560Ti for SLi out of the question?
I'd be worried about the 1gb of vram when I eventually start gaming at 5760*1080/3240*1920 :/
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Originally Posted by ChaoticKinesis View Post

I think it's worth waiting until the 78XX cards are out and to pick one of those up, unless they're significantly more expensive for you than a 6950. In the meantime, if you're not planning on gaming with three monitors, you can run the third monitor from any video card available. Do you have an old card laying around?

Aye this is what I had in mind originally.. I've got an old nvidia 6600 card laying around, guess it'll get installed until I get a date on the 7800 line. smile.gif
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Ah fair point. Didn't realise the were only 1GB. In that case, yeah a better card would be ideal. You won't see much if any difference in performance with the 6950. I'd recommend waiting until the 7800 or the GTX 6X0s, I believe nVidia's new line support 4 displays on a single card out of the box.
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The Asus 7850/7870 should arrive on Monday and then the MSI ones should arrive later next week.. I'll probably wait for the MSI ones to get a taste of the Twin Frozr III cooler.. Or just go all out and go for a GTX680.. redface.gif
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Got confirmation that the MSI cards will arrive on the 11th of April, ordered one 7870 Twin Frozr III!

Can't wait for it, will allow me to hook up my third monitor.. and hopefully give me a little boost over the 560Ti biggrin.gif
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