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im looking at a budget of 500-550$ i dont care much if its new or from here on ocn but i just want to see what itd run best on. need opinions and some benchmarks wouldnt hurt smile.gif
    
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680.

Up to 4 monitors.
$499
2GB VRAM
28nm
Adaptive v-sync
Latest and greatest tongue.gif

I don't have benchmarks since I'm on my phone, but as much hype as this card has gotten, you shouldn't have any trouble. thumb.gif


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i heard the vram was gonna be a problem for bigger resolutions or is 2gb def. enough?
    
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post #4 of 22
Just one card? 7970 will be helpful here because of that extra 1 GB VRAM.

Or you can grab two 6950 2GB and Crossfire them.
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I doubt 2GB would be enough for 3 screens. I use almost all of my Radeon's 2GB on my 1080p screen when playing BF3 on ultra. I suggest you buy a 7970, they come with 3GB VRAM as standard.
 
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post #7 of 22
I'd go with a GTX680 smile.gif
I run three screens with my two GTX480s with only 1.5GB of vram! thinking.gif
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post #8 of 22
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so you guys wouldnt recommend any crossfire / sli cards?
    
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhand View Post

so you guys wouldnt recommend any crossfire / sli cards?

I like running SLI smile.gif
No problems here!
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhand View Post

so you guys wouldnt recommend any crossfire / sli cards?

Crossfire/SLI do not work on every game, only games that support it can use it. What games get support depends on Nvidia and AMD (major and popular titles will support it no doubt).

I recommend either 6950 Crossfire, 7970, or 680.
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