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Want to upgrade to eyefinity

Poll Results: 6970 or 6870

 
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    6970
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    6870
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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
i was thinking either a 6970 or a 6870 but im not sure if my power supply can handle it. I am also looking into getting three monitors but don't know what to look for do they have to have a certain port on them or will dvi for all three work. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 5
If your psu handles a 560 ti I don't see why it can't handle a 6970 tongue.gif (i had a 650w psu with my 6970, 3hdds, 7 fans and 2 peripheral pcie devices). If you want a three max monitor setup with max settings on a single card i recommend 79xx or 7870.
post #3 of 5
For what it's worth, running *any* multi-monitor gaming setup, whether if it's Nvidia's Surround or AMD's Eyefinity, both setups have the same basic requirement: get as much GPU power as you can afford. A single GPU can certainly run the setup, but depending on what your overall resolution is, the games you play, and what settings and/or mods you choose to utilize, your gameplay experience may be sorely lacking due to any single GPU not being able to keep up.

From your poll, I would definitely choose the 6970, but if I had to add more to it, I would suggest running at least two of them in Crossfire to have an appreciable gameplay experience - especially if you are targeting using three 1080p monitors for your Eyefinity setup.

However, herein lies a conundrum: if you use Crossfire, you are likely to need a new power supply. But if you upgrade those components, you may be held back by your CPU, which then may require switching to a whole different platform. It is a never-ending cycle unfortunately when it comes to multi-monitor gaming - at least when it comes to getting the best performance possible. redface.gif

My suggestion is to see if you can physically try it out at a store or friend's/family's house, if possible. You may end up not even liking it, as some people have had to find out the hard way, unfortunately. If you try it and realize you do, in fact, like it and really want it, be prepared to do some significant overhauling to your existing computer. eek.gif

Just my $0.02.
     
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Do try it first before you invest. I loaned a 7970 to do a Tri Fire and a monitor to try Eyefinity. To me it was overrated, I did not enjoy it. I’m glad I did not invest in the hardware.smile.gif
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haven't checked this in a while picked up 2 6870s for 230$ so i thought i might try it the price of the used 6970 was a little high for me but ive read up on this and i hope to see improved
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