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post #21 of 34
For now, trifire 7970 would be the best way to push that res. A GTX680 is faster at 1080, but at 1440 and up the 7970 pulls ahead. With a eyfinity/surround setup you need the extra vram the 7970 brings.
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post #22 of 34
Well that is true. Or do what I did buy 4 cheap gtx 480s. I've just got to find a 4way Sli 1366 board.
post #23 of 34
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i did find a matching 470 that could get me up and running... i'd just need to turn down the details massively

currently got the gtx 470 superoc from gigabyte... so its kinda close to the 480 in performance... $350 for a temp solution
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post #24 of 34
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i did find a matching 470 that could get me up and running... i'd just need to turn down the details massively
currently got the gtx 470 superoc from gigabyte... so its kinda close to the 480 in performance... $350 for a temp solution

That is a massively expensive temp solution....
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post #25 of 34
350 for a 470 SOC?

That is near launch price, no where near what they are now, so I hope that was your old backup card?
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post #26 of 34
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its just one i saw... i know its expensive...

kinda why i was thinking 3 x 580's for cost is best... oh well i'll just have to learn some patience and get a couple of 4gb's eventually i guess
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post #27 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by KRiSX View Post

its just one i saw... i know its expensive...
kinda why i was thinking 3 x 580's for cost is best... oh well i'll just have to learn some patience and get a couple of 4gb's eventually i guess

Given your resolution, 4GB GTX680's are the sensible option. How many depends on your budget, although 3 would be sweet.

3GB GTX580's would be a nice option too but power requirements are huge on those.

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post #28 of 34
If power and heat are of no concern(water cooling or very good air flow case), I would go with 3x 3GB 580's myself. 2x 7970's would be my next option. I'd probably go for the 7970's over the 580's anyway, but you are partial to NV, so 580's if dead set on NV. If not in a huge hurry, maybe wait on the 4GB 680's and see what kind of pricing are on those, they may end up being the better cost efficient solution over 3x 580's.
post #29 of 34
You know.... Some of those Sapphire 6GB Radeon 7970s may be a good option with THAT many pixels.
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post #30 of 34
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Well now I'm not sure if the gtx690 would cut it. Only having 2gb per core isn't going to cut it me thinks. Would be nice to only have to run 1 card but I think I need more VRAM.
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