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Need an Eyefinity setup for three 27" monitors running 2560x1440 resolution. The main point is to have more screen real estate for work. Not a ton of gaming going on but I would like the capability to do that if I wanted to.

Will a single XFX 7970 Black Edition suffice or should I have more?

Is there a better 7970 out there I should get? I heard the DirectCu II had some issues, should I avoid this one?

Help... redface.gif
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you can do it with 1 7970, but at that res you will have to drop detail some but it will do it.
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Need an Eyefinity setup for three 27" monitors running 2560x1440 resolution. The main point is to have more screen real estate for work. Not a ton of gaming going on but I would like the capability to do that if I wanted to.

Will a single XFX 7970 Black Edition suffice or should I have more?

Is there a better 7970 out there I should get? I heard the DirectCu II had some issues, should I avoid this one?

Help... redface.gif

You want to get a dc2/lightning/toxic just for the 4 - 6 DP outputs. Even if you have to use DP to DVI adapters on all of them korean panels, it's worth it to get them all synched the same and you need all the outputs on the same clock generators for that. And just as the poster above said, 3D performance won't be great and you WILL have to make compromises graphics IQ wise. But if gaming is a part time thing, its not a big deal.
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I've looked into other displays. They're not for me. I'm going with Apple 27's. So displayport connections would be perfect.
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