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400 series in SLi support surround gaming.

Yep, I have just that thumb.gif
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I don't get the comment before then...
Unless you were being sarcastic biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 40
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Hey guys,
There is so much confusion out there that I don't even know where to start on this.
First of all here is my setup:
i5 2500k (Overclocked to 4.4GHZ)
Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
8GB Mushkin DDR3 1600
Xigmatek 1000W PSU
All this is stitting in a corsair 800D
I'm running 3 monitors therefore need at least 2 cards to get 3 outputs.
The GPU are specific for gaming. looking to get the best bang for the buck. Some potential for overclocking would obviously be nice.
Any suggestions?
Many thanks

A single card is still a good bet. Get a Sapphire HD 7950 OC (950 Mhz) at USD 409. You can push it to 1200+ with sapphire trixx and extra voltage. It should play any game on your triple monitor at reasonably high settings. Don't expect to max out settings in BF3. Best case would be Ultra without MSAA. But that should be the most demanding game. Other games should be easier to max out. smile.gif

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I don't get the comment before then...
Unless you were being sarcastic biggrin.gif

I was replying to this smile.gif
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Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post

Read Op, he only wants crossfire/sli because he thinks he needs it to run 3 monitors. Most gfx cards since the HD5xxx and GTX4xx cards have support at least 3 monitors.
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post #16 of 40
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As for most GTX4xx cards supporting three monitors! How's that then headscratch.gif
I prolly should have been more specific tongue.gif

GTX440 and newer have connections for three monitors. I'm not saying you'd get great performance from such a pathetic gfx card, but they have HDMI, VGA and DVI connectors on a GTX440, so at least you can connect three monitors to it if you really wanted biggrin.gif

But any, I'm not suggesting that card at all for the OP.

If the OP has $400 to spend on a gfx card to connect to his three monitors and wants the best bang for buck - it is hard to go past a GTX670 atm. The GTX670 is a beast for $400, overclocking it gives you better performance then a GTX680, which is pretty crazy for a $400 gfx card smile.gif
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post #17 of 40
2x 480's leave both the 680 and 670 in the dust.
Only limit is Vram in certain titles.
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post #18 of 40
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I prolly should have been more specific tongue.gif

If the OP has $400 to spend on a gfx card to connect to his three monitors and wants the best bang for buck - it is hard to go past a GTX670 atm. The GTX670 is a beast for $400, overclocking it gives you better performance then a GTX680, which is pretty crazy for a $400 gfx card smile.gif

I was looking at the back of my two 480s thinking where's my third connection biggrin.gif

And the GTX670 would have been better if they had fitted three DVI-D ports IMO smile.gif
I mean! Do you need a converter to run from display port to DVI or VGA?

Here's a few screenshots using three screens smile.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #19 of 40
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Originally Posted by amd655 View Post

2x 480's leave both the 680 and 670 in the dust.
Only limit is Vram in certain titles.

The GTX 670 has more Vram, a lot less power draw and dont forget it will run hell of a lot cooler.

Edit: Yes you will need an adapter for the 3rd display
Edited by Desert Rat - 5/16/12 at 7:11am
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Money vs performance= 480 SLi win.

Most enthusiasts do not care for heat or power consumption, it is mostly petty people.
480's are not that bad at all, and can be tamed if you have a bit of knowledge on how airflow and cooling works.

Slap custom coolers on them, and you will not exceed 50c on stock clocks.

(Gelid icy visions).
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