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+1 for the 7970 when running 3 monitors. The 680 is a great card but I don't care what anyone says, it WILL hit vram limits in surround.
    
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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

This statement is a bit skewed.
His issue isn't with the power of the card itself, as the GTX 680/670 and AMD 7970/7950 all have enough power. The issue he is running into on the 680 is with VRAM, as when you get into ultra high resolutions you really start needing high amounts of VRAM. The 7970 having 3GB will perform better at those ultra high resolutions than the GTX 680 with 2GB of VRAM.
So while the GTX 600 series benchmarks higher at 1920x1080 and similar resolutions, they actually start to fall behind at ultra high resolutions. Plenty of power, not enough VRAM.


No my issue in surround is 5760x1080 physically is not an option, and the max resolution it will show me is 4320x900, not sure on the reason but in my other thread I posted a ink to a thread where 2 other people with the same monitors as myself and the GTX 680 got this as well.

The GTX 680 is faster, and if it would show me the proper resolution I would be using it.
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Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post

Why can't people actually read the OP before they start vomiting their opinions and thoughts that are completely unrelated?
OP:
Go for a DCU2, it's the only card with 4 displayports which means you won't get the "third monitor tearing issue" you get with 2xDP+DVI+HDMI-cards.
EDIT:
To clarify, OP's swapping his 680 for a 7970 because a 680 can't/won't run 3x1920x1080@120Hz.

the 7970 lightning has 4 Mini-DP, but finding stock is another issue.
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