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What exactly are the requirements for a triple monitor display, each displaying it's own third of one large image? Can I do it with 2 GTX 570's? I'm new to the whole SLI area.

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3 monitors and 3 cables
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Originally Posted by Myron Ganes View Post

What exactly are the requirements for a triple monitor display, each displaying it's own third of one large image? Can I do it with 2 GTX 570's? I'm new to the whole SLI area.
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Depends on your game. 2 570s will likely play most games, but it depends on what resolution you want and what level of eye candy. BF3 at max? no. BF3 on medium? probably.
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3 monitors and 3 cables

This to a degree. To elaborate a bit more, its all dependent on what games your plan on playing, and what settings and resolution you plan on using. Some games are more demanding than others, and obviously the higher the settings and resolution the more GPU horsepower you will need to maintain consistent playable frame rates.
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But 2 570s are better than a 680 wink.gif
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But 2 570s are better than a 680 wink.gif

Not really, 1.25GB of VRAM is a killer. And you will get about the same performance when you are not VRAM limited. I had SLI 570s with my 680. In SLI, my 570s ran very hot. So I could overclock them. Seeing temps of 80C+ @ stock did not make me happy. I upgraded to my 680 overclocked with EVGA's tool and had no issue with it yet.
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What sort of GPU's would I need to play all of today's games and close future games on high with good fps? Two 580s? 590s?

When using 3 monitors and 2 GPU's does it matter which monitor plugs into which GPU? Or are they synchronized in such a way that it doesn't matter?
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What sort of GPU's would I need to play all of today's games and close future games on high with good fps? Two 580s? 590s?
When using 3 monitors and 2 GPU's does it matter which monitor plugs into which GPU? Or are they synchronized in such a way that it doesn't matter?

So your best bet is buying a single GTX 670 or a GTX 680 and buying a second one later if you need better FPS. I currently can play all of my games(full screen) on high and ultra on some games with playable FPS. BF3 I have to bring it down to a mixture between high and medium settings.

For multiple card setups, the rule of thumb is to plug two into the top and then plug the last monitor into the port closest to the motherboard (or when looking at it, on the left).
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But 2 570s are better than a 680 wink.gif
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