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Any Radeon card with DVI and 2 mini-displayport. The cheapest one is probably 7770 or 6850.
Would that be able to run gaming on only one screen or all 3?
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Yes a 6870 will run the monitors at the desktop level, but if your talking about gaming at 7860x1440, Then no, Nothing short of Tri sli/Trifire 680(4gb) and 7970's will do it. And even then i reccemend the 7970 over the 680 due to it's higher memory bandwidth.
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Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post

Any Radeon card with DVI and 2 mini-displayport. The cheapest one is probably 7770 or 6850.
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Yes a 6870 will run the monitors at the desktop level, but if your talking about gaming at 7860x1440, Then no, Nothing short of Tri sli/Trifire 680(4gb) and 7970's will do it. And even then i reccemend the 7970 over the 680 due to it's higher memory bandwidth.
I honsetly am thinking about just gaming on my laptop or on one monitor I don't game that much anyways it seems a little crazy to pay that much for something I don't need or will use that offen thank you everyone for the help biggrin.gif
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You're probably looking at 3x GTX 670 for running surround/eyfinity with 3x Catleaps.
Or a single Radeon-card and two miniDP to DL-DVI adapters (although that wouldn't be able to run those catleaps at a higher refresh rate than 60Hz.)
For running BF3 at medium settings and that resolution... I'm guessing you're looking at 7950 CFX or 670 SLI at least.

why 3 670's but only one Radeon card?
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You do not make sense here, you want to get three Catleaps yet want to get cheapest card. Please ask reasonable questions next time, people get ignored if a pattern of silly questions are asked. Best Wishes !
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why 3 670's but only one Radeon card?
3 670s or 7970s are my recommendation for gaming
A single Radeon is my recommendation for running desktop tasks, it's a lot cheaper than buying an Nvidia-card able to run three monitors thumb.gif
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3 670s or 7970s are my recommendation for gaming
A single Radeon is my recommendation for running desktop tasks, it's a lot cheaper than buying an Nvidia-card able to run three monitors thumb.gif

ah ok, makes sense thumb.gif
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If you want a low cost card and want to play on a single monitor at 2560 x 1440 medium settings you need atleast HD 7850. anything lesser and forget gaming at 2560 x 1440. If you get a HD 7770 you will have to game at 1680 x 1050.
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You do not make sense here, you want to get three Catleaps yet want to get cheapest card. Please ask reasonable questions next time, people get ignored if a pattern of silly questions are asked. Best Wishes !

It's hardly silly. It's about what he wants. He wants desktop space so the spend on the monitors is logical. He does not want to game on all screens so spending on a video card would not be.
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If you want a low cost card and want to play on a single monitor at 2560 x 1440 medium settings you need atleast HD 7850. anything lesser and forget gaming at 2560 x 1440. If you get a HD 7770 you will have to game at 1680 x 1050.
Ok thanks I think I will be getting a 7850 when I order my monitors.
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It's hardly silly. It's about what he wants. He wants desktop space so the spend on the monitors is logical. He does not want to game on all screens so spending on a video card would not be.
This is honestly my response to gdesmo comment because I will be spending 90% of my time in OSx web designing, using photoshop and just doing some hard core multitasking biggrin.gif and then the other 10% of my windows time isn't worth $1000 just to run 3 monitors maybe in the future though.
Thank You Everyone biggrin.gif
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