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When I use both of my monitors (one 27in 1080p and a smaller 1366x768 ) my gpu idles at 48c. Now all I really do is use photoshop, browse and watch movies no gaming anymore so it never goes above 55c.

I was using my 570 and a 6870 and temps were cooler with one monitor on each but it seemed kind of excessive and it is just more drivers to manage.

Should I go back to dual gpu or should I just not worry about the temps?

I also may be moving up to a higher res 27" in the not too distant future and I may be getting a third free 20" 1366x768.
Edited by cavallino - 9/30/12 at 11:00am
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More pixels to fill, GPU can't clock down as far, leads to higher idle temps. 48 and 55C aren't a problem.

The good news from this is that the idle/mex delta won't be as high. Just because your idle is up a few degress doesnt mean your max temp will.

The bad news is no 500-series card can handle more then 2 screens, so you'll need both cards later anyway. Or sell the 6870 and get another 570. Or sell both and get a 660ti/670/7950, which can all handle 4 screens.
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Ok good to know. Thank you.

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