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fxaa injector? or even better, mlaa 2.0 (which is like SMAA and looks better than fxaa). Anyway, this generation, AMD is better at high resolutions.
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Well considering that I could play most games at the highest settings (not highest AA of course) with 2x 3GB 580s I'm going to assume that I'll get better performance with 680s or 7970s than the 580s.
I actually have $1200 to spend and was thinking about the EVGA 680 4GB FTWs or possibly Classifieds $550 and $560 respectively.
Have you played games at this high of a resolution before? Most of the time it's not quite as taxing as most people who haven't actually tried it seem to think (not saying you in particular, just that I see people constantly overstating how taxing this res actually is on graphics cards).
Yes it's certainly a high res and I agree that I will need a third card, but instead of buying 3x 7950s or 3x 670s right now, I'd rather have 2 higher powered cards now and add a third (will be doing this soon anyway) and not regret buying the lower cards when I have the money for the 3rd 680/7970.

lol, just trying to help out.

FTW cards are usually top notch quality cards, I'd go with the 4GB you mentioned earlier and buy a 3rd card later.
Or, you could get 3x 7970 with your budget right Now.......your call:
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Eyefinity-Mini-Displayport-Graphics-H797F3G2M/dp/B006O714FI/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350245298&sr=1-10&keywords=7970

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-FX797ATDFC/dp/B006VX52Q2/ref=sr_1_46?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350245350&sr=1-46&keywords=7970
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lol, just trying to help out.
FTW cards are usually top notch quality cards, I'd go with the 4GB you mentioned earlier and buy a 3rd card later.
Or, you could get 3x 7970 with your budget right Now.......your call:
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Eyefinity-Mini-Displayport-Graphics-H797F3G2M/dp/B006O714FI/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350245298&sr=1-10&keywords=7970
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-FX797ATDFC/dp/B006VX52Q2/ref=sr_1_46?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350245350&sr=1-46&keywords=7970

Thanks I appreciate it. I may just go with 3x 7970s right now considering the price difference between them and the 4GB 680s. I don't know, it's hard because there really doesn't seem to be a consensus as to which will perform better at my resolution. I guess no one would really know whats better unless they benched 3x680 and 3x7970 on the same machine, and I don't know if anyone has 3 each of these cards to go along with 3x 30" monitors, and no reviews have spent any time on this resolution (understandable since the market for this res is pretty small I would guess). But since no one really says that either one is head and shoulders above the other, the 7970s may make more sense based on price. I'm still not sure what to do. Hmm...
Edited by willdearborn - 10/14/12 at 1:26pm
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I was in the same Dilemma 3-4 months ago.

I decided to go with 4 x 7970s for a couple of reasons

-Memory bandwidth
-Overclocking
-Voltage Control
-PRICE
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Thanks I appreciate it. I may just go with 3x 7970s right now considering the price difference between them and the 4GB 680s. I don't know, it's hard because there really doesn't seem to be a consensus as to which will perform better at my resolution. I guess no one would really know whats better unless they benched 3x680 and 3x7970 on the same machine, and I don't know if anyone has 3 each of these cards, and no reviews have spent any time on this resolution (understandable since the market for this res is pretty small I would guess). But the since no one really says that either one is head and shoulders above the other, the 7970s may make more sense based on price.

Since there are no hard numbers, why not look at it this way?
The Performance you're getting for 1200$ is 3X 7970 which I can guarantee will always beat 2X 680 at 7680x1600 in any title/game..
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OP, 2 7970s is good for playing most games at that res on medium to high settings for BF3. If you want ultra a 3rd should do it. I play all my games with a single card at 6048x1200 and it breezes through most with a respectable 45 fps or more (45 being the playable minimum to me personally).
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If you go for an 7950 or 7970 pick any other brand then XFX
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If you go for an 7950 or 7970 pick any other brand then XFX

I would not have selected XFX anyway because of the cooler and the fact that it isn't external exhaust, and 3 cards sandwiched together will probably be better temps wise with external exhuast, but is there another reason to avoid XFX?
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If you go for an 7950 or 7970 pick any other brand then XFX

?? why?
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Because the XFX DD cooler on the 7950 and 7970 is the worst cooler i have ever had.
It was so loud that anything above 30% igave me a massive headache i got rid of my XFX 7950 after only a few weeks could not stand it and the temps where not very good either got a Asus GTX 680 CU II OC instead
Sory to say this but the XFX DD sucks ass not air
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