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post #1 of 10
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Hi All,

I have a noob question.

Can OC'd Q9550 and HD6950@6970 drive three 27" 2560x1440 screens ?

If not, what is the minimum requirements for such a setup ?

My main use is for browsing and coding. Some SC2 and FPS (maybe @lowest settings?).

Thanks smile.gif
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post #2 of 10
For gaming? Nowhere near powerful enough for any sort of quality. You would need a pair of 7970s to get good quality gaming at that high of a resolution. Now for everyday coding or browsing, you should be fine as long as you aren't doing any graphics-heavy stuff in the browser at that resolution.

You may want to fill in you rig info in your profile so we can see all the specs of your rig.
post #3 of 10
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I guess I'll have to kill 2 monitors for playing until I'll get a new rig...

Rig info is added.

Thanks
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post #4 of 10
No problem, glad I could help a bit.
post #5 of 10
to be honest, even 2x 7970s may be a but too slow to get good FPS to game on... i would say 3x 7970 minimum (2x if you go with 6GB versions)... just for every day use, 1x 6950 is absolutely fine (assuming it has the correct outputs)... hope this helped smile.gif... also, a 9550 would probably bottleneck 3x 7970s (2x 7970s would probably be fine, but pushing the limits)
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post #6 of 10
minimum would be 1.


you can have all of them hooked up to one card. one hooked up to dual dvi link, the other 2 hooked up to mini display ports. that'd be enough to do anything outside gaming. when gaming you could just use one monitor.

you could have 2 presets. one default and the other for gaming and alternating by the click of a button. then down the line you can add another card. with 2 nvidia cards you should be able to get some decent fps. with 3 should be able to get max.

edit: a gamer would get 2 cards first. a non-gamer would get the monitors first.
Edited by Remix65 - 11/7/12 at 8:06am
    
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post #7 of 10
Yeah I'm barely getting 60fps in some games with my one 670. You'd need a pretty powerful graphics setup to handle 3 27" monitors.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remix65 View Post

minimum would be 1.
you can have all of them hooked up to one card. one hooked up to dual dvi link, the other 2 hooked up to mini display ports. that'd be enough to do anything outside gaming. when gaming you could just use one monitor.
you could have 2 presets. one default and the other for gaming and alternating by the click of a button. then down the line you can add another card. with 2 nvidia cards you should be able to get some decent fps. with 3 should be able to get max.
edit: a gamer would get 2 cards first. a non-gamer would get the monitors first.

7970s blow away 680s at this high of resolution because of how they process... i would not use Nvidia cards for this high of resolution (though i do have to admit that i tend to line Nvidia cards better)... since AMD uses what i like to call "brute force processing", it can just force its way through that many pixels, wile since Nvidia uses fancy coding techniques and less cores, they don't do so well (but are much better at lower resolutions)
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

Yeah I'm barely getting 60fps in some games with my one 670. You'd need a pretty powerful graphics setup to handle 3 27" monitors.

3x 27s for gaming would require 3-4 7970s (maybe you could get away with 2x 6GB 7970s, but idk for sure)... it is a crazy number of pixels to push, so yah tongue.gif

@OP... what remix said about having two profiles is a good point... infact it is what i do, and i just didnt even think to mention it tongue.gif
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post

@OP... what remix said about having two profiles is a good point... infact it is what i do, and i just didnt even think to mention it tongue.gif
and in the presets (amd) one can add a shortcut which starts up an application/game. i've never used these shortcuts so dont know how good they work but in one move should be able to change to preset and start a game.
    
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post #10 of 10
I'm using 4X 7970 with 3X 30'' (7680X1600) and every games I have are working fine.

Minimum for those high res is 3X 7970 to get good framerates. Alot of pixels to push.

Forget the 680 and 670. Not enough bandwidth for those resolutions.
    
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