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True, the 4gb cards... they get you on the price. Some ppl report being able to stay under the vram choke point on 2gb and 3 1080p panels but it's at the limit.
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For the price of the 660 3GB and the performance (it's not a Ti either?) I'd suggest a 7950 3GB, this is a lot faster. That's if you like AMD though or have no preference, they also do multi-monitor gaming better in general. But if you're very limited on budget I'd also suggest a 7870 from AMD. It has less vRAM however and I think the extra $30-$40 is worth it.

I recently sold a GTX 680 thinking a 7900 series card would be better for single GPU multi-monitor setup. Having first had to go through 4 cards to actually get a working one including a 7870, 7950, and two 7970's, I HATE eyefinity with every fiber of my being (bolded for emphasis). I just got rid of the 7970 yesterday.

Things I have encountered:
- Low prices offset by having to buy active DP adapters
- Tearing on all DP powered screens, VERY bad tearing on youtube and desktop, only mild in games but still noticable.
- Hotkeys don't work most of the time, seems random
- Profiles are broken, switching from span to extend often results in vertical extending rather than horizontal, or left and right side screens swapping so I have to kill the whole array and start over. This gets annoying 5 to 6 times a day.

My 680 worked perfectly, no issues, no DP, no tearing, no godawful profiles that can't seem to save once the PC is restarted. This is the only thing keeping me from the smokin' hot 7950 TFIII for sale at the local Fry's for $309. If I had one screen I would be all over it.
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1080p? 660TI is a boss if you can get it cheaper than a 7950, as its on par with it. If your going higher res its not what you want, so in that case grab a 7950 and OC that bad boy.

660TI is limited on the bandwidth for the memory, so games requiring that bandwidth choke a tad. On a lower res like 1080p though you wont notice much of a diff.
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There's really no point in getting a 3GB 660 because the card doesn't have the GPU horsepower to run settings that would need that kind of VRAM (like MSAA at multimonitor resolutions). Get a 660 Ti instead. If you feel like you must have a 3GB card, get the Galaxy 3GB 660 Ti.
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There's really no point in getting a 3GB 660 because the card doesn't have the GPU horsepower to run settings that would need that kind of VRAM (like MSAA at multimonitor resolutions). Get a 660 Ti instead. If you feel like you must have a 3GB card, get the Galaxy 3GB 660 Ti.

Yeah, I was looking for a review that might prove/disprove this because everyone says the same thing about the 4GB 670/680. The nice thing is the 3GB 660/660ti are within 10-15$ of each other while the 4GB 670/680 have a $50 or more gap so its easier to just get it and say why not.

As far as Galaxy goes, this one looks pretty nice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162119

Seems to be highly rated by [H] as well. Its $319 so I may give it a shot.
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