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Will my Sapphire 7870 OC Ghz card be able to run two IPS monitors?

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Hey guys!

So I'm buying two 23" LG IPS IPS234V-PN next week, and will run them both from DVI, one with an HDMI adapter. Will my Graphics card, an AMD Sapphire Radeon 7870 OC Ghz Edition , be able to run them both smoothly when playing games on ultra/high?

When gaming It'll be single screen with the other one playing a movie or just showing Reddit or OCN, will my GPU struggle running two 1080p monitors?

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Two 1080p monitors are easily handled by a 7870 while watching movies or doing anything that's not gaming. When gaming, you'll not be able to play at ultra. I have two 7770s which are equal to one 7870 and I had to downscale on games from ultra to high. The games I had to downscale on were BF3, Batman AC and Skyrim.

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Two 1080p monitors are easily handled by a 7870 while watching movies or doing anything that's not gaming. When gaming, you'll not be able to play at ultra. I have two 7770s which are equal to one 7870 and I had to downscale on games from ultra to high. The games I had to downscale on were BF3, Batman AC and Skyrim.

Ahhh ok.

I'm only planning on using one monitor for gaming though, So would having a second one not doing anything still degrade performance?
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Nope just more heat
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Nope just more heat

Lol what? No.

 

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Two 1080p monitors are easily handled by a 7870 while watching movies or doing anything that's not gaming. When gaming, you'll not be able to play at ultra. I have two 7770s which are equal to one 7870 and I had to downscale on games from ultra to high. The games I had to downscale on were BF3, Batman AC and Skyrim.

Ahhh ok.

I'm only planning on using one monitor for gaming though, So would having a second one not doing anything still degrade performance?


Nope not at all. The GPU would still be rendering the same resolution.

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Lol what? No.



Nope not at all. The GPU would still be rendering the same resolution.

2 monitors. The card dont drop clocks. Means more heat
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When I had 2 screens, one was connected to my gpu And the other to my onboard gpu. That way you can watch movies and websites on the second screen when gaming and dont lose fps. Juist select onboard gpu in your bios and your 7870 will also be used!
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you will get frame drop if you're going to game on 1st monitor, and watch movies on the 2nd one. playing video file eats a little gpu
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2 monitors. The card dont drop clocks. Means more heat
your wrong, my gtx 670 drops to 300mhz with 2 monitors at 1440p. while not playing games just watching youtube and surfing the net.
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your wrong, my gtx 670 drops to 300mhz with 2 monitors at 1440p. while not playing games just watching youtube and surfing the net.

On amd the memory dont downclock. Do more research
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