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post #11 of 89
Keep cpu/mobo, replace the GPU with a 7950/7970 and call it a day. perf/price amd is the way.
post #12 of 89
Ill go for the 680 lightening or the 7970, eaither one you choose it both worth your money. If they are both the same price ill get the 680 just for CUDA + Phys X.
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post

One 7970 is 2x faster than X-fired 5870s thumb.gif

No it's not:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?284345-Review-HD-5970-vs-HD7970-(Tests-Inside)

Definately not 2x faster than 5870 crossfire.
    
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

No it's not:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?284345-Review-HD-5970-vs-HD7970-(Tests-Inside)

Definately not 2x faster than 5870 crossfire.

Not 2X faster but gets crushed in DX11 games
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post #15 of 89
MSI replaced the 7970 lightning with the 7970 power edition. It is the exact same card minus the factory OC. It has the Lightning PCB, backplate, reactor, etc. All MSI did was cover up the lightning lettering with a sticker (you can peel off....) and not OC the thing. Search around if you have questions about that. Pretty sure someone here on OCN asked about that. So you can get a 7970 PE and be happy.
post #16 of 89
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I'm leaning towards a version of the 7970 now... simply because I don't think my monitors have an HDMI output (on the 670 or 680) to connect the 3rd monitor, and that's extra money to purchase an adapter.
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On second thought... that 670PE/OC looks SEXY!
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post #18 of 89
According to http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/VE245H/#specifications it looks like your monitor has DVI and HDMI. You'd do DVI x 2 and then HDMI for the third monitor, which a 600 series card can handle (I'm running DVI x2 and DP).
post #19 of 89
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post

One 7970 is 2x faster than X-fired 5870s thumb.gif
What kind of fantasy land are you living in? A 7970 is in no way twice as fast as TWO 5870s, not even close.

edit - I see this has already been stated
Edited by y2kcamaross - 3/13/13 at 12:36pm
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post #20 of 89
i still yet to see significant difference in games with dx11 .......but since you're running 3 monitors, i'd get a 7970......i'm strugglin' with 1.5GB of vram, so i don't even know how you're managing with only a gig
    
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