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Hello,

My brother is trying to play triple monitor set up with 1920 x 1080 (3x) resolutions.
He only wants NVIDIA, so amd cards are not an option. I heard that triple monitor setup is better with AMD eyefinity. Is that true?
My bro wants at least 3gb card, so he's looking for gtx 660 or gtx 660ti. evga gtx 660ti 3gb is like $300 after rebate right now.

Does anyone have gtx 660 or gtx 660ti and play surround mode?
Me and my bro play WoW, L4D2, BF3. Please advice!
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Putting it bluntly, NVidia are well behind on the triple screen gaming market, AMD have had years of practice and it is something they do extremely well.

The only thing I would say is if he doesn't want to go AMD, he'll need 2x GTX670 3GB... You will need as much VRAM as possible... Also it'll cost more... He can get one now and one later, but ultimately you'll need 2...

Actually did Nvidia sort out the architectural issue of doing triple screen on a single card?

The GTX660 or GTX660ti won't be enough for a number of games.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Putting it bluntly, NVidia are well behind on the triple screen gaming market, AMD have had years of practice and it is something they do extremely well.

The only thing I would say is if he doesn't want to go AMD, he'll need 2x GTX670 3GB... You will need as much VRAM as possible... Also it'll cost more... He can get one now and one later, but ultimately you'll need 2...

Actually did Nvidia sort out the architectural issue of doing triple screen on a single card?

The GTX660 or GTX660ti won't be enough for a number of games.

Link Please?
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post #4 of 22
Should have rephrased that

If he wants decent frame rates in a number of games, he'll need 2.

My bad
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Thanks for your input.
I saw many benchmarks and gtx 660ti was pretty close to gtx 670, so I thought getting a gtx 660ti 3gb was good choice.
Also, gtx 670 have 2gb/4gb version, not 3gb. We can't really afford gtx 670 4gb or gtx 680 4gb.
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post #6 of 22
benches and charts show a 2GB GTX 670/680 being able to run 5760 x 1080p...
the 192-bit bus will cause a loss running triple screens..
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benches and charts show a 2GB GTX 670/680 being able to run 5760 x 1080p...
the 192-bit bus will cause a loss running triple screens..

Yes, but we want to go 3gb for future proof.
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why nvidia? when you get 7970 for the price of 670.. or a little bit more.. it's not who makes it.. it's about if it works guys biggrin.gif
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3GB on a GTX 660 Ti is a waste in my opinion... I'm not sure the 192-bit can even push nearly 3GB.
rather have a 2GB GTX 670.. or get a 2GB GTX 660 Ti and then SLi them later on..
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why nvidia? when you get 7970 for the price of 670.. or a little bit more.. it's not who makes it.. it's about if it works guys biggrin.gif
because the OP mentioned nVidia... rolleyes.giftongue.gif
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