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What do I need to game on high settings on 3x1080p monitors?

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Title says it all. Games like Far Cry 3, BF3, NFS, etc.
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Two 7950s is a minimum in my opinion. Crossfire 7970s would be goood too, of course the best option would be SLI Titans but not everyone has money pouring out of their ears biggrin.gif
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2x7970,2x7950,2xgtx680/70

If you want to go overkill 2 titans
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2x7970,2x7950,2xgtx680/70

If you want to go overkill 2 titans

Would I be able to just add a second 670FTW? I'm not up on how Nvidia's triple monitor software is compared to Eyefinity.
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Would I be able to just add a second 670FTW? I'm not up on how Nvidia's triple monitor software is compared to Eyefinity.

Yes. Advantage of Nvidia on triple monitor setup is you can use 2 dvi+1hdmi, where AMD you have to use a DP for one of the monitors (or an active adapter).
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Would I be able to just add a second 670FTW? I'm not up on how Nvidia's triple monitor software is compared to Eyefinity.
Eyefinity is better + Nvidia cards only have a 256-bit memory interface which means the cards will struggle at 3x1080p
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Would I be able to just add a second 670FTW? I'm not up on how Nvidia's triple monitor software is compared to Eyefinity.

Actually 7970/50 is better cards for eyefinity. Higher memory bandwidth +3gb vram.
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For someone that doesn't game a lot (maybe 10% of the time I'm on my computer) does it even make sense to go dual GPU's? The main reason I have triple monitors is not for gaming but I figured if I've got them it would be nice to be able to use all three to game every now and then. I don't know if I wanna spend another $500 on a GPU + waterblock though when I don't game that often (maybe once a week?).
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Eyefinity is better + Nvidia cards only have a 256-bit memory interface which means the cards will struggle at 3x1080p

Generally I like your posts, so hopefully you don't take this as argumentative. Why would you say Eyefinity is better? Disregard the GPUs, the software itself. I've used Eyefinity with my 6970, and Surround with a 660Ti and both worked almost exactly as expected.

I agree the memory bus could help, and overall AMD is the better choice, but not so much that he cannot just go dual 670s.
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you're right but considering the cost, AMD will be a better choice.
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Generally I like your posts, so hopefully you don't take this as argumentative. Why would you say Eyefinity is better? Disregard the GPUs, the software itself. I've used Eyefinity with my 6970, and Surround with a 660Ti and both worked almost exactly as expected.

I agree the memory bus could help, and overall AMD is the better choice, but not so much that he cannot just go dual 670s.
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