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Hey,

I'm thinking about upgrading my whole setup and one of those upgrades would include getting 3x 1080P monitors. I currently have a GTX 560 Ti 448, even if it would have been powerfull enough, I don't think this card allows using more than two outputs at any given time anyway.

Which brings me to my question.. what GPU should I get for running tripple 1080p screens? 660 Ti? 7950? 7970? 670? Crossfire/SLI? I don't know.

Which is better anyway? Nvidia Surround or AMD Eyefinity?


Thanks for the help.
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For multi-monitor gaming you want to go with AMD. If you want to play at high settings at that resolution you'll want a single 7950 minimum. The reason I say you want to go with AMD is because one, their Eyefinity software is superior to Nvidia Surround and two, Nvidia 600 series cards don't have sufficient memory bus width to drive such a high resolution
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For multi-monitor gaming you want to go with AMD. If you want to play at high settings at that resolution you'll want a single 7950 minimum. The reason I say you want to go with AMD is because one, their Eyefinity software is superior to Nvidia Surround and two, Nvidia 600 series cards don't have sufficient memory bus width to drive such a high resolution

Thanks for the information.

Any idea when the HD8000 serie cards will launch?
This upgrade will be happening somewhere Q2, if the cards will launh Q2 aswell, I might just wait it out.
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Thanks for the information.

Any idea when the HD8000 serie cards will launch?
This upgrade will be happening somewhere Q2, if the cards will launh Q2 aswell, I might just wait it out.
I don't know when they are launching but I can say it won't be Q2, it will probably be early Q4 at the earliest.
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I don't know when they are launching but I can say it won't be Q2, it will probably be early Q4 at the earliest.

I guess 8000 Series won't be happening then. frown.gif
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