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post #12161 of 25891
for 60 bucks go get a video card. my old 7900gtx can do over 100hz that is a $10 card. 60 bucks pound can get you like a 560 or 560ti then those overclock better.
    
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post #12162 of 25891
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for 60 bucks go get a video card. my old 7900gtx can do over 100hz that is a $10 card. 60 bucks pound can get you like a 560 or 560ti then those overclock better.
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for 60 bucks go get a video card. my old 7900gtx can do over 100hz that is a $10 card. 60 bucks pound can get you like a 560 or 560ti then those overclock better.

Not sure if that's supposed to be a reply to me, but I'll assume it is.

Why would I want to downgrade that bad?

What's the point in getting 2560x1440 if I won't be able to play at 120, no, 60 fps?
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post #12163 of 25891
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Haven't gotten anything conclusive, so i'll post it again.

Got some cards ( check rig ) which don't support Dual-link DVI. Sucks ass. Tonsof. But I really like them and they are probably hands down the best bang for the back I've ever had.
Since trading / selling is not an option and I want to OC to 120 hz ( else I'll be stuck at 60fps, nty ) I'd like to use an active adapter between de monitor and the cards.

Someone offered me this one for €60,-
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Bizlink-KS10008-Displayport-To-Dual-Link-Dvi-D-active-Adapter-/00/s/NDc2WDYzNA==/z/diUAAOxy6~BR0jMS/$T2eC16RHJHMFH!e-+TlUBR0jMRsk1Q~~60_3.JPG

Thoughts?

Or am I just as boned as I am right now because the adapter will bottleneck the OC?

Yes it will bottleneck. Even if you get it to accept 120hz the relative amount of response slow down of the active adapter will induce to much motion blur to even run effectively at 60hz. This usually is a bad idea as it is even worse than having an actual scaler. The 60 bucks would be MUCH better spent on a new card.
post #12164 of 25891
I've been reading loads of posts in this thread for a week or so but I can't remember if I ever saw anyone mention this so I'll just ask.

I only have the MSI GTX 680 2GB card and am waiting for the Qnix monitor from StorewithStory on ebay andI was wondering how that would work out. Anyone got an idea? I'll be mostly watching movies but I'll also be playing some games like Skyrim, League of Legends, Call of Duty Ghosts, Diablo III and well alot of other games.

Wondering about how much fps you think it would be able to handle for instance and feel free to use any other game (like bf4 as I've seen many use that) to explain and compare.

Reason I ask is because I already feel like my card is already a bit outdated and am wondering if it's worth getting another and run SLI or if I should maybe get another card with more VRAM.

Thanks.
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post #12165 of 25891
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Can anyone recommend some good 3 monitor stands for the x-star?

A user here posted that he's using one of these Tyke stands and a bunch of others seemed to praise them too. I'll be ordering one myself.

http://www.tykesupply.com/Triple_Monitor_Stands-Triple_Monitor_Stand_Free_Standing_Curved_Arm.html
post #12166 of 25891
Thanks for your insight Nostras. I'm pretty happy with my card in most games but sometimes like when trying out heavy modded Skyrim I get kind of annoyed that I don't have more vram frown.gif
I hope that I can survive a bit longer for my hope is to not spend more money on pc until next year when I want to go for a beast mode pc tongue.gif
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post #12167 of 25891
Then from what you say (Spartan F8 & Nostras) I think I'll just keep my 680 for now, and should i decide to go all crazy with the new games I'll get a completely new computer.
I'll stay patient and keep to the million games I already have. I don't play much these days as I'm tired of gaming for long stretches and I work way to much.

Thanks guys.

EDIT: I felt like changing some lines.
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post #12168 of 25891
guys just hang on pulling the trigger on a graphics card, just wait another couple months for nvidia new 8 series ''maxwell'' and pull the trigger on an gtx880, it should hopefully be a big performance increase as its a whole new architecture, even if you dont want an 8series card and your wanting a gtx 780ti then the prices on it will drop when maxwell gets released smile.gif not worth getting a card at the mo biggrin.gifthumb.gif

or a non reference msi/amd 290x lightning also looks epic as well and should be great for 2560x1440 gaming smile.gif will be beast with a great over clock
post #12169 of 25891
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Wait what? Whats the reason for that? I cant really believe its a technical and unsolvable problem, you still got 2+2=4GB of ram there its not like 2 just dissapeared. So why is it that only half of the total available VRAM can be used? Is it a Software problem like stupid graphic driver programming? Is it DirectX11? Or some technical reason?

Either way I think they shoudl fix that problem, cause I am pretty damn sure its not something unfixable, if it exists you should damn well be able to use it.

No it actually sorta raids the VRAM together to increase data throughput but NO you do not get to stack VRAM. Try googling SLI VRAM stack and you will get loads of information.
post #12170 of 25891
The easiest answer is that both cards need the same data in the frame buffers.

So while you have 2x the VRAM you also have 2x the data, which means you still effectively have the same amount of VRAM to use.
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