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I am starting a new build and I'm going 5760x1080 27" displays and I was wandering what 2-way SLI or Crossfire combo will run games like Crysis 3, Battlefield 3&4, and Metro Last Light on at least high settings easily with a budget of $700 for both cards? Just need some input so I can make a good judgement call on this. My personal pick would probably be two of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125470&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

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760 SLI yield 45 fps on BF3 with surround.

 

Check the review for other games

 

http://www.legitreviews.com/msi-geforce-gtx-760-gaming-oc-2gb-video-card-review-in-sli-and-2d-surround_2224

 

You will have to drop down the graphic details a bit down for steady 60fps.

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Ok cool thanks for the link
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So the two 4 gb versions I put in OP should be good enough to do what I want
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I would skip the 760, it's less powerful than the 670. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense tobuy two lower end cards sstraight up as you are not going to be able to improve on them without changing the whole GPU subsystem.
Plus, the 770s are so cheap that the difference in price is more than a good deal considering the performance difference.

Basically, you're comparing refreshed 660's to 680's, except that the latter now can be had for under $400.


Also, if you don't already have the screens, you may want to spend some time using a good 1440p AH-IPS monitor, as I have personally found that the cost to drive the two extra displays isn't worth it as they're nothing more than your peripheral view, but with 2560x1440 you get a big resolution increase, color/image quality that is lightyears beyond any TN panel, a much more natural FOV, and the performance hit isn'tas bad eespecially as you generally don't need anything more than post-processing AA due to the pixel density. I neveruse MSAA on any of mine, but with 1080p screens larger than 21.5" I find thejaggies hhorrible.
The best setup, aside from 3x 1440p/1600p in portrait surround, in my opinion, is PLP with the 1440p in the middle and a 1440x900 in portrait on either side. The aspect ratio feels very natural, and the boost in productivity is awesome.

Anyway, that's my two cents.
   
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