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Hello, I need to upgrade my setup to TWO 27" 2560x1440 monitors (Crossover)
Which cards should I be looking at? I will be doing some light 3d gaming...
my system is i5 with 8GB Ram 64bit Win 7
I am not looking for the cheapest or the best card, just something that can handle this with eaze...thanks!!
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R9 290X from amd ^_^
    
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Lots of cards will do this but obviously the more you pay, the better FPS you will get. I would say no less than a GTX 770 or HD7970/R9 280X, preferably higher though
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Just to clarify, you want to do some 3D gaming on one of your 1440p monitors? If you want to hold 60fps with high settings (or 120fps if you're 2D gaming), a pair of 780's will probably be required
    
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I just checked these on amazon and I'm pretty sure none of them have 2xDVI-D (dual link)
GTX 770 or HD7970/R9 280X, sorry meant to reply to KrazyKap
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I believe DVI-I is the same except for analog signal, which one has and the other doesn't, which I don't think should matter for those monitors, only for VGA adapters.
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Thanks for the help everyone, I been looking around a lot and ended up ordering a EVGA GTX 660. I think this will be plenty good for my needs.
Right now I'm only using a HD 7750 for a 30" 2560x1600 and it works fine.
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