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Hello I'm thinking of buying a 3rd 1080p monitor and setting up eyefinity I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of the performance I could expect to see in games such as

boarderlands 2,
skyrim - slighly modded with only some HQ texture mods
bioshock infinite
     
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Hello I'm thinking of buying a 3rd 1080p monitor and setting up eyefinity I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of the performance I could expect to see in games such as

boarderlands 2,
skyrim - slighly modded with only some HQ texture mods
bioshock infinite

As someone with Xfire 6850's who has ran Eyefinity I can tell you that performance is not great. The 1gb of ram is a big PITA so you may have to set you textures to med/low. Other than that you can expect roughly 40fps in Skyrim with the Eyefinity and a good OC on both cards.
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if they're the 1GB versions, then you going to have a major vram bottleneck. I have a rig with 5870 CF @950/5200, and at 6050x1080(bezel corrected) Borderlands is playable at about 20 to 40FPS without AA. Bioshock has troubles in most areas, so settings will need to be turned down. And forget Skyrim. Even vanilla will drive you crazy. Original HD packs will need to be off, as well as AA. Draw distance will need to be on medium, as well as shadows. And even then it'll buffer like crazy in some areas, not to mention Thieves Guild fps destruction
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Well thank you friends , they are 1 GB versions of the card, I guess I'm going to just keep saving and hopefully do a complete new build in a year and a half
     
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right now a HD 6870 card can be sold for USD 80 - 90. two cards fetch you USD 160 - 180. for USD 225 a HD 7950 will be faster than HD 6870 CF. with 3GB VRAM you will have no VRAM bottlenecks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420

if you can spend a bit more

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803
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ya if I sold them I could do that, but I'd like to see how these r9 cards do and in a year see whats on the market and go from there
     
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