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post #11 of 19
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Yeah, this will be cheaper as you have to add less money to get a 6970.

But, from self experience, playing in surround or eyefinity, requires A LOT of gpu power. And I mean it. A LOT.

Those who play on a single card, have to most times lower details, or ditch AA for good performance. Even if its a 6970.

I would say that trying to get a second hand 480 might do the trick.

Playing in multi monitor is never cheap
coming form a single 6970 owner, I completely agree...

contemplating adding a 2nd card, but waiting for AMD drivers to mature for better CF support is like pulling teeth
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post #12 of 19
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coming form a single 6970 owner, I completely agree...

contemplating adding a 2nd card, but waiting for AMD drivers to mature for better CF support is like pulling teeth
Well CFX and eyefinity never worked well together I'm afraid

I used to have 2x5870s, but CFX was bad with eyefinity, so I moved to a 5970, which was even worse, so went for 470s.

Now I'm with 580s, which now in most games, is like trying to kill a mouse by running over your house with a bulldozer.
But still metro 2033 can't get maxed at 6000X1200...
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yea I moved from a 4870x2 quad to 5970, and hated them both...

still sticking around the red team, due to single card support of 3 monitors, I do miss green drivers though ...one day
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post #14 of 19
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thats what i was thinking, but i really do not want buy another 480 ha.
Sell it and with the money Buy two GTX460's.
    
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Sell it and with the money Buy two GTX460's.
why would i go from a WC'd overclocked 480 down to 2x 460's? i love my 480.
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post #16 of 19
because 2 GTX 460s support surround. but if you do go that route, definitely get the 2 GB version. 1 GB is not enough for 7 million pixels.
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post #17 of 19
The eyefinity thing has its pros and cons. Yes, you can run 3 monitors on one GPU, but what the hell? You're sometimes sacrificing the quality for performance.

The Nvidia surround is great providing great quality and performance on SLI'd cards.
    
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post #18 of 19
Sell t he 480 and go SLI 470s or 570s would probably save you some money and get great performance.
post #19 of 19
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why would i go from a WC'd overclocked 480 down to 2x 460's? i love my 480.
If you don't want to replace your 480, your only option is getting a second 480.
You can't avoid, no matter how cheap you want this to be.

Only options are either replace, or get a second one, or get a tripple head thingy. No magic tricks either way.
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