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Now I know what you are thinking, why is this in the ATI section?

But here is the deal would it be better instead of 580 sli to go 6970 crossfire?

I am going to go 3 monitors, 24in 1080p.
Edited by Live_free - 12/26/10 at 8:09pm
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It would be better to do neither unless you go triple monitor or 30".
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for a single monitor? or are we talking eyefinity/surround?
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It would be better to do neither unless you go triple monitor or 30".
I plan to go triple 1080p 24in monitors. So being cheaper with the 6970s I would get it sooner and with more video ram. What do you guys think?
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w/ 1920x1080x3 go 6970x2

I tax my single 6970 @ 1600x1200x3, and adding a 2nd one this weekend. Cheaper + more VRAM = W!N
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I plan to go triple 1080p 24in monitors. So being cheaper with the 6970s I would get it sooner and with more video ram. What do you guys think?
6970 is the easy choice.
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6970 is the easy choice.
Does anyone know if VRAM stacks? Like two cards =3gb vram? And if not is 1.5gb enough for three monitors?
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It doesnt stack, it just mirrors the information across both cards.
 
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It doesnt stack, it just mirrors the information across both cards.
This^, but who knows what green team or red team will come out in the next coming months, rumor mill of 595gtx and 6990 w/ 4gb VRAM...but expect to pay an EXTREME premium
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i would say go the ATI way cause it has more VRAM and i think the more VRAM with triple monitors is better (correct me if i am wrong)
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