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Poll Results: Which 6800/6900 series?

Poll expired: Jan 28, 2011  
  • 4% (1)
    6850
  • 17% (4)
    6870
  • 65% (15)
    6950
  • 13% (3)
    6970
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post #21 of 28
On a related note a friend of mine here in Orlando is a tester for various computer component companies. He gets free ATI cards from several different manufacturers and was testing the 68xx and 69xx series cards before they went on sale. In his personal rig he's running SLI 580's. Take it for what it's worth.
    
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Yeah I didn't know nvidia could do the same as Eyefinity until now so thanks for that information. In terms of specs on lets say a 6970 w/ 2GB, the 460 w/ 1GB, and the 480 w/ 1.5GB...along with the differences in shaders and cores...is there much real difference in the three other than price ranges and as I would expect, one performing better than another like a 480 and 6970 performing better than a 460 because of higher clocking/more RAM?

I guess what I'm trying to say (if that doesn't make sense cause it doesn't really make too much sense to me even coming out my own mouth) is that with the 460s being much lower in price than the 480 or 6970, am I really getting that much larger of a gain getting one of those or would I be just fine with SLI 460s
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For Surround/Eyefinity resolutions involving three displays using 1680x1050 resolutions or larger, you're definitely better off with a the powerful GPU(s). With the resolution that you're looking at, you'll effectively be playing at greater than a single 2560x1600 monitor!
     
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So I would be better off going with a 5xx/69xx than a 4xx/68xx because of the need to take on multiple monitors?
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if u talk about peice to performance ratio the gtx 460 wins hands down
other wise for ultra high res the 1gb vram on gtx 460 might be less but only for ultra high res with multiple monitors......
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What would be considered ultra high res then? The use of 3 monitors then? because it combines the three resolutions to make one large on at like 5xxx by 1xxx? so like if i did 3 22" Acers at 1680x1050 it would be 5040x1050? and this would be considered ultra high res I assume? Sorry for all the questions pretty new to the idea of multi monitors and not just using them for easier management of windows
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What would be considered ultra high res then? The use of 3 monitors then? because it combines the three resolutions to make one large on at like 5xxx by 1xxx? so like if i did 3 22" Acers at 1680x1050 it would be 5040x1050? and this would be considered ultra high res I assume? Sorry for all the questions pretty new to the idea of multi monitors and not just using them for easier management of windows
yes it would be called very high indeed coz the graphic cards have to process 3 times the pixels it needs to process on a single monitor with res 1650x1080
but still at that res untill u turn up aa to high levels u would be fine with the gtx 460's.....
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What would be considered ultra high res then? The use of 3 monitors then? because it combines the three resolutions to make one large on at like 5xxx by 1xxx? so like if i did 3 22" Acers at 1680x1050 it would be 5040x1050? and this would be considered ultra high res I assume? Sorry for all the questions pretty new to the idea of multi monitors and not just using them for easier management of windows
5040x1050 is certainly a very high resolution. For that, I would look towards the HD6950/6970 or the GTX 480/570/580 in Crossfire/SLI respectively. There aren't a lot of official Eyefinity/Surround benchmarks for this current generation of cards, but if you read the reviews that show benchmarks for 2560x1600, you can extrapolate that to have all-around good performance you would need even more GPU power as your resolution is even higher.
     
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