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I am looking for some suggestions for my next build, which I will be starting today. I got a buyer for my sig rig. I have 3 monitors I will be using. Resolution of 4800x900. I'm not having a very good experience with a dual GPU setup, to glitchy and buggy. My choices are basically between a GTX 580 or a HD 6970. I just keep thinking about the 2gb of memory on the HD and only 1.5gb on the GTX. Which card will perform better with a 3 monitor setup? The main purpose of my new build is to game. Thanks in advance.
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This is a good question. I'm also interested in this, I was looking at the GTX 580 card. *subscribes*
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post #3 of 21
the more vram, the better in eyefinity.
post #4 of 21
6970 for sure. 2GB of VRAM vs. 1.5GB on the 580.

It's also around $150 cheaper. ^_^
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post #5 of 21
do u have in mind that u need Sli to run "eyefinity" on nvidia?
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You need 2 Nvidia cards to activate surround right? go 6970 cheaper
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post #7 of 21
You would need 2xGTX580 to run 3 screens in surround mode.
But you would also need a displayport screen to run the 3rd display on the ATi card, which is a lot more expensive than a regular one. The 6970 solution works out cheaper, but I think the dual 580s would perform better. Then again, can't you do the exact same thing on ATi Xfire setups? 3 displays off 2 cards?

Edit: Single card solution? 6970 all the way, single 580 can't do it (until someone releases one with a displayport socket added on)
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post #8 of 21
HD 6950 because you can unlock them to a HD 6970 for $100 less and get 6970 performance.

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/159
    
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by MorbEIn View Post
You need 2 Nvidia cards to activate surround right? go 6970 cheaper
True but nvidia has way better drivers
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True but nvidia has way better drivers
Agreed! ATI drivers piss me off
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