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I was debating on upgrading my GPUs since it has been awhile since i have mine which are 9800GTs. I know my system is AMD but i still want Nvidia because ive had great experience and have no use for SLI. I will be running quad screen. I would like to keep my 850 sig PSU for this. Any advise on what to get would be great. This is for a workstation not for gaming but graphics are a must.

EDIT:

also new cards must use CUDA
Edited by graphicsman - 1/6/11 at 2:10pm
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post #2 of 12
If you want Nvidia and you don't want mulitple GPU's than the only logical choice is the GTX 580 since it's the fastest single gpu.
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Originally Posted by Stupidhatmatt View Post
If you want Nvidia and you don't want mulitple GPU's than the only logical choice is the GTX 580 since it's the fastest single gpu.
i will need multiple GPUs for Quad screen, i want two matching
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stupidhatmatt View Post
If you want Nvidia and you don't want mulitple GPU's than the only logical choice is the GTX 580 since it's the fastest single gpu.
I think he means multiple GPUs on a single card. Not sure..

I'd say get whatever you can afford. Im thinking of selling this GTX465 I have in a different build and getting 2x460's
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post #5 of 12
I heard the 595 are also in production in answer to AMD's upcoming 6990 which has the number of ports you need for quad screen. Other than that, a pair of 570's will do.

On a off-topic question: How well does the Hydra Chip work on AMD boards for Nvidia GPUs?
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4 monitors? If I were you, I'd get an AMD Radeon HD 6XXX series card. 6 monitor support (only 5 ports but you can get an MST hub...whatever it was called). I think NVIDIA can only still support 3. The 6950 will do you good. Unclock it to a 6970. They have guides here.
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Ya I was kinda debating either 2 460s since the will come to about the same as one 500 series or two ati workstation cards which will run me about 350 for both
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post #8 of 12
It depends much on your budget.
If money and space is tight, this GTS450 single slot might be a good choice:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-558-_-Product
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Grab a few GTS 450's, a few are single-slot like the one windfire mentioned (Sparkle also makes a single-slot). Cheap, CUDA support, single 6-pin each.
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Agree on those GTS 450's... If not gaming they are ok. And even for some gaming they will do. And as jellis142 says... only one 6-pin power plug each...
    
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