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This was recently. Just got the 6970s 2 weeks ago, got the 580s the day after they were released 2 months ago.



If you dont mind me asking, what 6970's do you have ? I am looking at Newegg and Tiger's sites and still the choices make my head spin.

I notice in your sig, you have the Nvidia listed as tri... is that what you run now? If so, is it because you feel that performs better than the Xfired 6970's ?

I sure appreciate the feedback.
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If you dont mind me asking, what 6970's do you have ? I am looking at Newegg and Tiger's sites and still the choices make my head spin.

I notice in your sig, you have the Nvidia listed as tri... is that what you run now? If so, is it because you feel that performs better than the Xfired 6970's ?

I sure appreciate the feedback.
I have 1xfx and 2 safire cards. The 580s were all EVGA. I am using the 6970s now. Just haven't gotten around to changing the Sig. I like the 6970s better bc of the ease of use. And at the resolutions I play at, they perform very close to each other.
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I believe that with Eyefinity you have to run all 3 displays off the main card (do correct me if I'm wrong?). That would mean buying an expensive displayport display (or 3 of them if you want them to match) or an expensive active converter. This kinda kills the price advantage of the AMD solution if you're already buying 2 cards.
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Yes, do you know what displays you are getting? Although I believe the adapters are cheap unless you run 2560*1600 then you need active converter. I could be wrong though.
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Yes, do you know what displays you are getting? Although I believe the adapters are cheap unless you run 2560*1600 then you need active converter. I could be wrong though.
Looking at a max of 24 inch for each monitor. I feel that would be a good size to have three of. I currently game on a single LG 22 inch.

I have been looking at monitors, but not sure what one to go with .

I had some links to known adapters that will work... Does it matter that one monitor is hooked up with DP, and the others DVI ?
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No, that works perfectly. I have 2 of mine with dp and one dvi.
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CFX is terrible and SLI is decent, neither are great, but I would probably go with nVidia.
+1 to this

3 monitors with one card doesn't give much eye candy (single card eyefinity)....

But with 2 cards, you have enough horsepower to get good framerates with some eye candy on you.....

I think SLI scaling is better. And.. You'll also have CUDA and Physx.
    
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Check out the 6xxx series scaling. It's amazing compared to before.
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No, that works perfectly. I have 2 of mine with dp and one dvi.


I heard you really dont need to get the expensive DP adapters, that there are some that are cheaper that will work?

You say it works fine, but would it work better if all three were hooked up as DP? I tend to like to do it right the first time. Just want to get all the info I can upfront before hitting enter at the shopping cart finalize button when the day comes soon here.

Here is a link to an adapter that supposedly works... any thoughts ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0single%20link
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