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post #11 of 30
I'm guessing its all about baller factor.
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eyefinity isnt supported by the 4xxx series I do believe.. mmhmhm yes
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post #13 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tw34k View Post
I'm guessing its all about baller factor.
It's only baller if they're 580's...
In fact, I would be inclined to say that your e-peen would even shrink having 4x low end cards..
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Why do you need four cards for three monitors? I'm confused.
Performance since he looking for a cheap way to run 3+ monitors at I presume 3840+x1024 on those 17" monitors.

I would still get 5770s (they have single slot 5770s)
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post #15 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Versa View Post
Performance since he looking for a cheap way to run 3+ monitors at I presume 3840+x1024 on those 17" monitors.
Still makes no sense. Monitors cannot be spanned across multiple ATI cards except through softTH, which only uses a single card for rendering. So, it would be 3x 1280x1024, not 3840x1024. Big difference. Also, crossfireX would have to be disabled to use monitors on any cards but the primary.

For 2D usage, it hardly matters. Pretty much any card would work fine.
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post #16 of 30
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i am trying to get cheap second hand cards that is why im looking for older low end cards money is tight right now as i am setting up a new business.
i got a load of free monitors so i wanted to find a cheap way to run a multi monitor setup i have never done it before.
i just want the lowest cards that can be run in quad that will equal or be slighty better than my old 5770's until next month or the month after when i can buy a 6970 or something this isn't for the long run.

some of you said you cannot run extended desktop on multiple cards how would i go about doing it then i assumed that i could just connect a monitor to each one. like i said i have never done this before.

oh and also this is not to run games spread over the monitors i wanted to be able to have like a system diagnostic screen with temps and usages and stuff on and then be able to view like a movie on one and a web page on the other that kind of thing
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post #17 of 30
You still are making no sense. Like I said, crossfireX will not work with more than two monitors. So you will not be able to get performance better than the 5770 without buying another 5770 or better.


How many monitors are you trying to run?
 
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First of all, what are you going to be using it for? Work or gaming? How many monitors?
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i want to use it for general computer use day to day multitasking there really is no way to run more than 2 screens without eyefinity? foothead i can't be any clearer for you i don't understand why you don't get it lol i want to run more than 2 screens i do not intend to run a game spanning across them all i just want 3 working spaces so that i can see 3 different things at fullscreen size i know an eyefinity card can do it but for the mean time i am tryin g to figure out another way how did people do it before eyefinity cards came out?
    
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Get a 4850x2. Has 4 DVI ports on it and it's a monster (more or less now)
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