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Is crossfired 6970s enough for 5760x1080?

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Objective: Play Arma 2 at decent settings.

Considering all other bottlenecks are nonexistent (2x C300 SSDs in RAID 0 for FOV, 2600K overclocked, 16GB DDR3 1600 RAM) would crossfired 6970s be enough to push at least high settings in most games/Arma 2 @ 5760x1080?

I kept considering a WS Revolution, Antec Pro and 4 XFX 6970s in quadfire but I wouldn't be able to afford a Buttkicker, games, TrackIR, Desk, Playseat, Chair, Water Bill, etc

I really want the 3 monitors for productivity since I'm always doing several things at a time and "surround" gaming seems that much cooler with head tracking.

I'm sure some of you have been in a position where they could go completely all out and only be limited by what hardware is available (and how much its possible to cram in a single system) but you might stop and think if it is even sane for real world actual use in gaming in productivity.

I read an article "The fast enough computer" that got me thinking.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=685&Itemid=8

So, I ask this community of enthusiasts to calm my nerves a bit and coax me back into reality. After all, it's only one more day to ordering (or up to 14 depending on when my bank does their job )
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Sure is bro.
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Aye, 6970's are more than enough.
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The best you can get for that resolution really.
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post #5 of 13
I'm going to do 5760x1080 with a single 5850.

So yes, 2x6970 is definitely enough.
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I believe I have received a message from the other side regarding this issue *insert creepy, cheesy music here akin to fortune teller*.

As I was typing my above post I failed to notice the toilet was overflowing into my bedroom and kitchen. Our water was off due to a main breaking and it looks like they fixed it, LOL.

In short, too much is wasteful and a nuisance and it looks like my wife couldn't flush after going no 2 this morning because its floating around in my kitchen...
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2 6970 should do the job pretty good but dont except to much like running the heaviest games on 60+FPS, you will lose about half of the FPS going form 1 monitor to 3...

I have seen a video on linus tech tips on a 6970 running BFBC2 on 3 monitors vs CF and even in CF, the FPS wasnt so high... (5900\\1200 res after the buzel corection)

so it will be like running 1 6970 on 1 monitor.


I wouldnt use a AMD card in more the CF cause in 3 way CF or quad CF the drivers are terrible I would rather run 3 GTX580's over 4 6970's

or you can wait for the GTX590\\595 that should be out in 1-3 weeks and it is going to have 3GB of memory and should be at list as strong as GTX570SLI
or wait for the HD6990 that should be around the same time it would probably have 2GB or 4GB of memory...

I am going to be running a similar system and buying 2 580's kinda annoying it only have 1600MB and not 2GB or more ... also you can get a special card their is a GTX580 with 3GB of memory but its expensive like 600$ and it will run 3 monitor setup pretty good in SLI you will never have to worry about your memory lowering the FPS lol...


if you need to wait 14 days any way wait for the 1 of the dual cards they should have plenty of memory just what you need for 3 monitors...
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In short, too much is wasteful and a nuisance and it looks like my wife couldn't flush after going no 2 this morning because its floating around in my kitchen...
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Man, I'm considering Crossfiring my 6870 for the same resolution. 6970's should be plenty. At least you won't be limited by your VRAM. You can also save a bit of cash if you buy a couple of 6950's and unlock them.

And I'm sorry about the poo floating around in your kitchen.
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Thx for the sig

If all else fails I'll use TrackIR for Arma 2 on a single monitor and use the eyefinity without trackir in other games. I did see the newest AMD driver improved performance by up to 30% which would be a max of 60% for two cards, which is staggering.

HEY! If my cash gets delayed I can cram 2 6990s in a FT03 while saving enough on the PSU, case, HDDs, and Mobo to make it affordable.. I'm just really weary of letting an amount of money sit in a bank. Let's hope the 6990 is $630 or so.. Or I'll just build the system above and replace a 6970 with a 6990 if I need it.. Why does this need be so difficult.
Edited by zorrobyte - 1/30/11 at 11:37am
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