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so should i get the 6970? but then i cant fold lol
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so should i get the 6970? but then i cant fold lol
You could get two GTX 560's for the price of one GTX 580.
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perform the same? same speed, and enough memory?
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post #15 of 29
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so should i get the 6970? but then i cant fold lol
uhm. you can fold on ati cards. lol

honestly i would go with the 6970, or even 6950 then unlock it to 6970

edit: here is proof.
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if you want 3 monitors, you're going to want at LEAST 2 cards anyway. At least if you want the eye candy on. Whether it's Nvidia or ATI, you're going to run into the same problem. At the 5760 resolutions you might have some luck with one 6970, but IMO I would say you need 2 for an enjoyable experience, 7680*1600 kills my 3 cards.
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Using my "common sense" I believe that since all three monitors are producing a different and unshared image that you can consider it one large monitor therefore the extra memory is a must have. Large monitors like a single 2560x1600 or 3x 1400x900 res monitors would benefit from more memory. One 3gb 580 would be great for the single monitor but to use nvidia surrround you need two gpus. the 590 will have a total of 3gb but making use of only 1.5. So its the same as if you bought two separate 1.5 gb 580s. for triple monitors especially if they are to be larger than 1400x900 you should consider TWO 3gb 580 unless you wanna wait for an "ares II" .

The reason i got 1400x900 is because the pixel count for all three monitors ~equals the pixels in a single 2560x1600

This is just me typing and thinking. Still, bigger is better. maybe the performance between 1.5gb and 3 gb is not that noticable but i have mammoth doubts on that
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Yes, the 3GB will help with multimonitor gaming, depends on the game how much.(size of textures) I would Google benchmarks for surround and eyefinity to see if you can find performance settings you like in a configuration you can afford.
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You could get two GTX 560's for the price of one GTX 580.
this.. besides i´m holdin one 3gb gtx in my hands atm
its only faster in very high res with high AA/AF (and multimonitoring, as mentioned).. also in dx11 the high ram speed and amount of ram are making it up to 35% faster than a 560.. but not in all games/apps.
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AMD supports multiple monitors threw a single card, Nvidia requires at lease two cards in SLI for multiple monitors in Nvidia surround. Rumor has it Nvidia's new GTX 590 dual GPU card will do Nvidia surround on one card because it's native SLI. The GTX 590 is said to be basically two GTX 580's on one card with 3GB of ram for around $800.

A single 580 can run Metro maxed out with good frame rates. It's anyone's guess how much power it will take to run Crysis 2 maxed out, only the minimum specs for Crysis 2 have been released. My guess is the recommended specs for Crysis 2 will be similar to Metro.

the minimum for crysis2 is a bit tougher then metro minimum

cant wait to see how it will beat up my GTX580 SLI on X3FHD res
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