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Hey there,

So, I was thinking about what would my next upgrade be...

I said, maybe another HD6970? Nah, for 1920x1080 its just stupid.

So I saw a deal on the Dell U2711 for 600€ shipped to my house...

Saw reviews, and everyone just loves this monitor, however, something I am afraid of, is the resolution of 2560x1440, would my HD6970 be able to keep up on latest games?

For example, Bad Company 2? I really want that monitor, but I would be very sad to find I can't play my latest games on highest settings

Would I really need a 2nd 6970 for it?

If any of you were on my side, would you buy the monitor?
    
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Or maybe I could just go Eye-Finity with another 2 Acer H233H?

Problem is my Acer does not have Display-Port input, how could I do to make Eye-Finity work in case I bought 2 more Acer H233H?

Would a single HD6970 be enough? Or should I need to grab a 2nd?
    
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You won't be able to Max BC2 at smooth frames with a 6970 2GB, I can't even do it on my 5970.

It all depends what you want from a monitor, really, the U2711 is geared towards multimedia work and Photo Editing due to it's colour accuracy and IPS Panel, which is pretty much what you pay for. If you are just an average user, you may as well just get 2 more H233H's that'd be a nice setup.
    
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You won't be able to Max BC2 at smooth frames with a 6970 2GB, I can't even do it on my 5970.

It all depends what you want from a monitor, really, the U2711 is geared towards multimedia work and Photo Editing due to it's colour accuracy and IPS Panel, which is pretty much what you pay for. If you are just an average user, you may as well just get 2 more H233H's that'd be a nice setup.
Well, I do no photo editing or multimedia work, 100% gaming.

Would x2 HD6970's be enough for 3 1080p monitors for BC2?

Also, how would I do eye-finity to work? My Acer H233H does NOT have display-port input.
    
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It's not really worth it then, it'd be a massive waste really as you won't be using half of the features you actually pay for.

No idea about Eyefinity, never done it.
    
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It's not really worth it then, it'd be a massive waste really as you won't be using half of the features you actually pay for.

No idea about Eyefinity, never done it.
Glad to hear your opinion, as you're also a gamer and have same monitor.

Thanks, I think it may be time to open a thread on the ATI section.

Once again, thanks!
    
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2 x HD 6970 should handle almost all games in Eyefinity.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
Well, I do no photo editing or multimedia work, 100% gaming.

Would x2 HD6970's be enough for 3 1080p monitors for BC2?

Also, how would I do eye-finity to work? My Acer H233H does NOT have display-port input.
For whatever reason, it seems easier to drive an eyefinity setup with the same graphics card(s) compared to a 1440/1600 setup.
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