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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
False. An i7 965 @ 3.75GHz was a bottleneck for two GTX 580s.
For three monitors? I'm not so sure about that.
 
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
False. An i7 965 @ 3.75GHz was a bottleneck for two GTX 580s. I'd start upgrading your CPU first, then the GPUs, then the monitors.
LOL! Um no. Sorry but untrue.
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
False. An i7 965 @ 3.75GHz was a bottleneck for two GTX 580s. I'd start upgrading your CPU first, then the GPUs, then the monitors.
Sorry, but this is a lie. I find it hard to believe than an i7 can bottleneck anything available today.
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post #14 of 19
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I think if you can overclock the q6600 at 3.6ghz then it'll be sufficient. A stock q6600 will bottleneck the card. Even my Q9300 @ 3.5 is bottlenecking my 6950 in some games.
Unfortunately i have a Q6600 with a vid of 1.325, originally my aim was still 3.6 but i hit a huge brick wall at 3.2, after which i had to increase the volts three times as much to get anywhere, i've got it all stable now on 3.4 at 1.45 vcore, 3.6 just about boots at 1.50, tried upping cpu vtt/nb voltages, loosening ram timings, trying different multipliers etc but no luck unfortunately, called it a day at 3.4.

Anyhow thanks for the replies guys, good to know my rig won't be a gigantic bottleneck for the 6990, looking forward to getting one
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post #15 of 19
You need at least a $2000 CPU for a $600 video card.
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post #16 of 19
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You need at least a $2000 CPU for a $600 video card.
lulwat?

You can get an i7 950 for $199, that's the price range of a 6850
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post #17 of 19
Most mainstream AMD/ATI cards can run 3 monitors with a single card, but don't expect to play Metro 2033 or any other heavy gpu taxing games at 5760x1080.

Nvidia surround technology requires 2 identical gpu's in SLI to run 3 monitors for gaming purposes...or a single powerful card (running 2 monitors) along with a 2nd weaker card to run an additional monitor, but not for gaming.
post #18 of 19
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Ok, so here's the deal.

I'm looking to get a high end graphics card that can handle triple monitor gaming with high settings (in 5760x1080 resolution), now, here's the problem, my system is pretty ancient, it has a 16x PCI-E slot (1.0 i think it is) and of course there's the Q6600.

Now i was thinking of getting a 6990 when it's released, i know that sounds a bit insane, but i'm wondering how much it would be held back by my current rig and if it'd be worth it, personally i'm willing to accept a bottleneck of 15% since i'll be upgrading the system in 1-2 years and will unleash the cards full potential then, and if it's not worth it then i would appreciate any recommendations for other cards that will run a triple monitor setup well, thanks
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Most mainstream AMD/ATI cards can run 3 monitors with a single card, but don't expect to play Metro 2033 or any other heavy gpu taxing games at 5760x1080.

Nvidia surround technology requires 2 identical gpu's in SLI to run 3 monitors for gaming purposes...or a single powerful card (running 2 monitors) along with a 2nd weaker card to run an additional monitor, but not for gaming.
This^

I think you will have to go with ATI/AMD Eyefinity to get the Resolution you want. I would recommend a 6970. If you can wait until the Dual GPU AMD cards come out one of those would be best...
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post
Most mainstream AMD/ATI cards can run 3 monitors with a single card, but don't expect to play Metro 2033 or any other heavy gpu taxing games at 5760x1080.
Yeah never expected to play that/GTAIV etc on the highest settings accross three screens anyway tbh, that'd be a little too insane

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I think you will have to go with ATI/AMD Eyefinity to get the Resolution you want. I would recommend a 6970. If you can wait until the Dual GPU AMD cards come out one of those would be best...
Yep i'm deffo going with ATI for that reason, i was originally thinking about a 6970 and was looking into the 5970 aswell, but i think i'll stick it out for the 6990
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