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just tried to place my screen on my desk but the 26'' monitor takes all the place xD

And for drivers it's good I get a driver crash every once in a while if I spam Alt-Tab between Bc2 and other windows opened to chat and listen to music . but it's not that annoying as it just flash 1 time and goes back to the game.

makes youtube videos crash though . I had the same problem with my 5850s before upgrading .
    
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what about the 2gb 460's evga has. i could do 1 now and the wife can get me the other for my b-day in the spring....

also do you still need the active dp adapt. with the new ati's?
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Yes. But they are a lot cheaper. You no longer have to buy a active adapter. You can get a passive one for a monitor setup where the largest monitor resolution is 1920 X 1200. But you don't have to have 2 GPU's for Eyefinity like you do for NVidia. The 460 2gb version may work. I assume it would be fine. I'm just not familiar with the 2gb version and haven't seen any benches. I would still recommend the 570's or a 6950 setup. VRam is needed but you'll still want some horsepower lol.
    
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Yes. But they are a lot cheaper. You no longer have to buy a active adapter. You can get a passive one for a monitor setup where the largest monitor resolution is 1920 X 1200. But you don't have to have 2 GPU's for Eyefinity like you do for NVidia. The 460 2gb version may work. I assume it would be fine. I'm just not familiar with the 2gb version and haven't seen any benches. I would still recommend the 570's or a 6950 setup. VRam is needed but you'll still want some horsepower lol.
yeah the dual card for surround is kind of a put off. i prefer a single card, less is more kinda thing. i know i could always add a second 6950 down the road if i'm not happy enough, but i thought the same with the 5770, and here i sit now...
i do have a dp monitor so the adapter wasn't a big deal, just wondering more that anything.
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