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Get the 6970. The 580 can only output to two monitors, you would need another card to output to three monitors. While the 580 has connectors for more than two monitors, it can only use two of them at a time.
 
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5870 200$, 3 monitors, in eyefinity or non-eyefinity go =D..

Actually that reminds me, if you run into a game that can't run SLI, or simply won't... when you disable SLI, does that also disable surround? And possibly your 3rd monitor?

I know ATI doesn't have this problem, as nothing is based out of the second card and can be disabled and re-enabled on the fly.
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post #23 of 32
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5870 200$, 3 monitors, in eyefinity or non-eyefinity go =D
I will probably give the 5870 to my dad and get a 6970 from him since the 5870 maxes out almost every single game, and he will not need more than a 5870
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I will probably give the 5870 to my dad and get a 6970 from him since the 5870 maxes out almost every single game, and he will not need more than a 5870
Hence why I have no plans on upgrading, I fail to see a reason to, I mean its nice the 5870 is still rooting for 200$, and is only going to go south, but I don't got another 200$ to upgrade to a 69XX

Actually that reminds me, if you run into a game that can't run SLI, or simply won't... when you disable SLI, does that also disable surround? And possibly your 3rd monitor?

I know ATI doesn't have this problem, as nothing is based out of the second card and can be disabled and re-enabled on the fly.
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post #25 of 32
Get a 6970, great amount of Ram for running all 3 monitors, which will help a lot IF you might want to go Eyefinity later. Plus its one card and 200$ less
But you will need to get a Mini-DP to DVI adapter, Preferably an active one
    
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Buy the gtx 580/ AMD 6970 connected to 1 LCD and use your 5870 to dual screen the other two LCD's. Problem solved.

It's like using an AMD card with physx. This allow multiple GPU to function at the same time but your not actually using physx.

When i had my physx card installed I connect 2 monitor to the Nvidia card and used 1 monitor for PC gaming and that's connected to my 6950. I'm sure it can be done.

I'm not sure if you can run two mismatch AMD card at the same time though. I'm positive Nvidia will work with AMD cards.
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Buy the gtx 580/ AMD 6970 connected to 1 LCD and use your 5870 to dual screen the other two LCD's. Problem solved.

It's like using an AMD card with physx. This allow multiple GPU to function at the same time but your not actually using physx.

When i had my physx card installed I connect 2 monitor to the Nvidia card and used 1 monitor for PC gaming and that's connected to my 6950. I'm sure it can be done.

I'm not sure if you can run two mismatch AMD card at the same time though. I'm positive Nvidia will work with AMD cards.
You can't run a monitor off a Phsyx card, or that set up, + putting a perfectly good monitor to waste.

He's not trying to run Eyefinity or Surround so just forget about it existing.

Single he will be running single monitor applications high memory isn't required, nor is a dumb amount of memory required to run idle monitors.
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post #28 of 32
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You can't run a monitor off a Phsyx card, or that set up, + putting a perfectly good monitor to waste.
Yes you can run monitor off a physx card. I've done it! I think the original post only want 1 monitor for gaming and the other two for productivity.

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He's not trying to run Eyefinity or Surround so just forget about it existing.
I never suggested eyefinity or surround.
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post #29 of 32
For your needs,a 6970 is overkill actually,since you will be gaming on one 1080p screen.A 6950 will do just fine.A 580 is waaaaay overkill.
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post #30 of 32
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For your needs,a 6970 is overkill actually,since you will be gaming on one 1080p screen.A 6950 will do just fine.A 580 is waaaaay overkill.

although if a game supports eyefinity why not
I'm just saying that eyefinity isn't a priority, but it will be an added bonus
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