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Should be coming in the mail Friday. Does it come with a DVI-D cable, or do I need to get one? I bought it from Milo Bay off Amazon.
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My 2410 came with DVI, VGA, HDMI and even USB cable.
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Well, I went ahead and ordered a DVI-D cable and a HDMI cable from amazon, but unfortunately they will be 2 days behind the monitor, so here's for hoping.

A question for those of you with multiple 30" monitors: What is the best graphics setup to run 3-30" monitors? I only play SC2 and Black Ops. A majority of my time is spent on my research, which uses a ton of real estate, but isn't very demanding. I kind of want to stay on a single card, which leaves the 6970. If I don't stay on a single card, is SLI gtx480's a good option?
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yeah go Sli gtx480.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by esp42089;12669429 
Well, I went ahead and ordered a DVI-D cable and a HDMI cable from amazon, but unfortunately they will be 2 days behind the monitor, so here's for hoping.

A question for those of you with multiple 30" monitors: What is the best graphics setup to run 3-30" monitors? I only play SC2 and Black Ops. A majority of my time is spent on my research, which uses a ton of real estate, but isn't very demanding. I kind of want to stay on a single card, which leaves the 6970. If I don't stay on a single card, is SLI gtx480's a good option?

I know that SC2 doesnt have support for more than 1 screen but idk about BO.

The gtx480 doesnt have 3 screen support so you will either have to get another gtx480 or a 6970.
Edited by skatpex99 - 3/9/11 at 10:17am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skatpex99;12669489 
I know that SC2 doesnt have support for more than 1 screen but idk about BO. If those are the only games you play then a single gtx480 should be fine.

Unfortunately, NVIDIA only supports 2 monitors per card, despite having three connections. This is why I was asking about the 6970 or gtx480. I'm not sure I like multiple cards, but I have had a rough time in the past with AMD drivers, so it's a bit of a wash up.
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Nothing wrong with multiple cards as long as you have power/heat under control. smile.gif

Black-Ops looks alright in surround (but there have been punkbuster bans due to altered fov, unless it's been changed recently) One game (don't lol) that looks awesome in triple monitor is TF2. biggrin.gif
post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by esp42089;12669429 
Well, I went ahead and ordered a DVI-D cable and a HDMI cable from amazon, but unfortunately they will be 2 days behind the monitor, so here's for hoping.

A question for those of you with multiple 30" monitors: What is the best graphics setup to run 3-30" monitors? I only play SC2 and Black Ops. A majority of my time is spent on my research, which uses a ton of real estate, but isn't very demanding. I kind of want to stay on a single card, which leaves the 6970. If I don't stay on a single card, is SLI gtx480's a good option?

My dual GTX480s are only just enough for a single monitor. If I was going to go triple-30" I'd be using tri-SLI 580s for sure.
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Wow, what sort of fps are you getting with one 30" and the 2 cards?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by esp42089;12670149 
Wow, what sort of fps are you getting with one 30" and the 2 cards?

I don't know (I'm not much for benchmarking), but I can tell immediately every time it drops below 60. And it does it often enough.

Of course, my standards are a bit higher than most people....if the cards can't pump out frames faster than the monitor's refresh the entire time, with all settings maxed and at least 4xAA and 16xAF, then they aren't fast enough. In other words, I shouldn't be able to see a framerate difference at any point in the game.
Edited by Manyak - 3/9/11 at 11:36am
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