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Hello Fellow Enthusiasts,

Basically as you can see in my Sig my rig is called "The Beast" and i have everything except a GPU.

My problem.
I want to play games using CF and still have dual monitors just have one monitor with the game and the other i imagine can just not be used. Is this how it works or am i totally wrong.

I imagine using one 6990 there will be no problems but there is a good chance i will be getting 2x6990.

Please explain as I am constantly finding conflicting reports on the interwebz.

And if there is a post already out there. Just a link will do

Thanks in advance
    
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If you get 2 6990s you might as well throw in a third monitor. One 6990 is already overkill for just 1080p
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If you get 2 6990s you might as well throw in a third monitor. One 6990 is already overkill for just 1080p
This man speaks the truth.
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i see your point but i would rather shell out for 2x6990's now and upgrade my GPU in 2-3 years.

i am space restricted so i cant do 3 monitors.

but 2x6990 in CF i would plug both monitor cables into the top card or a cable to each card??
    
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Hello Fellow Enthusiasts,

Basically as you can see in my Sig my rig is called "The Beast" and i have everything except a GPU.

My problem.
I want to play games using CF and still have dual monitors just have one monitor with the game and the other i imagine can just not be used. Is this how it works or am i totally wrong.

I imagine using one 6990 there will be no problems but there is a good chance i will be getting 2x6990.

Please explain as I am constantly finding conflicting reports on the interwebz.

And if there is a post already out there. Just a link will do

Thanks in advance
If you playing games do a 6990 with 6970 Tri-fire. So far it works out better, Unless newer drivers help Quadfire.

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If you get 2 6990s you might as well throw in a third monitor. One 6990 is already overkill for just 1080p
+1

Im getting a 6990 because of my 5760x1080 Eyefinity
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i see your point but i would rather shell out for 2x6990's now and upgrade my GPU in 2-3 years.

i am space restricted so i cant do 3 monitors.

but 2x6990 in CF i would plug both monitor cables into the top card or a cable to each card??
1 6990 can do 5 screens!
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HD 6990 CrossFireX for 1920x1080 = EPIC FAIL

HD 6990 CrossFireX for 5760x1080 = EPIC WIN
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To awnser your original qeustion and not coming back what is better for you to buy...

You hook up both monitors to the first [top] card.

You will play games at 1 screen [standard windows desktop here while not gaming offcourse] and on the 2nd screen you have your desktop extended.
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