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I currently have my 5970 and 5870 under water. But realizing that Im probably going to get a third monitor to game on. The resolution will be 5040x1050 or 1680x3150 (my first monitor wasnt HD ). I know that I really only have 1gb of video memory.. but the new 6950/70 have 2gb per card.

Would I be better off keeping my Tri-fire setup with 1gb or getting X-fire 6950/70 that has 2gb? Keep in mind that my setup is under water with an additional gpu. I only have 2 pci slots.

What would you guys recommend I do? Im kind of torn between these two.. Or is there something else that would be more beneficial for me to get/upgrade from instead?
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definitely 2gb at that resolution.
    
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You already have invested a bit of money, so try seeing if you can get by w/o any AA. There's no sense in dumping it until it actually stops working well for you.
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Although the 6xxx would perfom better with 2gb at that resolution, I don't think it'd be worth spending the money on the new cards and waterblocks.
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The 1gb of vram is a major bottle neck in my setup. 2gb would be nice
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lol wut? ^^ninja'd!
Edited by tsm106 - 3/29/11 at 11:47am
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Try turning down the AA and run with what you have. It's a nice setup and swaping cards would take time and money.
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all very true statements you have given. Thanks. I dont even have the 3rd monitor yet- let alone if my desk can handle a third. lol.

Thanks!

Edit: so would it even be worth my time buying a 3rd monitor? Or what..
Edited by tlxxxsracer - 3/29/11 at 11:53am
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