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Well, what resolution are the screens you're running?
It just says Extreme Res!

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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I think you'll have some hassles getting a 3gb and 1.5gb card to work in SLi. It's probably possible (perhaps through flashing the 3gb card w/the 1.5gb card bios or something like that) but even if you get it to work, you will only have 1.5GB of effective vram capacity so it'd be a waste.

If your present card is a 1.5gb there's absolutely no point or potential gain to be had by getting a 3gb card to do SLi with it instead of another 1.5GB card. Only headaches and waste

In case you haven't figured it out yet, the symbol of a single quote (') stands for feet. The double quote (") stands for inches. And really the size of the monitor is irrelevant, all that matters is the resolution ... so it'd be more helpful if you listed that in your sig.
    
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It's resolution, not size.

A 27" 1080p screen isn't harder to run than a 22" 1080p screen.
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Originally Posted by razr m3 View Post
You obviously missed what he was talking about. In the OP's sig rig he lists his monitors in feet instead of inches and that's what he was pointing out.
Thank you.

@OP: If you're playing at 1600p or considering a surround setup, the 3GB card is well worth the investment. I play at 1440p and I've already had my VRAM usage exceed 1.5GB at times.

You would need 2 of them to take advantage of the extra memory though. SLIing cards with different VRAM totals scales the usage down to the amount on the smallest card.
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Yeah but they are 27 and 32 foot, its not funny I cant get playable FPS, and they get all wet because they are half outside.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
I'm sorry what!?!? You have 30' monitors and half of them are outside and they get wet? Am I missing something here?
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3gb gtx 580?
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This thread needs some picture verification... you must prove this...


oh btw, am i the only one who thinks when he signs with his user name it seems kinda douchey?? lol

However, you should get something like a gtx 590 and call it a day. enough vram and dual processors to work the load..
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Enough processing power to run the screens, not enough VRAM though. If he really has those screen sizes, the resolutions must be decent. The dual 1.5GB vram of the 590 most likely won't be enough.
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27' 30' = 27 feet 30 feet

27" 30" = 27 inches 30 inches


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I'm sorry what!?!? You have 30' monitors and half of them are outside and they get wet? Am I missing something here?
Its a big issue

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Yeah but they are 27 and 32 foot, its not funny I cant get playable FPS, and they get all wet because they are half outside.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
What on earth are you talking about? How can you have 27 and 30 foot monitors? I could understand if they were projectors and far back to make a 30' screen, but a 30 foot monitor? I find that highly unlikely, and in the off chance you do have one, it was likely very expensive, so why would you have half of it outside?
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