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Old 06-26-11, 07:28 AM   #39
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Default Re: debating a second gtx 590 or two gtx 580 3gb's

Originally Posted by Roadhog View Post,10742.html

ATI relevant gaming cards for multi-monitor....
1GB: 6770, 6790, 6850, 6870, 6950
2GB: 6990, 6970, 6950

Hell, I could even go back to the 5 series for multi monitor support on a single GPU if I wanted.

Though, even you said that 1 gpu is worthless for eyefinity and surround gaming... So, that leaves us with... hmm... 6990 and 590... 2GB vs 1.5GB. Also, don't you need SLI for surround gaming too? So that pretty much removes every gpu from your list except the 590.

Also, what are you talking about excluding previous gen? Hard to exclude something that is already featured. Unless you want to go all the way to the 4000 series. lol.

I don't think that Sapphire demo of 3d Surround is a commercially available product, I could find no review of it. As far as those Zalman monitors go, I did find the calibration of dodgy 3rd party software necessary, the glare, and the loss of half of your horizontal resolution make that a less than optimal 3d path.

I think we both know 1GB cards in Crossfire aren't a relevant solution for multimonitor gaming, which happens at 50X10, 57X10, 57X12, and 75X16.

I started at 1.5GB because that will handle 95% of 50X10 and 57X10 4X AA gaming, which is probably 95%+ of surround gaming.
intel 990X + 2 X EVGA 3GB GTX580 + 3 X Acer GD235Hz
3D Vision Surround

Rig 2:
intel 2500K + NVIDIA GTX590 + Dell 3007 WFPHC

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