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Old 12-31-11, 08:40 PM   #131
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Default Re: Official Radeon 7970 Review and discussion thread

Originally Posted by Muppet View Post
My point was that even though ATI can do Eyefinity on a reference single GPU card and Nvidia doesn't ATM, it not playable at 5700x1200 with all the bells and whistles. In other words, you need a dual GPU system for the latest games out there. So in other words it really is a mute point about surrround needing 2 cards.
Yep I know, just adding to your point. Amazingly enough, I've seen people that harp on the gtx580 "not having enough VRAM for 57x10 gaming" say ATi's single gpu surround is "a huge advantage!". Out of 1.5 gb of VRAM and any existing single gpu surround, I could tell you which is far more limited.(hint: it isn't 1.5gb). Now if I were looking for the fastest card next week, obviously these are it.
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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