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    Default Graphics card question.

    Ok. If I have a sabe x79 GTX 690 on 3 screens, with eyefinity, surely my fps will go down on entensive games with custom text packs and shaders if i pump enough render distance into it, it will go down, well I was thinking GTX 670 would boost it and work flawlessly 60 fps no matter what process it is, and to the next 8-16 years of gaming. I want your opinion if you would do this if you had the extra money, or buy something else like a ssd or a few more bits of ram.

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    If you're already have all that then definitely SSD.

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    Well im just wondering if a SLI config will work and I could use 1 graphics card for the engine and the 2nd one for extra fuel..

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    Using two mismatched cards for SLI is not a good idea. (if it works at all)
    Some folks would use the GTX-670 for PhysX processing in some games, (freeing the GTX-690's resources up a little) but not in SLI configuration. Install them both and dedicate the 670 to PhysX processing.

    I have a PNY GTX-570 and a ASUS GTX-570 that work together in SLI, but they are basically the same.

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    Thats a good idea for explosive games and fps games.

    Also I thought the GEFORCE GTXs were all compatible.. :l

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    Carl, I am running dual EVGA GTX690s, eyefinity is only for AMD cards, not Nvidia, however you can run 2-3 monitors

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    well im just on a tablet because my laptop broke, im new to this and im going to research this for a while before i do it so i dont do something wrong and loose an invenstment And ok.
    So im better off getting 3 7970s if I want eyefinity?

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    Well im still confused, if i hook a 690 up to 3 monitors and a play a game on full screen or strectch the screen across will it work?
    Last edited by Carl; 17-05-2013 at 12:33.

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl View Post
    Well im still confused, if i hook a 690 up to 3 monitors and a play a game on full screen or stretch the screen across will it work?
    Yes, it will work. A GTX-690 is an awesome card to use.
    It takes more processing power to run three screens, so in some games, the settings may have to be turned down a little.
    Stan, what is your take on this? Will a single 690 do three screens with all of the Eye-Candy?

    As for Eyefinity, two 7970s should do the trick with three screens.

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    I'm pretty sure Nvidia Surround is basically the same as Eyefinity but for GeForce cards in which case right now I would recommend the 690 or a Titan until AMD figures out their stuttering issues.

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    To be honest with you, Jake would be the best one to answer this question I only run one 30" 2560 x 1600 LCD with all the eye candy on high settings, but I believe Jake reviewed the Asus 690, and his system does run 3 LCDs. My 690s are out of my system, I'm getting ready to pull them apart and add the EK water blocks, the back plates they were waiting on came in Monday, and they shipped out to me today by DHL, so I'm down to one GTX670 in one system, and 1 GTX660Ti PE in the other system with the 27: 2560 x 1440

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    Default Re: Graphics card question.

    Correct, Nvidia's Surround is the equivalent of AMD's Eyefinity. They're basically the same thing: gaming across multiple monitors (usually 3). I have used both but currently use Eyefinity simply because I have AMD cards on my gaming rig (because I use them also for mining )

    The issue isn't whether AMD or Nvidia is better, it's more a question of SLI and CrossFire limitations in certain games. Microstuttering has always been an issue with AMD cards, but it's not always noticeable. Nvidia's SLI has been around longer so it's usually less of an issue with driver compatibility vs game profiles. There can certainly be stuttering issues with SLI.

    So it's not a question of Surround vs Eyefinity. It's a question of SLI (Nvidia) vs CrossFire (AMD). In my experience, AMD was traditionally better. HOWEVER, since the launch of GTX 680 and Kepler, Nvidia FINALLY got their act together for multiple screen gaming. And their solution is very good. It's now a different story. SLI typically works "better" than CrossFire.

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