Looking to run 3 monitors.

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Hey, i was looking at running three monitors, and I'm stuck between getting another 2gb 670, or just getting a 7970 with 3gb frame buffer. I mostly play, cod, bf3, and crysis at 1920x1080, but obviously with three monitors i would be running 5760x1080.
 

night_2004

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If I remember correctly, HardOCP reviews pointed out there was minimal performance differences between a 2GB buffer on nVidia and a 3GB RAM buffer on AMD cards. You already have the GTX 670 -- if one of those does not do what you want at 3x1920x1080 than I doubt a 7970 (which might be a tad faster) would do much for you either.

Stick with the 670 and/or add a 2nd GTX 670 for SLI.
 

nissanztt90

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Try it with a single 670 first. You may be surprised. Also, I went eyefinity 2 years ago with 6950's in crossfire. I found pretty quickly that while FPS went up with 2 cards, gameplay and fluidity went down...not much but it was noticably smoother with a single card despite significantly lower FPS.
 

LigTasm

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I've been running surround at 5760x1200 for a while on a single 680 2GB and it worked fine, BF3 included. Running it now on a 7970 and I notice no difference at all to be honest.
 

CthulhuDreams

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I have tested 5760x1080 on 680 2gb and 7970 3gb. you seriously cant feel the difference between 2gb and 3gb vram.
 

gibsx

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I have tested 5760x1080 on 680 2gb and 7970 3gb. you seriously cant feel the difference between 2gb and 3gb vram.

Seriously you can't feel the difference at this moment but I would say, down the road, when the technology of the game vastly developed, you will notice the difference. For safe, go with the 7970. I'm not biased to a particular company (I myself currently using GTX 570) but for the extra 1 gb you safe there. Nevertheless if you put a trigger on 680 4gb, then you have to toss a coin lol
 

Magiashkii

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Would I be better off getting a dual gpu card like a Radeon 5790 or a single gpu card 7970 to run triple screen setup?
 
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