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Old July 7, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Talking Nvidia Surround question?

Hey guys,

I'm getting a GTX 680 and am thinking about using Nvidia Surround. I have one 23" Acer slim 1080P monitor at the moment and wan't to add 2 more.

Acer S230HL 23IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 100000000:1 5MS DVI VGA - Acer - ET.VS0HP.002 this is the monitor here, will it work for Surround?


Also from experiance how much do you enjoy using Surround? how is it for games?


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Old July 7, 2012, 05:41 PM
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its not about the pleasure for gaming on surround its about the pleasure of having surround bragging rights...well for me atleast :)
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Old July 7, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Hey,

It's not about bragging rights to me..though i would :p But does it add to your gaming experiance?
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Old July 7, 2012, 09:05 PM
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I'd recommend against trying to do nvidia surround or amd eyefinity on a single graphics card at high graphical settings. The reason is, 3 monitor gaming taxes your single card 3 times as much, severely lowering your frames. I'd only recommend sli/x-fire or tri if you plan to do 3 monitor gaming with all the eye candy on.
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Old July 7, 2012, 09:39 PM
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in all seriousness:

GTX 6XX series for <1080p
HD 7XXX series for >1080p

bang for buck.
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Old July 7, 2012, 09:58 PM
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The reviews i have read show the GTX 680 preforming well with 3 montiors with all or most eye candy on. no lower then 40 FPS in most new games. Then again i'm not to picky if i have to turn some things down untill i throw another 680 in.
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Old July 8, 2012, 01:11 AM
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My GTX 670 was running BF3 great on high settings. So I would say you can get away with single card surround if you don't need to have max settings.
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Old July 8, 2012, 06:46 AM
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The reviews i have read show the GTX 680 preforming well with 3 montiors with all or most eye candy on. no lower then 40 FPS in most new games. Then again i'm not to picky if i have to turn some things down untill i throw another 680 in.
Personally that's not amazing frame rate and at times you may notice some dips in performance. Up until this generation I was running dual cards for 3 monitor gaming due in part to the reasons I previously mentioned.

I rathered having 60+ FPS at all times with 2 cards, then the chance of stuttering/lag/sub 40 fps with all the eye candy maxed.
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Old July 8, 2012, 08:30 AM
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i know 40 FPS isn't amazing but i can get that to 60+ by turning down some Settings. Then when i can throw in a second GTX 680 and own those 3 monitors :P
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Old July 8, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Yep, that's why I'm advocating/recommending dual cards over singles, and well warning you at the same time.
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