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BVickery February 7, 2013 08:35 AM

Friends new system
 
Ok, friend is putting together a nice new system.

Originally she wanted 660 (NON-ti) to run dual 30-32" monitors. I am thinking a 670 at min. and possibly even a 680. Got a few thinking the 660 will be fine.

As far as resolutions looking at either 2560x1600 (30") Not sure on the 32".

great_big_abyss February 7, 2013 08:51 AM

is she gaming? What is she doing with the rig? If she's not gaming, a 660 will be more than enough to run dual 32" monitors.

SugarJ February 7, 2013 08:52 AM

What resolutions are the monitors and what is she running on them?

For ordinary office use, I've got a site that runs dual 1920x1080 monitors off a HD4350 with no problems. Gaming use, I'd tend to agree that a 670 would be required for decent frame rates in most modern games.

Soullessone21 February 7, 2013 08:53 AM

I have used my 660 TF OC to run 2 27" 1080p screens and it didnt do half bad if I had to pay for the card I would of bumped up to the 660 ti for 2 screens.

BVickery February 7, 2013 08:58 AM

As I said, this is for a gaming rig. And she does like her eye candy.

SugarJ February 7, 2013 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVickery (Post 689048)
Ok, friend is putting together a nice new system.

Originally she wanted 660 (NON-ti) to run dual 30-32" monitors. I am thinking a 670 at min. and possibly even a 680. Got a few thinking the 660 will be fine.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVickery (Post 689059)
As I said, this is for a gaming rig. And she does like her eye candy.

Actually, you didn't say. That's why 2 people asked. :whistle:

And I agree with you, 670 or up.

Edit: Although I'd really be tempted to go with a 7970.

Soullessone21 February 7, 2013 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 689061)
Actually, you didn't say. That's why 2 people asked. :whistle:

And I agree with you, 670 or up.

Edit: Although I'd really be tempted to go with a 7970.

Agreed there for multi LCD I think AMD does it a bit better but thats just me, I still use my 6970 for 3 LCDS any day over even my 680 I sold on here as it AMD seems to handle the multi screen setup better.

BVickery February 7, 2013 09:11 AM

Thanks a ton.

Dzzope February 7, 2013 11:16 AM

7970 all the way for that res, better value and the 3GB will be used (if not right away then at minimum in a year or so)

GalaxyTech February 8, 2013 11:33 AM

I personally think the ultimate bang for the buck right now is an SLI setup with a pair of our GTX 660 GCs:

Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 GC 1006MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
Amazon.com: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 GC 2 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 DVI/DVI/HDMI/DP SLI Ready Graphics Card 66NPH7DN6ZVZ: Computers & Accessories
Newegg.com - Galaxy 66NPH7DN6ZVZ GeForce GTX 660 GC 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I tested these myself for a while and I can't think of any other time I've run in SLI without any heat issues whatsoever despite my having no space between cards. For less than $400 total they also gave about 20% more performance on average than a single overclocked 680. I was really impressed overall.


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