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Eyefinity gaming, one GPU or two?

#1KnetamightPosted 5/31/2012 8:35:22 PM
Just finished my first build, however I'm running on an old video card. It's a Radeon 5770 and I'm currently running two monitors. However, I want to upgrade and get a third monitor... my issue is should I buy dual 6850s or buying one 7850? I don't want to spend more than $300. All the monitors are DVI, so I'm assuming I would have to buy one or two adapters for mini displays.
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#2Snuckie7Posted 5/31/2012 8:37:38 PM
6850CF will be a bit faster but one 7850 would be better in every other way.
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#3SmoboHashPosted 5/31/2012 8:37:54 PM
Two 6850s will perform perform better.
#4BMANZZSPosted 5/31/2012 8:39:29 PM
I'd say the HD7850. Newer tech, lower power consumption, much quieter.
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#5thaandieselPosted 5/31/2012 8:50:12 PM
7850 as well, though the price of cfx 6850's is very attractive. catch a deal with good rebates(even though i hate rebates for obvious reasons) and you can probably bag them for $100 a piece.
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#6Knetamight(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 9:13:23 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

Here's a 7850 for $250

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102959

Also, this 6850 is $179. If I splurge a little more I could grab two of these.
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#7Knetamight(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 9:14:22 PM
Or there's the option of getting two of these for $269 with free shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
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#8Knetamight(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 10:54:26 PM
Bump
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#9DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 10:57:11 PM
7850.
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Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#1060secondAssasinPosted 6/1/2012 1:57:26 AM
this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986
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