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2 years ago#1
Quick question

Current GPU is 5770; I'm building a new rig in the next few months.

Looking at the 770 GTX or the 7970. Price has no bearing on this at all as I am going to be getting a second card in Jan or March to SLI or Crossfire depending on the first. Also I already have 96% of the games in the AMD bundles.

Here's the thing though. My current GPU supports dual monitors without the use of a display port. I need dual monitors for my work.

The newer AMD cards ( as far as I can tell ) need a display port for a second monitor.

The 770's don't have this restriction; which is why I'm leaning more towards that card.

Do they come with the adapter at all? Or is it a separate purchase? At Canada computers the savings on the 7970's are mediocre ( $30 ) and they would be almost useless since Display ports cost anywhere from $20 up over here.

If there are any brands that include the adapter; can you guys let me know which they are?

Cheers.
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2 years ago#2
AMD cards don't require display port for dual screen previously had a 7870, close friend has 770. As far as the upgrade goes I was also torn between 770/7970 ( i have all the games in bundle) and I went for the 770 couldn't be happier for the price.
2 years ago#3
3 or more monitors require you to use the DisplayPort.

SLI is better than Crossfire at the moment.
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2 years ago#4
Running 2 displays at the moment using HDMI and DVI with zero issues whatsoever on my 7870. That said, if you are looking at a dual card setup, I wouldn't even look at AMD to be honest.
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2 years ago#5
kill2this posted...
AMD cards don't require display port for dual screen previously had a 7870, close friend has 7970. As far as the upgrade goes I was also torn between 770/7970 ( i have all the games in bundle) and I went for the 770 couldn't be happier for the price.


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