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?
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#2kill2thisPosted 9/11/2013 11:54:54 AM
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.
#3MasterDonGeroPosted 9/11/2013 12:10:15 PM
3 or more monitors require you to use the DisplayPort.
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#4reincarnator07Posted 9/11/2013 12:35:28 PM
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. --- Fan of metal? Don't mind covers? Check out my youtube and give me some feedback http://www.youtube.com/sircaballero
#5kill2thisPosted 9/11/2013 1:16:28 PM
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.