AMD Radeon HD 6870 EAH6870 2DI2S 1GD5

alestojkovic

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is this video card the great solution for multiple monitors (in my case 3 monitors) for gaming and expand desktop over all three monitors?
any suggestions my budget is about 300$ for video card?
 

Ninja Pants

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The 6870 will run eyefinity, I have run a setup at 6048x1080 with that card, just fine. Played all games crysis, JC2, BC3, L4D2 and so on with only one exception, that being GTA4 which is just a rubbish game in terms of design and code. Oh and Mirrors Edge only run a low quality due to the badly (on my part) worked hack to get it to work on 3 screens.

However I would not recommend it. If you plan to do some serious gaming and do so into the foreseeable future I would advise looking at the Saphire 2GB 6950 as purple stank mentioned above in your price range.

500W should barely suffice (and only on a quality power supply) depending on the rest of your system (benches seem to indicate at full load a power consumption of between 310-340W). Again however I would not recommend this. Get yourself a decent 700W PSU.
 

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No it doesn't appear so. Not many monitors have built in DP converter/DAC. In order to get the third screen working you will need to purchase an ACTIVE DP-DVI converter (the card linked doesn't come with it either), by the way the card you linked to is only the 1GB version.

The adaptor you need will depend on your resolution, if your running (each single screen) at greater than 1920x1080 you will need a powered adaptor, else just a straight adaptor is fine.
 

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