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pnjunction
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reply to Krisnatharok

Re: Very Specific Math-Based PCIe 3.0 Question

Well i don't see how working up to 3 1080p (i prefer 1920x1200 but close enough) is any easier on the GPU than the 1440p? Also there's really no in-between steps to work through, 2 monitors for gaming doesn't really work you'd pretty much just jump from 1 to 3 at some point.

Not a fan of multi-monitor for gaming anyways, I would just want the most i can get from a single monitor. How much time do people really spend looking at the side monitors in those triple setups?


Krisnatharok
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It's not, was just saying that I'd rather go full blown 3x 1080p than be stuck at a single 1440p. If you don't plan on upgrading monitors again, a single 1440p does fine, but do realize it has twice the pixels of a 1080p monitor and plan your GPU solution accordingly.
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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


kvn864

join:2001-12-18
Sun City, AZ
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The other day I was at Frys reading webpages on 1440p. Realizing that my eyes arent getting any better (and this is with regular reading glasses I am using on my 24) I saw that I will struggle with text if I get the 27. Also now I see that gaming will require an upgrade. I am still running 5870 and it still keeps up with 1920X1200 24 I have. However, I think I would enjoy new 1080p 27, and this is what I have decided to look up in the future, not sure if I need/want 3D, there is still much room to research before I purchase, they are relatively inexpensive. Thanks for the feedback Chris.


bunsenburner
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Charleston, SC
said by kvn864:

I am still running 5870 and it still keeps up with 1920X1200 24 I have.

My GTX680 is somewhere in the middle of the country on an RMA extravaganza (curse you solar activity, neutrinos, cosmic radiation and/or some other such video card destroying invisibility!) and I'm missing it sorely as the 5870 I took out of the drawer to tide me over is getting positively hammered at 1920x1200. Skyrim, GTA IV, Crysis 2, electric boogaloo, et alia, are dropping frames faster than Sally Goodhead's Teflon Jr. prom dress.

And if that were not enough, certain ATi cards do not play well with ACD monitors during POST and I must use the HD3000 in a well overclocked 2600k to access the "BIOS Within The Bowels©" (an inspired, if not stinky, Asus innovation) of a P8Z77-V Deluxe. Yowza!

Man! All this science, I just don't understand...


Krisnatharok
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That sucks man, what company made your 680?


bunsenburner
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Charleston, SC
said by Krisnatharok:

That sucks man, what company made your 680?

EVGA. Things break, it happens, not to worry. They are a wonderful company to deal with. No hold time on the phone, and I mean one ring, no questions asked, very polite, and instant RMA approval. They seem to take customer satisfaction quite seriously and were sincerely apologetic about the card failure.

Asus, on the other hand...


Krisnatharok
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I've had awesome experiences with EVGA. Did you pay for the cross-ship? It's worth it, IMO.


bunsenburner
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I didn't. Would have only made a few days difference. As long as Nvidia keeps designing good cards, I'll be using EVGA again.