Last edited by Flcrewpolo; 2011-12-01 at 03:06 AM.
But that's a nice build, good work with the sleeving. Dual 6870's should smash through any game...at normal resolutions. So unless you're running a 1600p or too many displays, I'd say wait till GTX600 series. I would never recommend a 590 or 6990 to anyone due to the headaches dual-GPU cards can give. A friend of mine works at the local PC store and he's lost count of the 590/6990 RMA's they've had, said it's almost as bad as the GTX295 days (that card...seriously).
i run eyefinity for bf3 and mw3 and some wow widescreen
also do some video/photo editing
also planning on picking up 3 of the 27" apple high rez 2560x1600 monitors soon
So 7680x1600 in the end? At that resolution I wouldn't go with anything less than SLI 580 Lightning for 6gb total VRAM, and even then I think you would struggle to run any higher than Medium-High in BF3.
In fact that resolution is so stupidly high I'd wait around for dual 7970s or GTX680 Lightnings. The monitors are superb for video/photo work but you're basically shooting yousrelf in the foot as far as gaming goes, IMO I'd be happy running stuff like BF3/Crysis on the middle monitor only.
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Not sure why it double posted my apology!
Last edited by Flcrewpolo; 2011-12-01 at 04:05 AM. Reason: double post
I seriously do love the way all of those red components look (I'm sure it's hella fast too, but who cares about speed if it looks good, right?). I'm not quite sure about that purple neon though....
Too much talk of saggy tubes in this thread imo.
Who makes the boxes that people so commonly put next to their power supply? To hide the cables and achieve a cleaner look. Or is it not for that at all and has some other purpose?
It's because memory channels are quite dense, most of the circuit work on the PCB is memory channels into the GPU. It might be easier on a dual gpu card, but I don't see how it would ever be possible through an SLI/Crossfire bridge without seriously increasing the density of it's tracks. Shared memory channels on a single card with multiple GPU's would also lead to a staggering increase in it's footprint.
Might be possible in the future with higher density VRAM modules, smaller GPU construction processes and better materials used in the circuits allowing for them to be smaller with the same thermal and electrical characteristics. Or some sort of shared on board memory controller (similar idea as a RAID controller) that controlled how the GPU's access the VRAM, but that could add a performance overhead that's not acceptable right now.
Last edited by Tradewind; 2011-12-01 at 07:54 PM.