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Cheapest GPU to run triple screens in racing simulator

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got it working with a 4870 and 4850 in the same system, disabled crossfire, two monitors driven by the 4870 and one by the 4850. run applications in a window and it works.

 

wants a little more power... and the third monitor being mismatched gives me the shits. 1440x900 on the third.

 

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So for some reason I have a racing simulator in my spare room... 

 

I have three monitors for it however my current sim rig specs only allow for two screens due to my 4870 only having 2xDVI out. In the future I intend to replace the monitors with an Oculus Rift but until CV1 is released I think three screens is better than two - given the bezel is down the fekking middle of the displays

 

so I want to buy a GPU that will be suited to both triple 1080 and in the future an OrCV1 - I know Nvidia have some VR frame rendering hacks to reduce latency? but not sure if this is 970/980 exclusive - be mindfull that I am playing Live For Speed and iRacing - both are NOT graphically demanding games.

 

What is the cheapest GPU I can buy that will run triple screens in racing sims

 

Current specs:

Intel i5-750

Biostar T5-P55 mobo

4gb ddr3

ATI HD4870 1GB GDDR5 

 

 

Here is the simulator, in all of its box-steel glory:

 

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270X 4GB, would be my recommendation.

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290 should easily max out every racing sim at that resolution, you will probably be able to even go 280(x) as well as 3x 1080p isn't super hard to run (not saying it's easy either) and racing games are almost always incredibly easy to drive (relative to things like Crysis). 

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For Nvidia, the 600 series is the first ones I think. Something like a 660/Ti would do quite well. AMD's earlier and cheaper cards require adapters to run three monitors, so I wouldn't recommend them ad they're a fair bit of hassle. 

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GTX 760 4GB, Hands down.

 

I had one myself and played Assetto Corsa on medium settings and The Crew on high at 60fps.

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I'd think a R9 290/x 4GB should do it. I don't game at those resolutions, but I think those cards should be able to handle it.

 

cool simulator by the way man. Zoolander is also a great movie  :lol:

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290 should easily max out every racing sim at that resolution, you will probably be able to even go 280(x) as well as 3x 1080p isn't super hard to run (not saying it's easy either) and racing games are almost always incredibly easy to drive (relative to things like Crysis). 

Massive overkill for what he needs. Live for Speed was released in 2003 and the other in 2008. Racing games aren't demanding as they are, these two don't require anything near a 290.

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GTX 760 4GB, Hands down.

 

I had one myself and played Assetto Corsa on medium settings and The Crew on high at 60fps.

Can get a 290 for the same price/cheaper, 760 4GB is a useless card.

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I'd think a R9 290/x 4GB should do it. I don't game at those resolutions, but I think those cards should be able to handle it.

 

cool simulator by the way man. Zoolander is also a great movie  :lol:

Again, massive overkill. He could do it with a 660Ti/670 probably. 

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R9 280x or a HD7970 would do the trick. 

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Again, massive overkill. He could do it with a 660Ti/670 probably. 

 

I'm probably just looking too far ahead

 

R9 290 is not a bad deal though.

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Can get a 290 for the same price/cheaper, 760 4GB is a useless card.

 

Useless? I'm sorry but that's a pretty ignorant statement.

 

He's not looking for anything uBeR pOwErFuL, (or power consuming lolz). I also noticed the lack of Nvidia recommendations, so I thought I'd throw one out there.

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Useless? I'm sorry but that's a pretty ignorant statement.

 

He's not looking for anything uBeR pOwErFuL, (or power consuming lolz). I also noticed the lack of Nvidia recommendations, so I thought I'd throw one out there.

Obsolete is maybe the word I'm looking for?

But why buy a $270 760 4GB when you can get a 290(x) for the same price and it'll utterly destroy the 760?

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This instead of getting a 760 4 GB op should get a 7970 or 280x which is much better.

Tru dat homie

I didn't notice the games OP was playing so I figured he would be playing relatively intensive games like Project Cars/Assetto Corsa, so a 280(x) or even lower would definitely do great for things like iRacing. 

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Obsolete is maybe the word I'm looking for?

But why buy a $270 760 4GB when you can get a 290(x) for the same price and it'll utterly destroy the 760?

 

No idea where you live man, but in my area I'm seeing 4GB 760's for around $200.

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For Nvidia, the 600 series is the first ones I think. Something like a 660/Ti would do quite well. AMD's earlier and cheaper cards require adapters to run three monitors, so I wouldn't recommend them ad they're a fair bit of hassle. 

Every card since the HD 5xxx series supports 3 displays. Series 6 and onward suport 6 eyefinity

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No idea where you live man, but in my area I'm seeing 4GB 760's for around $200.

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PCPartpicker shows otherwise (murica)

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Alright: 

 

Ebay pricing as follows

 

$195 aud - 760

$200 aud - 660 (2 votes)

$210 aud - 270x

$230 aud - 280 (2 votes)

$235 aud - 7970

$310 aud - 290 (4 votes)

 

Someone wanna find the best performance per dollar in teh list for me?

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http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2013/07/25/pushing-the-12k-pc-gaming-boundary-at-1-5-billion-pixels-per-second/

 

This guy got 4k eyefinity going with a 280x, so a 280x or better should be just fine for 1080p eyefinity.

 

I vote 290 though.

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also I am unaware of future racing sims coming out that I will want to run, so if eg. Project Cars is going to want some grunt then this is something I need to know

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