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My brother is considering upgrading his monitor to a 1920x1080 monitor. He said that he may go with the asus 23" 120hz monitor. I was going to get him a gtx 460 if he went with a normal 1920x1080 but now I am wondering if it will be enough for 3d gaming.

 

So my question is would a gtx 460 overclocked be enough to play modern games in 1920x1080 even in 3d?

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for starters i wouldnt buy a card soley to run games in 3d as just about every review ive seen say the same thing... nothing but massive problems... as for performance.. i doubt it..

 

i wouldnt expect a 5850 of mine to do that sorta res in 3d or in my case 3 screens and expect everything to run nicely... thats why i got 2...

 

if budget allows... get a better card...

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I don't see this happening unless you run two of them in SLI.

 

Ok, well I wasn't trying to spend that much, so what if I just gave him my 295 from my P55 rig since I hardly ever use it? Anyone know of any problems with 3d vision and the 200 series cards. I know he wont have dx11 but its a hell of a lot better than the gts 250 he has now.

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Ok, well I wasn't trying to spend that much, so what if I just gave him my 295 from my P55 rig since I hardly ever use it? Anyone know of any problems with 3d vision and the 200 series cards. I know he wont have dx11 but its a hell of a lot better than the gts 250 he has now.

 

 

A GTX 295 should be fine. This review has a pretty good handle on the performance hit. It essentially concludes that you will take a 50% performance hit when using 3d depending on the AA/AF settings and resolution etc. (although they were using a lower end card.)

 

The 460 would be OK as well depending on the game. You might have to drop some of the eye candy settings and maybe the resolution a bit to get playable frame rates. They overclock well so that would help a bit.

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Ok, well I wasn't trying to spend that much, so what if I just gave him my 295 from my P55 rig since I hardly ever use it? Anyone know of any problems with 3d vision and the 200 series cards. I know he wont have dx11 but its a hell of a lot better than the gts 250 he has now.

the 295 is better than an overclocked 460 1GB so do that (or give it to me and he can have my 4870x2 :P )

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To test performance, you could try running dual monitors in games (yes, practically this is a terrible idea since the crosshair will be right at your bezel). Since 3d displays are rendering two frames for every one frame, running dual monitors should give you a good approximation of what kind of performance you would get using a 3d vision setup.

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the 295 is better than an overclocked 460 1GB so do that (or give it to me and he can have my 4870x2 :P )

 

Nice try :no:

 

 

To test performance, you could try running dual monitors in games (yes, practically this is a terrible idea since the crosshair will be right at your bezel). Since 3d displays are rendering two frames for every one frame, running dual monitors should give you a good approximation of what kind of performance you would get using a 3d vision setup.

 

I thought nvidia surround was limited to a 3 display minimum?

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the 295 is a much better card last time i checked hahah definately give him that :)

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I personally pit my 4870x2 against my cousin's OC'd 460 and I still beat it (obviously not counting physx or DX11 titles). If the 460 won I would have taken it and gave her my card :P.

And since the 295>4870x2, it's definitely a better option if they don't mind having no dx11 (which I don't care about too much yet since even dx10 is still hit or miss)

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