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AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series x 2 Need Upgrade?

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Hello,

I wanted to upgrade my two 20" monitors to a single 34" monitor until I realized my two AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series cards don't support that monitor.

My system is as follows:

Processor    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

OS Name    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Version    10.0.17763 Build 17763

System Type    x64-based PC

BaseBoard Product    P8P67 DELUXE

BaseBoard Version    Rev 1.xx

Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    16.0 GB

Total Virtual Memory    32.0 GB


My question is what card or cards would work best to run Chief x6 (and later the new version) on my system which I imagine is an old school system by now, but is what I've got.

Thank you!

Todd

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...and yes cost matters maybe mid to mid high range, Thanks!

Todd

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HI Todd , missed this earlier.....you don't say why your Videocard isn't supported?  but I would suggest a Single Nvidia Gaming card like a 1060 6GB or the newer 1660 6GB/8GB , as CA does not support SLI (two V.cards) , you are lucky as VideoCards have come down alot in Price recently.

 

do some research on your motherboard 1st and make sure it can support the newer PCIe Specs of new Cards though, as it looks like it maybe PCIe 2x only , and while the new Cards would be backward Compatible I am not sure they would operate at their Full potential as the would with PCIe 3x , but likely okay for CA ( it's not a 3D game)

 

https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Motherboards/P8P67_DELUXE/

 

Personally I currently use EVGA VideoCards and find their Forum is a good place to get advice...maybe copy and paste your 1st post over there...with a link to the MB too.

 

https://forums.evga.com/EVGA-GeForce-10-Series-f103.aspx

 

M.

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Kbird1,

The purpose of upgrading my GPU(s) was I want to use a larger monitor and my two 6900s do not support a monitor that size.  Also later this year, or next, I intend to upgrade to X11 or the subsequent X12.  as you mentioned when you upgrade the GPU you may need to upgrade your motherboard excetera excetera kind of the rabbit hole I'm trying to avoid if possible but it may be unavoidable. As a side note that free upgrade copy of Windows 10 I may end up having to purchase if I switch out the motherboard.

I will definitely re-post my original post on this as you suggested to the link you provided, that will be helpful!

Thanks for your help I'll keep you updated and may have another qustion or two for you if you don't mind?

 

Thank you,

Todd

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2 minutes ago, talock said:

I want to use a larger monitor and my two 6900s do not support a monitor that size

 

One can't do 2560x1440 or 4K I assume?

 

I would ask over on EVGA as i mentioned as the Card may work fine for CA on the Old MB and you can move it too a new computer in a year or two ...in which case buy the best you can afford now ... I have a 1070Ti at the moment ad am happy with it ...... I think it is being phased out so you may find one on Sale somewhere , EVGA also sell B-Stock direct on there Website.

 

M.

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This what I found on my cards:

 

    DisplayPort 1.2
        Max resolution: 2560x1600 per display
        Multi-Stream Transport
        21.6 Gbps bandwidth
        High bit-rate audio
    HDMI® (With 3D, Deep Color and x.v.Color™)
        Max resolution: 1920x1200  
    Dual-link DVI with HDCP
        Max resolution: 2560x1600

    VGA

     Max resolution: 2048x1536

 

Unfortunately the montior I'm looking at is 3440 X 1440, LG 34UC80-B 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide. Although I have not made my mind completly, as you know I have to put the whole puzzle togherther to see what else may need to be upgraded...what size of worms am I jumping into here? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074JKT894/ref=cm_wl_huc_continue

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31 minutes ago, talock said:

This what I found on my cards:

 

    DisplayPort 1.2
        Max resolution: 2560x1600 per display
        Multi-Stream Transport
        21.6 Gbps bandwidth
        High bit-rate audio
    HDMI® (With 3D, Deep Color and x.v.Color™)
        Max resolution: 1920x1200  
    Dual-link DVI with HDCP
        Max resolution: 2560x1600

    VGA

     Max resolution: 2048x1536

 

Unfortunately the montior I'm looking at is 3440 X 1440, LG 34UC80-B 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide. Although I have not made my mind completly, as you know I have to put the whole puzzle togherther to see what else may need to be upgraded...what size of worms am I jumbing into here? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074JKT894/ref=cm_wl_huc_continue

 

I decided not to get curved for cad work and also went 2560x1440 (which your card can handle by the looks) due to the size of Icons and Text on a 4K I tried 1st. I have since purchased 2 more while I could ( with visa points) so all 3 are exactly the same....

 

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-Definition-Designer-BL3200PT-2560x1440/dp/B00ITORMNM/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Benq+BL3200PT&qid=1553467343&s=electronics&sr=1-5-catcorr

 

The New Version is this one :

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-PD3200Q-Designer-2560x1440-Animation/dp/B01MS09LQX/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Benq+BL3200PT&qid=1553467522&s=electronics&sr=1-1-catcorr

 

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Without looking into the specs you listed too much, I'm guessing your system is over 5 years old by now, just from the processor model number alone.  A lot of things have changed in 5 years, and it might be best to get looking into a full new system.  When I upgraded to X9 about 2 years ago, my 5 year old system could barely keep up.

 

Edit:  that processor is 8 year old technology, even if it was purchased much more recently.  

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Hi Kevin,

Yes unfortunately you are correct about 5+ years old.  Thanks for the advice I may end up doing just that.

 

Todd

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