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Why can't Quad SLI 590's run 2D surround in BF3 using 3 120hz AW22310 Alienware monitors
Monday, May 14, 2012 12:19 PM
I have 3 Alienware AW2310 23" 120hz Monitors in 2D Surround running with Quad SLI on 2 EVGA GTX 590 Classifieds. With one monitor in BF3 I am getting an average of 190 fps in BF3 on Ultra settings. When I hook up the other 2 monitors my frame rate drops to 15 fps at the same Ultra settings and I can get as high as 40 fps if I drop the video quality to low but it becomes so choppy that it is unplayable. Is this what I have to look forward to? I have spent 2k on monitors and a stand not to mention the 2 590's. I find it hard to believe that 2 of nvidia's supposed flagship models 6 months ago are unable to run BF3 at Ultra settings on this setup. Is the game just too much for this combination of monitors and cards? One of the guru's at overclock.net said I would have to upgrade to 3 7970's or 3 680's to get the kind of performance that I want. Is that true and should I just throw in the towel on the quad sli 590's? Is there something else I can try to be able to play this on 3 120Hz screens with high or ultra graphic settings?
My current system is an ASUS P8Z68 MB with an I7 2700k OC'd to 4.7g on water, 16 Gig Ram, 1200W HC Antec Power Supply, Win 7-64 and 2 ea 120g Corsair Force GT's in raid 0. I also use a Corsair HAF X 932 Advanced case. I always run my cards at stock settings and keep my fans at 95% all the time using EVGA Precision. Temps on the cards run 25-30C idle and 60-65C under full load.
Any ideas out there, I followed all the instructions from Nvidia for hooking it up and Im sure im using the right connections.