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I'm getting another monitor and I was wondering if I would be able to game on both of the screens. Would I need to get a better video card? Or maybe just crossfire them?
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i can play games just fine on my 5770 with 2 1920x1080 monitors. though i'm only playing mmorpgs like aion and occasionally nfs shift
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Eyefinity is capable of being run with two monitors. But if you think about it, it really isn't feasible, because the monitor bezels will run right down the middle of your screen, resulting in a horrible gaming experience. It's possible though.
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You don't need a better card, if the XFX 5850 1GB in your sig is what you use.
I game at 3840x1024 on three monitors (1x24 and 2x19)
I could still pretty much max every game EXEPT for BFBC2, crysis 1/warhead

And this was with my 5750, i haven't even really tried any Eyefinity gaming with the 5770. (Mainly due to the BROKEN presets on CCC preventing me from properly switching from Extended to Eyefinity)

I wouldn't really spend the extra money on Eyefintiy gaming, as its a good idea but it just doesn't work. I only have it because i just had some monitors laying around...
    
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You don't need a better card, if the XFX 5850 1GB in your sig is what you use.
I game at 3840x1024 on three monitors (1x24 and 2x19)
I could still pretty much max every game EXEPT for BFBC2, crysis 1/warhead

And this was with my 5750, i haven't even really tried any Eyefinity gaming with the 5770. (Mainly due to the BROKEN presets on CCC preventing me from properly switching from Extended to Eyefinity)

I wouldn't really spend the extra money on Eyefintiy gaming, as its a good idea but it just doesn't work. I only have it because i just had some monitors laying around...

Gaming isnt the only reason I'm buying another monitor, but thank you for your input.
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Well your thread title was "Gaming on 2 1920x1080 monitors"
And yes, i didn't initially upgrade to 2 screens for gaming, its a hugely helpful Photo editing, video editing, etc.

But some people would do it just for gaming.. and i don't really think its worth it.
    
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Eyefinity is capable of being run with two monitors. But if you think about it, it really isn't feasible, because the monitor bezels will run right down the middle of your screen, resulting in a horrible gaming experience. It's possible though.
How come I can't do it?
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To make an eyefinity group just right click on 1 screen > create group.
    
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How come I can't do it?
Well think about it. With three screens, you have the center screen to display the HUD and have the entire game centered on.

With two screens, you're staring straight ahead at a bezel where the game will be split into two. FPS games would be almost unplayable since games are centered across both screens, with the bezels in the dead center.
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