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Only if you want the bezel correction feature.

So he wants 3 monitors but will only game on one, correct?
He says he mainly wants to play racing games across all 3 screens.


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He says he mainly wants to play racing games across all 3 screens.


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In that case, all displays should be the same resolution, since it looks kinda bad to run LCD monitors on unnative resolutions.
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yeah if he plans to game across 3 screens he wants all 3 the same res and ideally exactly the same make/model of screen.

He will also want to buy a more powerful card than the 6850/70, i would say you need at least a 6950 and ideally a 6970, or ofc a 570 else the performance will really take a horrible hit.
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yeah if he plans to game across 3 screens he wants all 3 the same res and ideally exactly the same make/model of screen.
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Exactly the same model is not a requirement for eyefinity. See my things, 3x different screens.

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or ofc a 570 .
Only supports 2 screens from what I remember...
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Since he wants to game across all 3 I would definitely suggest getting AT LEAST a 2GB 6950. All screens would need to be set at the same resolution.

That active adapter will work, or you can get a Sapphire Flex series card and you don't have to buy an adapter, you can just use the hdmi and dvi ports
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...00101&pid=1099
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I would suggest a large VRAM based card for the High Resolution, if playing racing games at 1080 on each screen thats a total of 5760*1080! Also I suggest buying the same make and model screen and all the screens at the same time to lower the chance of any panel changes or screen revisions that could affect colour/quality when running the system.
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Exactly the same model is not a requirement for eyefinity. See my things, 3x different screens.
I think he wanted to say that it is recommended to have all monitors the same as you won't need to adjust their height and the bezel would be the same..
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post #18 of 22
6990 or 590!

$700 for a card though!
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Exactly the same model is not a requirement for eyefinity. See my things, 3x different screens.



Only supports 2 screens from what I remember...
True hence the use of the word Ideally,


The standard 570 has 2dvi and a hdmi I believe, never mixed input methods before and no idea how it works with surround but I assume that will work across 3 screens.
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im using a sapphire 6950 flashed to 6970 , using a sapphire active adaptor on 3x1080p monitors .. runs all games very well suprisingly , i thought id need xfire to enjoy eyefinity but i can play every game with high detail 5760x1080 with little to no AA of coarse =)

i can play black ops at 6020x1080 maxed out with 8xaa @ 60fps , same as assisins creed brotherhood , nfs shift 2 i play maxed out at 4800x1080 0xaa and same as battle field bad company 2 as they are quite demanding on the gfx card .

get a 6950 or even better a 6970 to enjoy eyefinity with 1 card , 6990 is the best option but way to expensive atm .
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