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5770 & Dual 20" Monitors

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Hey everyone,

I currently run 2 19" CRTs in extended desktop mode with my single 5770 which runs at 970/1350/1.1V. This means that I currently game at 1280x1024.

I am planning on buying TWO 20" Acer Widescreen LED-Backlit Monitors at 1600 x 900 and running them in extended desktop mode (NOT Eyefinity). ($99.99 at Office Depot)

Best Buy also has 21.5" Acers for $99.99, but I think I would be pushing it with the 5770.

I was wondering if my gaming performance will take a hit bigger than 5% or so.

Please let me know.

Thank you,
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post #2 of 7
(((1280x1024)/(1600x900))x100)-100=how many % of your performance less.
    
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I did that math already, but I was not sure if the relation is linear or not and if other factors come into play.

Thanks anyway.
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Anyone else care to comment or share his knowledge?
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Ive been running 21.5+23 inch monitors on my single 5770 for 3 months. I never ran it with just a single monitor, but i dont think you will see any difference. most games i played turn the second screen black anyways so it doesn't have to render that screen.
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Ok i was running THREE monitors on a single 5750 for almost a year.
It all worked fine.

Maxing every game i played Not cryis obviouly. Now on my 5770 its a huge improvment. You will be fine.
    
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Thanks a lot guys for your inputs!
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