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post #11 of 33
Won't that ruin the affect?
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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by Kyleswitch View Post
Sounds like that makes sense. But, wouldnt I be able to select a certain resolution to make it like widescreen. For example, if I dont want it to look like crap I can select a smaller resolution (black bars on top and bottom) to make it look like a widescreen movie, this way there is no difference in each screen?
ya you have to have the same resolution or it looks like poo. when you set the eyefinity up it counts as one solid resolution so if you have liek me 3x 1440x900

you get 4320 x 900
    
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post #13 of 33
nvidia surround = 2 cards / 3 all same size/res monitors
nvida extended desktop = 1 card / any combo of 2 monitors
nvida extended desktop = 2+ cards / any combo of 3 monitors

ati eyefinity = 1+ card/s / 3 monitors
ati eyefinity = 2+ cards / 3+ monitors

i think... o.O
Edited by stuiees - 6/9/11 at 4:48pm
    
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post #14 of 33
Not quite correct- nvidia should also work fine with 4+ monitors in extended desktop. Not what you want for gaming though..
post #15 of 33
you need at least one 2gb or 3gb card for good game play. Even then, you'll won't be able to max some games. Sli or crossfire will improve it drastically, triple will give you that extra push to possibly max out everything. Even with one card, you can max out the settings w/ lower resolutions though. Some people say you can get by with 1.5gb cards, but I recommend 2gb and possible crossifre or sli to get great performance.

If you are on a budget:
Sli GTX 460 2gb
SLI GTX 560 2gb

If you can spend a bit more:
Crossfire 6950 GB

If money is no concern:
6990 4gb
2x 6970 2gb
3x 6950 2gb
2x GTX580 3gb
6990 4gb +6970 2gb
3x 6970 2gb
3x GTX 580 3gb
Edited by wermad - 6/9/11 at 4:55pm
post #16 of 33
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I have a 23inch 1920x1080 and 2 dell 19inch 1280x1024
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post #17 of 33
You are going to need to update your GPU. Either get some GPU's with support for nVidia Vision, or ATi Eyefinity.
     
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post #18 of 33
you can add another 260 if you want 2D surround(gaming on 3 monitors), but the monitors need to be same.....also 260s 896MB of vram will not be enough for 3 monitors, unless you plan on playing @ low to mid game settings with no aa.....how much money you got?
    
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post #19 of 33
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I have a 23inch 1920x1080 and 2 dell 19inch 1280x1024
it will never look right with eyefinity. You can run extended like that but that 3 separate resolutions and you would only play on one screen. i say sell the 23 and find a matching 19
    
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post #20 of 33
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I just found 2 more of the dells for $40-50 each. I think Ill pick those up.

Im not using the gtx 260, its only a crossfire board. I think ill get a 6870 and do 3 monitors off that with a DP adapter then ill add a second 6870 later this summer (birthday is coming up).

Will a single 6870 work for now. I play BC2 on medium settings, wow, minecraft, rift, LF2, etc. Nothing super intense, and I dont really care about maxed settings.
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