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Poll Results: Triple Portrait setup, or single 30"?

 
  • 32% (11)
    Triple Portrait 3600x1920 6.9 million pixels
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    Single 30" 2560x1600 4.1 million pixels
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post #21 of 34

You really think you'd be able to live with the bezels? I mean





EDIT: William. I only see one GTX480 in your rig. Doesn't it only have two ports? Besides, it'd struggle with triples. It can run 2560x1600. Barely, but still.
Edited by De-Zant - 7/19/11 at 11:06am
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post #22 of 34
With 6,9M pixels you probably won't have enough vram so you'd need 3gb 580s or 2,5gb 570s so I'd go for a 30" monitor.
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post #23 of 34
three monitors is a LOT of pixels to fill. you would probably have to upgrade graphics, not just get a second for SLI action.
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post #24 of 34
The best way is to go 30" in landscape, and 2x 24"s in portrait on both sides. Pretty much a super screen.

Honestly you can ask almost any surround gamer: you don't even notice the bezels after your first hour of gaming. But the upside is mesmerizing.
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post #25 of 34
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The best way is to go 30" in landscape, and 2x 24"s in portrait on both sides. Pretty much a super screen.

Honestly you can ask almost any surround gamer: you don't even notice the bezels after your first hour of gaming. But the upside is mesmerizing.
Uhh. You can't play too many games so that they use all screens if the screens use different resolutions. Only ones I know are codemasters new racers and JC2. I know of no others.


And actually, it's 20" portrait on the sides. Those fit, 1600x1200 IPS ultrasharps fit the U3011 sides perfectly. 24" portrait on the side looks way off. it's like 30% higher.
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post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
You can't run them anyway.
D'oh. Yeah, completely slipped my mind!
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Uhh. You can't play too many games so that they use all screens if the screens use different resolutions. Only ones I know are codemasters new racers and JC2. I know of no others.


And actually, it's 20" portrait on the sides. Those fit, 1600x1200 IPS ultrasharps fit the U3011 sides perfectly. 24" portrait on the side looks way off. it's like 30% higher.
Forgive me, I left my brochure at home. Same effect I was going for.

I used 2x 22" panels along my 28" HannsG without a problem. I suppose NvSurround can be quite temperamental if not everything matches.
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post #28 of 34
You cannot GAME on the three displays in too many games unless you enable surround or eyefinity, which only work on identical resolutions.

22" 16:10 or 16:9 or 4:3 is taller in portrait than your 28" therefore not matching up as well.


Don't take what I said as an attack. I don't mind mismatching monitors. I just thought you meant the well known method of having a 30" and two 20" 4:3 displays on the side in portrait to match up with the 30" perfectly. perhaps I misinterpreted.
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post #29 of 34
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Uhh. You can't play too many games so that they use all screens if the screens use different resolutions. Only ones I know are codemasters new racers and JC2. I know of no others.
Yeah, the ones I know of are Flight Simulator X, and basically anything that you can play windowed (like nearly all MMORPGs).
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Yeah, the ones I know of are Flight Simulator X, and basically anything that you can play windowed (like nearly all MMORPGs).
You can put pretty much any game into windowed mode but most will either freeze, crash, or revert back to single monitor size, if you try to extend them outside the resolution of your main monitor/monitor with largest res (not sure which)
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