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post #11 of 22
It is really a personal choice and a workflow matter.

For workstation usage and gaming I wouldn't trade my Eyefinity/surround setup. Then again in my work I need/want to look at multiple documents/resources at a glance, and I prefer windows to tabs. And well gaming is gaming. Triple-monitor gaming depending on the title usually either outright doesn't work, or requires a quick .ini config file tweak and you're golden.

Haven't bothered with portrait as the overwhelming majority of applications/websites are made with landscape in mind except for MS Word.
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post #12 of 22
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Single large resolution monitor like the U3011 will prove to be a more immersive experience than triple monitors, and IMO, be better for desktop usage as well, if you work within single applications at a time.

I'd recommend a large monitor first, but both options are decent
I was thinking of the U3011, but wouldn't it be odd to have a large monitor, and then a large television? I would imagine having 3 monitors for gaming would be less redundant?

How much more power would it take to power 3 monitors anyway (as opposed to 1), would it be 3x?
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I prefer a large single image.. as opposed to multiple monitors. Too much hassle. Add up the extra $$ for GPU's+PSU+monitor's ..its enough to pull your hair out. Im very happy using a 37" Panasonic.. and gaming @ 1980x1020, with my single GPU and tiny PSU

*I paid less for my 37" than what I would have spent on a 2x 24" monitors.
post #14 of 22
I would want 2 monitors at all time. Not really for gaming but to keep things better organized and increase workflow on whatever you are doing.

This is also another reason i am having a hard time moving on from my identical 22" monitros to a 30" and one odd sized monitor. I def dont want another 30" but the 20" in portrait may be the way to go for me.
 
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I was thinking of the U3011, but wouldn't it be odd to have a large monitor, and then a large television? I would imagine having 3 monitors for gaming would be less redundant?
I don't understand. please rephrase.

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How much more power would it take to power 3 monitors anyway (as opposed to 1), would it be 3x?
No. Resolution is not all that affects performance. The FPS loss depends on the game, and your GPU (low VRAM might be fine for singles but worse for triples). More like from 50% FPS loss to 70% FPS loss most of the time

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I would want 2 monitors at all time. Not really for gaming but to keep things better organized and increase workflow on whatever you are doing.

This is also another reason i am having a hard time moving on from my identical 22" monitros to a 30" and one odd sized monitor. I def dont want another 30" but the 20" in portrait may be the way to go for me.
Don't forget that with features like windows snap, a 30" monitor on the desktop is basically the same as two 1280x1600 monitors. You can display two web pages side by side. Or if you want, you can display four at 1280x800.
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I don't understand. please rephrase.



No. Resolution is not all that affects performance. The FPS loss depends on the game, and your GPU (low VRAM might be fine for singles but worse for triples). More like from 50% FPS loss to 70% FPS loss most of the time



Don't forget that with features like windows snap, a 30" monitor on the desktop is basically the same as two 1280x1600 monitors. You can display two web pages side by side. Or if you want, you can display four at 1280x800.
Yea but the way i have things setup say when i game, vent aim and maybe a browser on 2nd screen while gaming on main.
 
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Well that is another issue. A second monitor would sure come in handy there, but I doubt that would require anything but a low end monitor. Something similar to what you have as a monitor ATM for example.
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Well that is another issue. A second monitor would sure come in handy there, but I doubt that would require anything but a low end monitor. Something similar to what you have as a monitor ATM for example.
yea was just a little anal about the uniformity of them side by side.
 
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post #19 of 22
I dont think you can game and use the browser at the same it unless you play on window mode. Personaly after this 27 is going to be hard to get a larger monitor. There is so much resolution you get lost. 2 pages side by side is a lot better then having 2 pages in 2 monitors like it did.
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post #20 of 22
I would love to go triple 30" but the cost is hard to swallow. Anyone know of a good 37-40" tv that would work in its place?
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