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post #1 of 17
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Afternoon all!

Building a computer for a client who wishes to have a 180 degree view for flight simulator purposes.

I know with 3 monitors you simply need to have an sli setup and the software does the rest

as for 5? would I need Tri sli? How can it be done??

Monitors will be 5 horizontal totalling 9600 x 1080 resolution
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post #2 of 17
I was under the impression that nvidia surround only supports 3 monitors no matter how many cards. I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure you'll have to go to eyefinity to get 5 monitors working together.
post #3 of 17
I know of someone with a 6 monitor setup...I believe after 3 you either have to duplicate or abandon.

You might look on some flight sim forums as it gets really complicated.

Samsung sells a 6 monitor setup with a top/bottom your client might look into...

Card wise, you'd need either 2x 6990's or 2x590's or, I guess you could do it with 3x580's or 3x6970's but, you need the 6 inputs, regardless.
post #4 of 17
For ATI cards, you should be able to create a row of monitors in the specified layout within CCC.

For Nvidia cards, (besides needing at least two cards), you should be able to do the same. Granted I've never had five monitors to try that out, but the idea would be the same regardless.
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i found somethin for ya but i dont know how much it costs:
warpalizer
their website

i saw it and drooled
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post #6 of 17
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GHiNaEZt-k&feature=channel_video_title[/ame]

HD 6990 does this i think.


if it can do portait mode why not 5 eyefinity horizontal view? anyway. search a bit on this card and you could find something interesting
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy geezer;15366429 
Afternoon all!

Building a computer for a client who wishes to have a 180 degree view for flight simulator purposes.

I know with 3 monitors you simply need to have an sli setup and the software does the rest

as for 5? would I need Tri sli? How can it be done??

Monitors will be 5 horizontal totalling 9600 x 1080 resolution

From my understanding you would need eyefinity, plus some significant hardware to drive 9600x1080. Not sure why he would need that kind of super wide resolution even for a flight sim.

My advice is tell him to get 3x 30ins screens and run 7680x1600 instead. Although you gonna need SLI at the minimum with relatively high end Nvidia or AMD GPU's.
 
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post #8 of 17
Gonna have to go ATI for this one.

and your gonna need some legit horsepower to drive that resolution @ 60 fps.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Billy_5110;15367213 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GHiNaEZt-k&feature=channel_video_title

HD 6990 does this like nothin.

Yes but, what you're failing to mention is that 5x1 in a sim will basically degrade performance...

I have a 3x monitors and using 1x590 or 1x6990 alone greatly diminishes graphical performance and actually tends to split the cores, especially in 6990.

My cousin just graduated from Daniel Webster and they had a sim on a 6x monitor with 2 6990's, ~ Looks amazing...But, with only 1 card, gluck.

Same would go with a 5 way...It's just too much demand on the cores to actually compensate for anything visually worth a damn.
post #10 of 17
Whoa...wait is that true that nVidia Surround maxes out at 3 monitors? And 5x monitors for flight simluation...godly but not going to happen without some serious cash and hardware.
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