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post #11 of 17
okay then, he should get 3 projector, a great or dual-gpu card and then he's good for FS.


That cost a lot but it's awesome. Again a video from linus. it's... so... HUGE.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pOnI4jRQsY[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HinF9e6Qeq0[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wMBS_bfkFk[/ame]
Edited by Billy_5110 - 10/19/11 at 7:46am
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...The goal in a flight simulation is immersion...A projector is //NOT// immersion.

He wants /---\\ not -----.

For this project, I would go ATI because crossfire//Eyefinity is actually better for 3+ displays.

It CAN be done for Nvidia but, for ATI it's a far easier solution.

Card wise, there are 2//3 options.

1 option is 2x6990's which, IMO would be your best option but, finding them is near impossible considering they're horded for Bit-Coin.

2 option would be 3x 6970's...You'll get almost the same performance and if split 2x2x1 on the cards, you will actually get DECENT performance.

My suggestion would ultimately be to do 6 monitors on 2x6990's because like I said, it's amazing...Granted those are professional pilots...After witnessing that Black Hawk simulator and "playing" with it in that environment, it's absolutely amazing.

I understand the "idea" with 5 monitors, 1 main while 4 pivot and it is a "good" idea but, I think the addition of 1 monitor would really kick up the experience.
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...The goal in a flight simulation is immersion...A projector is //NOT// immersion.

He wants /---\\ not -----.

For this project, I would go ATI because crossfire//Eyefinity is actually better for 3+ displays.

It CAN be done for Nvidia but, for ATI it's a far easier solution.

Card wise, there are 2//3 options.

1 option is 2x6990's which, IMO would be your best option but, finding them is near impossible considering they're horded for Bit-Coin.

2 option would be 3x 6970's...You'll get almost the same performance and if split 2x2x1 on the cards, you will actually get DECENT performance.

My suggestion would ultimately be to do 6 monitors on 2x6990's because like I said, it's amazing...Granted those are professional pilots...After witnessing that Black Hawk simulator and "playing" with it in that environment, it's absolutely amazing.

I understand the "idea" with 5 monitors, 1 main while 4 pivot and it is a "good" idea but, I think the addition of 1 monitor would really kick up the experience.
Not really anymore...mining isn't so hot anymore imo. Plus there are quite a few in the OCN marketplace alone. I'm pretty sure Newegg has some in stock too. Be quick though
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IIRC, Most flight simulator programs have been able to utilize multi-monitor setups for quite a while now, even before "Surround" or "Eyefinity" came about. I had a three monitor setup for flight sim a few years back and from what I remember, you had individual windows that could blow up to full screen once they're placed on the monitor of choice. That way you could position the monitors wherever you want (above your head for the control panel or down by your side for the throttle podium) in addition to the surround immersion look. Just something to consider.
 
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projector is not immersion? lol your funny. It jsut cost too much.

Anyway, it couldn't be a bad idea to use 6 monitors, 3x2 setup 5760x2160. And yea, AMD is the way to got for multi monitor setup easily done. And 2 gpu won't be enough for this res it's also true. For great fps and immersion you must have 3 gpu at elast for great gaming experience.
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post #16 of 17
If Nvidia does more than 3 displays QUAD SLI 580 3GB would be obviously most powerful, but dual 6990's would be the most compact and would do better than 590's due to more Vram.

But I'm still pretty sure only ATi can do more than 3 screens in a single resolution.
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Wow I had not realized Surround failed. Have to do some more google research sometimme on the specifics. I doubt I'll be doing 5 way monitors anytime soon but hmm. Good to keep in mind. Might add to my graphic card fact.

And yes Quad-Sli 3GB 580s trumps all card setups as of right now.
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