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Dell U2711 with 2 side monitors

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Hello,

I wasn't sure if this setup was possible for eyefinity. I know that the U2711's resolution does not match the U2211, but I was wondering if this was possible because both of the ratios are 16:9. I was planning to make the smaller monitors vertical so it will stand as tall (i hope not much taller) as the dell u2711. I thought this was possible because of the L3P D3SK, but someone told me that P - L - P isn't possible with Eyefinity.

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post #2 of 6
To do a monitor group (combining the displays into one large display spanning over all three displays, allowing you to game on 3 displays) is only possible if you set the resolution of all of them to match exactly. You would have to run 3x 1920x1080 in that case.


However, extended displays work just fine. If you only wanted to use the side displays for desktop stuff, there are no issues. It will work fantastically.
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post #3 of 6
After doing some research Eyefinity does not support this. It only supports P-P-P or L-L-L.

Edit: At least for gaming this is true.
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post #4 of 6
I dont think eyefinity will work with mixed landscape and portrait monitors, however I believe some games will run in windowed mode over 3 monitors so you could flip monitors around this way.
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A 22" 1080p monitor is about ~18.9-19 inches wide (screen size), so yes, it would stand tall turned vertically. How much taller than the U2711? Have to ask someone with one to measure it.
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks everyone for helping. Did you guys see L3P D3SK setup? His set up is really nice. I wanted to do something like that, but I guess the resolution won't be one so eyefinity wouldn't really be nice.
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