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I'm seriously considering selling my 3 Dell 2312s and going for a slightly larger single monitor. The performance increase I get when playing this game single monitor is hard to pinpoint, but the game just runs amazingly smooth. GPU usage is much lower, as are temps and fan speed (noise). Cuurently when I play in Eyefinity, I run an AB profile that sets both cards to 85% fan speed. It's loud, and still just keeps the temps below 75c, usually at 70c-73c. Also, GPU usage is at 100% on both cards. I didn't bother look at VRAM usage. FPS was between 30-50 outdoors, and 50-60 indoors.
When I game single monitor, I can leave the GPUs on auto fan control, they stay silent, and the temp never gets above 67c. GPU usage is drastically reduced. I don't think I saw them get anywhere near as high. FPS is a constant 60.
I liked the idea of Eyefinity, and I'm still thinking about it, but I can't get over how much more I enjoy playing on one monitor compared to 3.

I think it's sometimes under estimated how much power is needed for Multi screen gaming, the amount of pixels GPU's have to push each second at 5760x1080 is 3 x 1920x1080 so it's not unusual to loose 3 x the performance you get at 1920x1080, although your probably on average going to cut fps in half.

To put it into perspective:

1024x768 is 786432 pixels
1680x1050 is 1764000 pixels
1920x1080 is 2073600 pixels
2560x1600 is 4096000 pixels
5040x1050 is 5292000 pixels
5760x1080 is 6220800 pixels

I remember watching an extreme system a few years ago which had 4x480's and the guy was almost crying because they couldn't keep near; never mind above; 60fps in Metro @2560x1600 and that's only 2/3 of what your trying to push over 3 standard screens.

VRAM usage is more than doubled in a lot of cases so these two together put a much greater strain on GPU's increasing temps and sound naturally.

I feel the opposite about multi screen gaming though, it's far superior but a heavily ENB Modded Skyrim is the first game where I've found its not exactly possible to play in full surround as even my two 580's loose too much frames to enjoy, but my god it looks stunning with panoramic views biggrin.gif

Vanilla Skyrim @5760x1080 runs at 60fps 90% of the time.
With all my mods, the way it looks now, @5760x1080 I get constant jumps between 22-50fps , more towards the lower end when outside.

If they made 2560x1600 3D monitors, that would be the only time I go pertinently back to single monitor gaming.
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:DHi all, i nee say i ever love all ss i found here, but I must especially thank the Lifeshield because I was dissatisfied with the fxaa he posted some pages ago I tried enb, I myself was changing some things, but something was still missing, so I decided to return to fxaa it again, I wanted something that reminded me more a medieval world, and enb, left everything very colorful (not to be bad, but it was not what I wanted). Then I decided to get him to do various settings and many testy way enb and other mods, so I did something simple, using fxaa it used the application and made changes until more realistic, but still was not perfect, I decided to give turn something I had already saved at a time, http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=4323

and the result made ​​me feel simply playing something with incredible realism that I had not before, may be just me, but I just loved, and for that reason I came here to thank:)

hope you all like
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maybe now i can just play biggrin.gif

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and sorry for english.
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I'm using Realistic Lighting with ENB. It's what I'm modifying my profile around.

 

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Originally Posted by Milamber View Post

trying to get a feel for whats realistic with the sun, comments on the glare/rainbow look?

You are in luck - the effect is 100% up to you, because it is not realistic in the first place.

Human eyes don't see lens flare when we look at bright objects, that is an artifact of camera lenses in pictures and film that humans just happen to agree with visually. It think it looks nice, but if you are looking for realism, turn the flare off wink.gif
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I was just trying out some enb configs when I spotted something flying over my head pretty fast.. I turn around all ready to shout a dragon out of the sky and I see this :l

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So I flew up to see who it was... Just some random person :l Anyone know who it is? I tried to follow her but she flew off to fast frown.gif I was going to propose to her!

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I did not realize that giants ate horses! Now I really wander how my last horse went missing! headscratch.gif

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This is my new armor BTW.

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Is it wrong of me to feel angry about how those uninvolved old farts get to live in an impressive domicile like Hrothgar, while the best house for an epic hero of Skyrim likes me is Hjerim? sozo.gif

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nice hair:D
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Hahaha. I need to download some new hair styles I thinks.

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