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Now that is my kind of review, thanks for taking the time bro +Rep
 
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+rep also Vega. I guess by now you should be reassembling those samsung monitors faster than any asian lol. On the other hand your positive comments on the Catleap are making me reconsider the 120hz version of it again rolleyes.gif
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post #1253 of 1300
That is pretty awesome. Sounds like you would be on Catleaps right now if they weren't so difficult to get drivers and everything to play nice. Do you have any experience with the 7970s on X58 platform? I have been contemplating a jump to 2 7970s but I'm not sure it's worth it on my rig.
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post #1254 of 1300
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The 120 Hz Catleap's are way too demanding for a 5x1 Setup. They make great single monitors. 7970's will run fine on your X58 system. They would each have their own 16x 2.0 slot which is good. You can bump up that 980x a bit too. wink.gif
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Well done Vega. We all most certainly appreciate the effort you put into this review.

I currently have a 1440p catleap non 2B. I miss 120hz smoothness and I used to have a S27A750D. Would you consider the switch from my catleap to this 144hz Asus a good move for someone who misses 120hz? Or suggest another 120hz monitor?

Thanks
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Thanks Vega - so it sounds like you won't be changing your 5x1 setup to the asus monitors then?
     
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Hello,
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Originally Posted by CallsignVega View Post

I found that even using single link DVI connection of the 7970 Lightnings (165 MHz), I can get around 75 Hz out of the 700D (right landscape monitor). So it will still be better than 60 Hz and not as noticeable as it will be an end screen on the 5x1 setup. Eyefinity is great in that it will allow four screens to run at 120Hz and an odd ball screen to run at a lower Hz.

so to get 120hz you are using on 4 samsung S23A750 lcds, the mini display port to display port cable - thats just simple cabel so no expensive adapter needed
and the fifth samsung lcd is connected via dvi cable and runs at 75Hz?

also would trifire 7970 be enough to feed 5 1920x1080 @120Hz?

thank you
revro
Edited by revro - 8/29/12 at 3:01am
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Great review Vega, thanks for that! +REP
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Hello,
so to get 120hz you are using on 4 samsung S23A750 lcds, the mini display port to display port cable - thats just simple cabel so no expensive adapter needed
and the fifth samsung lcd is connected via dvi cable and runs at 75Hz?
also would trifire 7970 be enough to feed 5 1920x1080 @120Hz?
thank you
revro

No Vega has 4 Samsung S23A750s all running off of the 7970 lightnings 4 mini-displayports and his 5th monitor is a Samsung S23A700 and that is running off of the lightnings single link DVI port which he overclocked with ToastyX's modified driver changer which allows higher refresh rates
http://www2.120hz.net/showthread.php?270-Modified-AMD-ATI-driver-to-allow-higher-refresh-rates

I am using 4 Samsung S27A750s & 1 Samsung S27a950 because I already had three perfect S27a750s on hand and it was easier & cheaper to pick up two more 27" monitors then find 5 perfect 23"s because they don't manufacture these displays anymore. However, I did briefly try 5x1 with 23"s and I can't say one way or the other if 27s or 23s are better. They both bring something different to the table. I like the higher pixel density of the 23"s but the 27"s lack of pixel density is less noticeable once they are rotated in portrait. I like the greater size of the 27"s but the size benefit looses its punch in 5x1 as 5 23s are perfectly BIGGEM enough.
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If I had a darkened room, I'd do it. I'd get a curved screen and try out nthusim. Alas, I do not have a darkened room.
I think I'd pick a higher-res projector, though. I dunno about 1280x800. I guess if you blend three+ of 'em in portrait, you'd get a fair number of pixels, but... still... it's a well-known fact that MORE IS ALWAYS BETTER.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOY2lREuwjU
do this next ^
I already tried the edge blending multi-projector fandango two years ago. I did not like the middleman edgeblending software because it caused additional conflict between GPU drivers and the games coding. Long story short, it was a friggin nightmare getting games to work properly. Maybe they have improved the edgeblending software & support since then but I have no desire to go that route ever again. Heres my old setup, its two edgeblendid1080p projectors on a 4'x12' custom curved screen that I designed and built myself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApfvK9f9eMI


The only thing I regret with my 5x1 setup is the lack of 3d functionality. I really, really like 3D when its done right. But 3D is not so great on these Samsungs because they have a tendency for annoying crosstalk on brigther high contrast scenes. So I am going to do three 720p DLP projectors in portrait on my second rig which has a 3770k & GTX 680x. DLP projectors are awesome with motion, they are not as good with motion as CRT monitors but they are head and shoulders better than 120hz LCD displays. Also, DLP projectors have ZERO crosstalk...their only downfall is lowly 720p resoultion, which hopefully will be remedied by having three of em in portrait. I think another 680GTX in SLI should be able to handle 2400x1280 for 3D gaming goodness.
Edited by l88bastar - 8/29/12 at 8:08am
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HerculeanScreens!?, I haven't heard from you in quite a while, so this is where you've been.
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