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Poll Results: 120hz &/or 3D vs Eyefinity vs 1440p - Which upgrade is the best direction to take?

 
  • 24% (10)
    120hz
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    AMD 3D
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    Eyefinity
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    2560x1440p
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post #31 of 41
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I'm doing Portrait. I hate the "wide" effect with Landscape mode and it also taxes my GPU a lot more. I can play BF3 Ultra with Portrait Eyefinity, but when I switch to Landscape, it is a lag fest. I think it has to do with Portrait being close to 16:9 and 16:10 ratio, while Landscape is something like 48:9 ratio. My monitors being only a foot and a half ~ 2 feet away from my head may also contribute to why I would prefer Portrait a lot more.

This setup is strictly for gaming and general PC usage. My 42" TV is having an HTPC attached for media viewing.

I really like the wide effect when I've seen it briefly running, though admittedly there was a lot of novelty factor. I will accept portrait mode I guess, if it comes to that. I would like to investigate removing LCD bezels if such is the case.
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This setup is strictly for gaming and general PC usage. My 42" TV is having an HTPC attached for media viewing.
I really like the wide effect when I've seen it briefly running, though admittedly there was a lot of novelty factor. I will accept portrait mode I guess, if it comes to that. I would like to investigate removing LCD bezels if such is the case.

If you do like the wide effect, you may have to move the monitors a bit further away from yourself. It is immersive, but if you're too close, you won't experience that extra field of view and most of your focus is on the middle screen.

As for the bezel removing, by all means go for it! I don't want to kill my warranty nor do I have the skills or tools to play around with my expensive monitors. Most of a the time, I forget the bezel is there and I don't "see" it.
    
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post #33 of 41
Honestly...I've had 5760x1200, 2560x1600, 120hz, 1440p x 2,...

And I'd love to have them all at the same time. However, for me, 1440p is great for all things computing. 120hz is great for gaming specifically. Eyefinity is great too, but requires a little tweaking to get things going like you want them, and the desktop experience is a little awkward. I loved my eyefinity setup when I was playing Dead Space 2, though. Really got me involved in the gameplay.

There is a reason why I currently use two 1440p korean monitors; gaming on one of them is hassle free and enjoyable. And I still get the benefit of having two displays, which is something I was missing with 1600p (Dell U3011 that cost 1000, too much for a single monitor IMO). For me personally, 1440p x 2 provides the best experience, even though I sometimes miss 120hz gaming. If I could, I'd have this + a single 120hz.
post #34 of 41
Do1440p monitors have any negative effect on fps, switching from 17 inch 4:3 to 23 16X9 was a huge negative in many of the games I played at the time was wondering if such is true in some of todays shooters. Or is it just one of those things you adjust to quickly.
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Thanks everyone very much for the input. Any more users with experience in triple-monitor eyefinity or AMD 3D gameplay (especially those running crossfire)?
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post #36 of 41
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Do1440p monitors have any negative effect on fps, switching from 17 inch 4:3 to 23 16X9 was a huge negative in many of the games I played at the time was wondering if such is true in some of todays shooters. Or is it just one of those things you adjust to quickly.

1440p is great, but some competitive FPS gamers dislike the 27" screen space. 24" and under for competitive FPS, imo.
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As I always say, Surround/Eyefinity is a gimmick. In landscape everything on the outer monitors is distorted to hell and in portrait the bezels are far too intrusive (I always laugh when I see the same people who complained about the Trinitron support wires using Eyefinity).

If high resolutions are what you're after, then it's much better to get a single, larger, higher resolution, higher quality display than to to blow your budget on three smaller, low res, lower quality units, two of which will mostly be in your peripheral vision (assuming landscape). Also, super wide Eyefinity aspect ratios only really shine in first person games. They're less suited to close third person and downright useless for things like RTS.

If I wanted a high resolution display solution, I'd be torn between a 30" 2560x1600 and a 27" 2560x1440 display. I prefer the 16:10 aspect ratio of the 30" monitors - it's a great all-round ratio for any type of gaming. On the other hand 2560x1440 at 27" gives you a finer pixel pitch which is a huge boon (by far the stand out factor when I tried the U2711). But 16:9 is a little less desirable when it comes to isometric RPG and RTS, but arguably slightly better for FPS (although I still prefer 16:10).

But then there are the 120Hz monitors. Presently you're pretty much restricted to 1920x1080, but I've decided that it's still worth it. You should just wait for the 2560x1440 120Hz Overlord IPS monitor - the best of both worlds. Or not: http://www.overclock.net/t/1297691/so-when-are-1440-1600p-120hz-monitors-coming-out#post_18012461

I voted 120Hz.
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Or wait a few years for the 4K monitors to come out. lachen.gif
    
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post #39 of 41
everyone is gonna have their opinions, just get what you want. just because something is a "gimmick" to someone or whatever to someone else doesn't mean it isn't to you. I'll tell you, the bezel's in eyefinity/surround disappear from your brain when you are gaming. It's quite funny how your eyes play tricks on you.

just enjoy your decision, but it won't be last one...you always want MORE
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As I always say, Surround/Eyefinity is a gimmick. In landscape everything on the outer monitors is distorted to hell and in portrait the bezels are far too intrusive (I always laugh when I see the same people who complained about the Trinitron support wires using Eyefinity).
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If I wanted a high resolution display solution, I'd be torn between a 30" 2560x1600 and a 27" 2560x1440 display. I prefer the 16:10 aspect ratio of the 30" monitors - it's a great all-round ratio for any type of gaming. On the other hand 2560x1440 at 27" gives you a finer pixel pitch which is a huge boon (by far the stand out factor when I tried the U2711). But 16:9 is a little less desirable when it comes to isometric RPG and RTS, but arguably slightly better for FPS (although I still prefer 16:10).
But then there are the 120Hz monitors. Presently you're pretty much restricted to 1920x1080, but I've decided that it's still worth it. You should just wait for the 2560x1440 120Hz Overlord IPS monitor - the best of both worlds. Or not: http://www.overclock.net/t/1297691/so-when-are-1440-1600p-120hz-monitors-coming-out#post_18012461
I voted 120Hz.

Brains!!!! Eyefinity is a gimmick. thumb.gif

You simply cant beat one 30" sitting at the correct distance. The human eyes cant possible take 3 massive screens in at once, so you have to sit back further which defeats the purpose of such high res. Its silly mentality buying 3. What would truley replace one 30" is a slightly curved larger display of 4K display that curves just to your sides. For desktop even 1600p is limited, we need 2k minimum.
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