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I've been thinking a lot about going to a 1080p x3 surround gaming setup. The only thing that makes me hesitate is the GPU power required to render that resolution, and the fact that the width to height ratio would be so skewed at 48:9.

With that much horizontal skew, why do the edges of the outside screens need to be resolved to the same level as the center screen? They are rendering what amounts to periphery. The brain already does a lot of image processing for signals in the peripheral vision, but it's limited to what is actually useful - motion detection and vision continuity.

With the advent of eye-tracking cameras, it would also be fairly easy to determine what parts of the screen array are currently in the peripheral vision.

If the resolved ppi in some sections of the array are more important than others, why spend the compute resources to render it in a one-size-fits-all manner?
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