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I have a monoprice 1440p.

Today I picked up a asus vg248qe just to check it out.

Sooooo...it's pretty neat. I've seen vids of people with these in portrait with bezels removed and I think I want to. I'm not sure the gpu horsepower needed though.

I had eyefinity back in the day in landscape but the bezels started to bother me and my gpu's were not efficient. I always wanted the portrait setup but could never find the right bezel size, this may be it.

I love the 1440 but portrait eyefinity is so awesome on shooters if I can keep them over 100 fps. Only other option is a new 1440 with pcb 2b to be overclocked.

I've 2 7950 at 1170/1500 and wondering if this will suffice along with downing some settings, obviously not everything can be ultra with eyefinity but I will not accept ''medium''.

Bring on the 1440 vs 120hz war.
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So you're going to game with 2 monitors that are different sizes *and* resolutions? confused.gif
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No silly, 3 asus vg248qe in portrait, I'm wondering about frame rates
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Sooooo...it's pretty neat. I've seen vids of people with these in portrait with bezels removed and I think I want to. I'm not sure the gpu horsepower needed though.
Generally, for surround 120Hz, you really want a SLI 780 or a SLI Titan to play at triple-digit framerates in current video games.

I am assuming you're currently using ToastyX Strobelight to easily turn ON/OFF LightBoost via a hotkey (see simplified LightBoost HOWTO), since that makes surround LightBoost easy. LightBoost adds a whole other dimension of motion clarity above-and-beyond 120Hz, for motion blur sensitive people....

There are several people (CallSignVega, l88tbastard, etc) who are using VG248QE's in portrait mode. For many motion blur sensitive people, the motion clarity can outweigh the color shift, but if you want better quality LightBoost color, try surround BENQ XL2720T's. They are more expensive but have better LightBoost color, and the shift problem apparently is apparently slightly less severe (despite the larger size).

Also see Vega Overclocked Quad SLI Titan on Triple LightBoost Monitors.

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The videos do not give it justice for motion fluidity because YouTube is only 30fps. To see what motion fluidity that 120fps@120Hz can give you, play this 1080p 120fps game play video on a 120Hz monitor (full motion real time). nVidia cards play the downloaded .mp4 video best in MPC-HC, while AMD cards play the downloaded .mp4 video best on VLC. Also plays smoothly in several web browsers, mainly on recent nVidia products.

You will need to upgrade your GPU in order to get this same fluidity on 3 monitors. Thus, two 780's or two Titan's, would be my minimum recommendation for people considering triple surround 120Hz.
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OR 2x 7950? Heavily Oc'ed
Edited by latexyankee - 9/22/13 at 1:41pm
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OR 2x 7950? Heavily Oc'ed
That could work, but nVidia's SLI generally is still smoother than Radeon's CrossFire, even with the new framepacing drivers, so you probably need to up-rate your Radeon framerate a little bit to compensate for the slightly increased microstutters you may get. (Remember: properly frame paced 100fps looks smoother than irregular 80fps output) So make them run faster than 7970's, or get faster Radeon's.
Edited by mdrejhon - 9/22/13 at 5:15pm
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Got them at 1170/1600

As far as I know this is equal to 7970ghz performance

I thought about going 780 sli but there is just no way to comprehend that. My 7950's are 5% lower and sometimes equal in some games to a 780.
I'll get $200 a pop on ebay for used 7950's and 780 is $650. **** I'd be better off upgrading my mobo and going trifire, still less than a 780.

What ya think mdrejhon?
Edited by latexyankee - 9/22/13 at 6:01pm
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