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post #1 of 16
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Is there a tri monitor thread somewhere?
Toying with the idea of tri 24" 1200p or tri 1440p 27". Strictly for gaming. What kind of GPU set up is necessary for 60fps?
post #2 of 16
Not sure if there is a thread, but as for your other question, I'm looking at running 3x 2560x1440 monitors and you would basically have to run 3x AMD R9 290/290X's or GTX 780/780 Ti/Titans to run every game at 60fps.

Two of those cards would get you over most games but for the more demanding & newer games, three, if not four, of those GPU's would be a safe bet.
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post #3 of 16
not to mention making sure that your cpu ad memory are upto it
and not bottlenecking the system.
post #4 of 16
Yep agree with above!

Also if you run a 3 way or 4 way GPU set up, you will need to buy a X79 chipset motherboard/LGA2011 socket CPU so that the GPU's are not bottlenecked by slow PCI-E lanes.

The new Haswell-E X99 chipset is coming out this year, so might be worth waiting for that?
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post #5 of 16
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Damn we always hurry up and wait. Any brand recommendations? Seems like the qnix would be the way to go
post #6 of 16
Well big difference in the horsepower you would need if you end up with 5760x1080(or 1200) vs. 7680x1440.

CPU and memory play a small role, yes. but it's all about the graphics cards at that setup. Yes cards. You can maybe pull off 5760 resolution with a 780 or 780Ti (or AMD equivalent) with close to 60 fps.

But at 7680x1440, you'll need a monster with 4GB VRAM recommended. Gonna need at least 2 high-end cards. You shouldn't need 3 cards for this though to pull good framerate.

I've been toying with the idea of going multi monitor too. Mainly debating between 27" or 30" surround myself. I have a couple of 23" 1080p monitors, would only cost $170ish to go to surround but not really a fan of the small monitors and 1080p resolution for when you're not gaming. If all you're doing is gaming, then 1080p should be just fine.
post #7 of 16
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I guess I can troll youtube and try to get an idea of what I would be seeing. I have a Dell 27" 1080P(don't recall the model). I love the 27" as my primary screen so I don't really want to go smaller.

Looking like portrait mode might work really well.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Is Vram the limiting factors on some of these setups? I am sure in time the 780 and 780ti will be available with 6g ram but right now they are stuck at 3g. Would multiple 770 4g be more beneficial then say a 780 3g??
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I have been running this setup for a little while now, I built it at the end of 2013, I have had it in eyefinity since I put it together this is "Hells Gate"(in my sig) I have 2 Sapphire 280X's I have not had any issues with frame rates, I have played Dishonored at 5760X1080 flawlessly , I have since changed the monitor stand, actually I did that today rolleyes.gif
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and yes the mess is untouched, I have been working at it though.wink.gif
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by simsim44 View Post

I have been running this setup for a little while now, I built it at the end of 2013, I have had it in eyefinity since I put it together this is "Hells Gate"(in my sig) I have 2 Sapphire 280X's I have not had any issues with frame rates, I have played Dishonored at 5760X1080 flawlessly , I have since changed the monitor stand, actually I did that today rolleyes.gif
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Wow, that is clean looking inside your case.
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