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post #1 of 11
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if i run 2 screens... (my new 32" lcd tv) and my old 19" ws...... tv as primary.... other intended to leave up temp monitoring stuff like during games and what not......

will i get a performance hit in games... or?
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post #2 of 11
Yea, and most will say its not a lot but i find a substantial difference. Mybe with your rig you will be ok.
post #3 of 11
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i like to run games at max.... think i'll still have a problem running bf2142 at max?
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by dualhYbrid View Post
i like to run games at max.... think i'll still have a problem running bf2142 at max?
Nope

I don't feel the difference at all with my sig rig from a 2048x1536 game to an added 1280x1024 monitor for web browsing.
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post #5 of 11
I used to run two monitors with my old 6800vanilla and then my 7300LE. I didn't notice much of a hit but then again I was only running one 19inch LCD and 1 17inch CRT. I would benchmark your system with the 19, then the 32, then both. For benchmarking, I would probably use the 3dMark series and Aquamark.
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post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
the 32 gets a higher mark, cause its a bit lower rez..
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post #7 of 11
When I used 2 19" it didn't effect performance. Maybe 1 or 2 fps except for Doom 3 which seemed to have a problem with dual screen with Nvidia card.
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post #8 of 11
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5908 with both....... not bad. its about where i was with just the 19" LCD
rep+ for everyone who helped
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post #9 of 11
I didn't find any performance difference with two 19" FPDs under ubuntu with the nVidia drivers (twinview).
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post #10 of 11
I never found any performance difference with dual screen. If you do, just disable the other screen while you're gaming.
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