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Finally, I have my computer with the 5970 built and up and running, three 23 inch gateway monitors, and was ready to give it a quick spin. Eyefinity is working so I popped in Crysis so I could try it at 5760@1080.

Unfortunately, in Crysis graphic card settings I had no choice but standard one monitor settings. Is there a config file I need to edit to add my screen resolution to crysis?

BTW: I ordered 3 monitor desk mount arms as it is pretty crazy having 3 big monitors spanning my desk. http://www.ergotron.com/Products/tab...S/Default.aspx It will be nice to position them in more work friendly spots when not playing a game which is 99% of the time.
I'm also running 5760x1080 and play Crysis in eyefinity with all 3 monitors. Under Video/Graphics select your resolution. Shouldn't be any problems
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Just found this thread, you can add me to the 3-monitor club.
I've got a bit of a weird setup, it's Eyefinity On The Cheap!

PowerColor PCS+ HD5770
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Here is the thread where I describe it in more detail: http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...ity-win-3.html

The only problems I've had with the DisplayPort to VGA adapter is resolution limited to 1280x1024@85hz and every so often I have to unplug the adapter to reset it after I restart the PC. Not big problems in my setup.
    
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Finally, I have my computer with the 5970 built and up and running, three 23 inch gateway monitors, and was ready to give it a quick spin. Eyefinity is working so I popped in Crysis so I could try it at 5760@1080.

Unfortunately, in Crysis graphic card settings I had no choice but standard one monitor settings. Is there a config file I need to edit to add my screen resolution to crysis?

BTW: I ordered 3 monitor desk mount arms as it is pretty crazy having 3 big monitors spanning my desk. http://www.ergotron.com/Products/tab...S/Default.aspx It will be nice to position them in more work friendly spots when not playing a game which is 99% of the time.
You need to setup a group of displays in CCC which will eventually span your windows taskbar across all 3 screens.
I'm guessing you're still in extended mode and expecting your game to detect an ultra wide resolution when it actually isn't setup yet.
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I'm also running 5760x1080 and play Crysis in eyefinity with all 3 monitors. Under Video/Graphics select your resolution. Shouldn't be any problems
I wish things were ever so easy for me. I don't have that as a resolution option, only one monitor settings in Crysis. I have the latest patch to Crysis that I bought in 2007. I never could play it because of performance issues now I have a super computer but no Crysis Eyefinety support Maybe Crysis has a newer version out?
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You need to setup a group of displays in CCC which will eventually span your windows taskbar across all 3 screens.
I'm guessing you're still in extended mode and expecting your game to detect an ultra wide resolution when it actually isn't setup yet.
Yes this is probably it. I'll give it a shot tomorrow. I have two computers hooked up now in my office. This one with all my stuff on it, and the new one with nothing on it. Eventually, what's on this one will go to the new one and I can have one computer in the office again.
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I got the group set up and Eyefinity working with Crysis - yeah. Still underwhelmed with Crysis performance. What do you need two 5970s to run this game? It must have some pretty inefficient coding as the graphics are not anything special and above and beyond other games out there.

Anyway, at all high settings during action it got stuttery. I set everything to medium and it was ok but the side monitors were a bit distorted. Using any anti aliasing pretty much locked up the game. I didn't mess much with the settings so I probably can find a sweet spot with a little research and tinkering. I also didn't have the 5970 overclock software turned on.

I turned on the bezel adjusting software which seemed to work well but when I set to 5760 x 1080 it looked like I was going to have an inch of unused space on the far end of the side monitors. So I set it to something like 6000 by 1080 - maybe that caused the side panel distortions.

One very annoying problem (especially when messing with the monitors like setting up a group or rearanging them in CCC) the one on the displayport to vga adapter tends to lose its connection and go blank when the monitors need to go blank and reconnect. I read that some others have this issue and the only way to get the monitor going again was to crawl on my hands and knees and unplug the mini cable from the 5970 then plug it back in. Once was fine but after the 10th time it was not fun plus how much wear and tear can that delicate little display port take? I am thinking I'll need a powered displayport to vga adapter after all - anything to not constantly lose my monitor connection. I just hope that fixes it.

BTW: I ordered 3 of those Ergotron monitor mounts from Amazon yesterday at 5 days free shipping yesterday at 7pm, for some reason they arrived today and are pretty kick ass. Of course all of my cables are too short to use them (I figured I had time to pick some longer cables out at monoprice).

My set up looks pretty amazing, almost embarrassingly gluttonous with 3 giant monitors and a giant full tower case that is double the size of my current computer case. I now have two 19 inch lcd monitors in the junk heap in the basement. There great monitors but not for awesome eyefinity.

When I get the mounts up and running with the monitors I'll take some pictures so perhaps I can be added to the Eyefinety group.

Ideas on the blinking out monitor and Crysis settings welcome
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It's one of the top games out there and rated as a benchmark for graphics cards. You can't expect your card to run it flawlessly. You need to remember these cards are powering huge resolutions for us.

If you want better results OC your card and/or crossfire
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Just found this thread, you can add me to the 3-monitor club.
I've got a bit of a weird setup, it's Eyefinity On The Cheap!



The only problems I've had with the DisplayPort to VGA adapter is resolution limited to 1280x1024@85hz and every so often I have to unplug the adapter to reset it after I restart the PC. Not big problems in my setup.
I am sure you could get some used 19 inch flat screens on craigslist very cheap. You are going to get microwaved by those cathode ray tubes.

Btw - I have the same, maybe worse problem with the displayport monitor losing its connection.
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I am sure you could get some used 19 inch flat screens on craigslist very cheap. You are going to get microwaved by those cathode ray tubes.
Yes, that thought has crossed my mind. However, I do enjoy being able to change the resolutions on the CRTs, since they have no ideal native resolution like LCDs. Also, free is even better than cheap. These things do suck up massive power compared to LCDs, my tan has never looked so good.

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Btw - I have the same, maybe worse problem with the displayport monitor losing its connection.
Yeah, it's not perfect, but I hardly ever shut down my computer, so I can't justify a DisplayPort monitor. Yet.

I love Eyefinity though, and wouldn't even think of getting NVidia until they get it.... not the dual-card hack they currently have.
    
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I tweaked my settings in Crysis between a mix of high and medium settings and got the game playable with Eyefinity.

I don't know if I am doing something wrong but my right and left panel views are usually distorted stretch-o-vision. Are all games like this? I eventually turned off eyefinity and played single monitor because the side monitors were more distracting then helpful. Very disappointing first Eyefinity gaming experience.

If stretch-o-vision is the norm for Crysis, are they better optimized games for eyefinity?

Earlier in this thread, someone was starting a list of eyefinity ready games. Is there a definitive list out there yet? I would really like to try a game that really maximizes the Eyefinity effect. I have heard that Dirt is very good, but auto racing with a keyboard makes me feel like I am driving back from a bar at two in the morning, I think I would need a steering wheel to get full enjoyment.
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