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Still debating BF3.

Had fun with Surround this week; why is it that in Surround, the GPUs clock down to their lowest settings when idle, but when in Extended mode, GPU1 insists on staying at high-2D clocks? Makes the fan spin up and it's annoying. Also increases idle temps due to increased power draw.
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Still debating BF3.

Had fun with Surround this week; why is it that in Surround, the GPUs clock down to their lowest settings when idle, but when in Extended mode, GPU1 insists on staying at high-2D clocks? Makes the fan spin up and it's annoying. Also increases idle temps due to increased power draw.
Debating? It's amazing. I couldn't believe how good it looks. Wasn't planning to buy it, but got my preorder in now and a 3gb 580 on the way. Can't wait to actually play it in surround though as opposed to just stuttering at 17 fps. Had to switch to 1080p to actually play.
 
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i really don't get portrait ......isn't it like having a one giant 42''+ screen?
    
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Debating? It's amazing. I couldn't believe how good it looks. Wasn't planning to buy it, but got my preorder in now and a 3gb 580 on the way. Can't wait to actually play it in surround though as opposed to just stuttering at 17 fps. Had to switch to 1080p to actually play.
Debating because of Battlelog, Origin and it's EULA, for the most part.

I've (metaphorically) walked away from dozens of games I'd love to play (and refused to buy them on consoles too) in the last few years because I don't want to sign up to aggressive, always online DRM or other such nonsense.

That said, I just spotted Crysis 2 on Amazon UK for £9, so thought, "Why not? I know it's got a revoke tool..."

But the wording of the Origin EULA makes me edgy. They tried to make it "less sinister" by rewording it, but it just makes me all the more nervous. The reworded version is no less potentially intrusive and, ultimately, I don't need BF3... I'd just like to play it because a couple of friends will be and I enjoyed BFBC2 with them.

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Vlasov, not sure really. Portrait has it's uses - I've just set up my 470SLI system (which was a single 1080p screen) to be dual-monitor with the second being a 1680x1050 in Portrait... absolutely fantastic for PDF viewing, which makes following ebooks on coding a lot easier than Alt+Tab. I'm trying to learn C#/XNA4 at the minute; enjoying it, but starting to feel a bit lost with the HLSL stuff...

Portrait really comes into it's own in EyeFinity (treason! heresy! ) in 5x1P. I can't imagine 5x1 Landscape, but 5x1P works really well.
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yea i guess for gaming it doesn't make sense, but it does for everything else......point taken
    
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i really don't get portrait ......isn't it like having a one giant 42''+ screen?
42" screen with 3x the pixel density!
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i really don't get portrait ......isn't it like having a one giant 42''+ screen?
Landscape was too wide for my liking, and I couldn't stop myself from turning my head to the side monitors. In Portrait mode, the monitors fill your peripheral vision not just from the sides, but also vertically as well, which really helps with the immersion factor.

Up until last night, when I ran Surround, that was my preferred orientation.

If you can flip your monitors around, give it a try. You might end up sticking with it.
     
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yea i guess for gaming it doesn't make sense, but it does for everything else......point taken
16:9 3x1Portrait doesn't make a whole lot of sense for gaming... 16:10 3x1P makes more sense, as it's a little wider.

But a lot of it is the pixel-count thing. Once you've been playing at ultra-high resolutions, going back to 1080p is absolute agony!

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42" screen with 3x the pixel density!
Oh yes.
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3x 16:9 in portrait is a cheap way of getting games at high resolutions. Something like 3x u2212hm is a great budget choice for gaming IMO. It's 16:9.5 aspect ratio, and looks great at the high resolution. It might not be as wide as a single 16:9 screen, but it sure as heck is much more immersive due to the big size and high resolution.

Some website incompatability with the bezels will be guaranteed though. That's the one downside of a portrait setup.-
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i really don't get portrait ......isn't it like having a one giant 42''+ screen?
Portrait ftw

I love 3240x1920
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