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post #1 of 8
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I've never used dual monitors before and am wondering, does both have to be the same resolution? The monitor i'm using now is 1366 x 768, and it's really time to get a 1920 x 1080 because my 6870 is laughing at this resolution.. So would I be able to use my current one with a new 1920 x 1080.

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post #2 of 8
Nope. You can have monitors of different sizes. But if you mean for gaming, then yes. It would be ideal.
post #3 of 8
yes u will. but would look pretty weird the rez. difference, just main the 1080p one ur main so it plays games on that. and other 1 just sits their as a 2nd screen. :] yeah itll work lol

i had 13" 1024x768 and 19" widescreen for a while ( 1440 x 900 ) jst play games on the better 1 xD
    
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post #4 of 8
You would be able to but when you use multi monitors the resolution would be set to the lowest of the bunch, meaning youll be running 2732 x 768
post #5 of 8
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Yeah I would just play the games on the main monitor, thanks for the quick answers everyone.
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post #6 of 8
you can do extended desktop at their native resolutions.

but with eyefinity both monitors will be set to 1366x768
post #7 of 8
a very few games allow multi monitor at different resolutions, sup com does and or sup com 2, and maybe fsx for dials?
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post #8 of 8
just dont use eyefinity.
unless you have both the screens at the same rez.

so just play games on the 1080p screen.

simple as that
    
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