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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Marc-Olivier Beaudoin View Post
6950s I ran eyefinity on it with triple 22'' monitor and it didn't have any noticeable drops in FPS .
It should be noted that it depends greatly on the game, and the desired settings. Some games are also utterly broken beyond playing under Eyefinity, due to lazy programming and shoddy console porting. I'm looking at YOU Bioware and your Mass Effect series.
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post #12 of 21
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^wow that sux, it would be epic playing ME2 3x1
post #13 of 21
You can do 3 monitor gaming with 1 GTX 570 and SoftTH. See my sig for details
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post #14 of 21
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^wow that sux, it would be epic playing ME2 3x1
Both ME1 and ME2. Bioware for a while was looking into a patch and said it would be too "difficult" and "expensive" to fix the b0rked HUD and FOV. Interestingly the necessary fix only requires altering about 10 lines of code from what I've read.

Strangely ME was certified for gawd knows what reason for Eyefinity.

ME1/2 is FOV locked 70* at ONLY 16:9 resolution. SO upping the resolution only zooms vertically and does not expand horizontally. The result is that all HUD elements and menu items are cropped off the top and bottom of the displays.

This is the case with SoftTH, Nvidia Surround, Eyefinity, TH2Go.
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SpinpontF3 1TB, WD 250, and WD320 Lite-On DT Waterblocks DT5Noz Waterblock Swiftech Komodo 6900-1 Waterblock 
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Swiftech MCR-220 Drive radiator Swiftech MCR-220 QP radiator 6xGentle Typhoon AP-15s Archx64 KDE4.5, Windows 7 x64 
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A few Yes Vista/7 Das Keyboard 
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Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 1.2 GHz Something kinda small Qualcomm Adreno core 16GB 
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SpinpontF3 1TB, WD 250, and WD320 Lite-On DT Waterblocks DT5Noz Waterblock Swiftech Komodo 6900-1 Waterblock 
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Swiftech MCR-220 Drive radiator Swiftech MCR-220 QP radiator 6xGentle Typhoon AP-15s Archx64 KDE4.5, Windows 7 x64 
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A few Yes Vista/7 Das Keyboard 
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post #15 of 21
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You can do 3 monitor gaming with 1 GTX 570 and SoftTH. See my sig for details
This method isn't the best. The performance sucks compared to eyefinity and it requires scripting knowledge and the game support is poor compared to eyefinity.

Okay if you don't want to buy a new GPU but already have 3x monitors, but if you are in the market for a multimonitor GPU, get a proper one.
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post #16 of 21
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
This method isn't the best. The performance sucks compared to eyefinity and it requires scripting knowledge and the game support is poor compared to eyefinity.

Okay if you don't want to buy a new GPU but already have 3x monitors, but if you are in the market for a multimonitor GPU, get a proper one.
No problems with performance whatsoever and requires ZERO scripting knowledge. Just put the files in the game directory and select the correct resolution. It works with virtually ANY game, even if its not on the list. I use it frequently with NFS Hot Pursuit and have zero problems. Excellent for people that do not have a 6 series ATI card. The only downside is that it is only DX9.

Please do some research before attacking someone.
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post #18 of 21
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No problems with performance whatsoever and requires ZERO scripting knowledge. Just put the files in the game directory and select the correct resolution. It works with virtually ANY game, even if its not on the list. I use it frequently with NFS Hot Pursuit and have zero problems. Excellent for people that do not have a 6 series ATI card. The only downside is that it is only DX9.

Please do some research before attacking someone.
I have actual experience.

I have a 3rd display as well. 1440x900.

I tried to do softTH in TF2. Just couldn't get it to work. The resolution option didn't show up in the options. Tried it in a couple of other games as well. No go...

As far as the performance, that's what I heard. I never got softTH to work. Not sure why. Maybe because all 3 displays were different resolutions? I tried to set the resolution for each screen to 1280x720, but I just couldn't get it to work.
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post #19 of 21
save yourself the pain and troubles for such a workaround, go 6950!
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post #20 of 21
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well, its seems silly to pay this much and go to this much trouble and not use updated DX. so it sounds like nvidia is out. 6950 it is. and then i would need some passive adapters? i dont think either monitor will have display port, is it necessary for at least one to have it?
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