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Convince me NOT to buy 3 monitors for eyefinity

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I'm serious. I'm really close to buying 3 monitors (or two to go with mine) and using eyefinity, even though I know it's overpriced and probably gimmicky. I'm worried it'll be one of those choices you make and then realise you could do without a month down the line. Has anyone had a similar experience/feeling?

Advice appreciated - it's one of those things gunner.gif
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For what game?
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Do it. It's not gimicky at all. I have used both eyefinity and nvidia surround. They are both fantastic and worth it. Keep in mind that you need games that are hor+, generally games in the last 3 years work (80 percent of them). And about 50 percent of older games work (3-6 years).

What GPU(s) will you be using? Horsepower and graphics memory become quite important with 3 monitors.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;12215232 
For what game?

A bunch - I don't have a particular one in mind.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varjo;12215238 
Do it. It's not gimicky at all. I have used both eyefinity and nvidia surround. They are both fantastic and worth it. Keep in mind that you need games that are hor+, generally games in the last 3 years work (80 percent of them). And about 50 percent of older games work (3-6 years).

What GPU(s) will you be using? Horsepower and graphics memory become quite important with 3 monitors.

A single HD 6950. I'll probably be doing the mod that makes it a 6970. I hear this might be enough by itself - is that so?
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If you have money to waste that do it. You don't really have enough power to play with high settings using 3 monitors, invest in a another card or something.
    
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post #6 of 134
It will definitely be enough. I run 3 monitors on crossfired 5770's and i've also done it with 1 5770
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chieftex;12215410 
A bunch - I don't have a particular one in mind.



A single HD 6950. I'll probably be doing the mod that makes it a 6970. I hear this might be enough by itself - is that so?

Well you very likely will have to upgrade your graphics situation to really appreciate the huge resolution you'll be running.
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Not sure if this is relevant or not, but ever since I decided to add this 19" to my rig I've never looked back. I've considered moving back to one monitor for the sake of freeing up some space on my desk, but I couldn't. Having more than one monitor is also very useful for college work aswell, having assignment notes on one screen and the actual assignment on the other.
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post #9 of 134
Don't do it.

You will be amazed by having that much screen real estate.

your friends will be amazed

games will look awesome.

It is terrible. I don't even know why i went eyefinity. frown.gif
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Why not? Lol. YOU SHOULD get it!
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