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hmmm...maybe we could work out a local deal =P as I am eyeing those 580 3gb model =P

plus I get excellent FPS on the most demanding game out there...yes more demanding than Crysis2!!

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hmmm...maybe we could work out a local deal =P as I am eyeing those 580 3gb model =P

plus I get excellent FPS on the most demanding game out there...yes more demanding than Crysis2!!

Local deal? Talking to me?

And I thought Angry Birds for PC only worked for touch screen monitors?
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Local deal? Talking to me?

And I thought Angry Birds for PC only worked for touch screen monitors?
haha yea, they came out w/ a PC version you can control w/ your mouse....looks funny across my screens haha
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Blizzard bans for eyefinity and other multiscreen setups.
They do because it would be extremely unfair to the people who don't have multi monitor setups.
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They do because it would be extremely unfair to the people who don't have multi monitor setups.
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I understand for competitions but just regular play? But that's another topic altogether.

Again, please read the first post, I do not want/need/have the money for two GTX 580 3gbs.
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Blizzard bans for eyefinity and other multiscreen setups.
sorry, crappy in action shot w/ my buddy's EVO 4G

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post #18 of 22
While you may want the most cost effective method running 4800x2560 is going to be extremely demanding. The biggest issue is going to be Vram which is why i suggested the 3gb 580s and you would need 2 to display all 3 monitors. Short of that 6950/70 in CF would give you the most Vram and performance. You could also wait for the 590 which will have 3gb Vram and be able to display 3 monitors but that card is shaping up to be very expensive.

Edit: I don't see ultra at that resolution being possible short of the 6950/70s in CF. If you have a $4500 monitor setup one would think money wouldn't be an issue when it comes to using them.
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While you may want the most cost effective method running 4800x2560 is going to be extremely demanding. The biggest issue is going to be Vram which is why i suggested the 3gb 580s and you would need 2 to display all 3 monitors. Short of that 6950/70 in CF would give you the most Vram and performance. You could also wait for the 590 which will have 3gb Vram and be able to display 3 monitors but that card is shaping up to be very expensive.

Edit: I don't see ultra at that resolution being possible short of the 6950/70s in CF. If you have a $4500 monitor setup one would think money wouldn't be an issue when it comes to using them.
Well, I know vram is the issue here which is why I'm thinking about the 2gb version cards. Technically money isn't the issue, but if I get 2x 580s the PSU will need an upgrade, and then the cards would sit idle most of the time, and when it's being loaded it would only be running SC2 95% of the time. So it's really a question of utility.

I know powering 12m pixels is demanding, and wouldn't dream of doing this if I played more demanding titles like Metro or Crysis. But I don't. I just play SC2, and Dota, and Brood War from time to time. And since SC2 isn't very demanding when it comes to GPU, and that being a strategy game, I don't really need 60+ fps, I'm just asking do you guys think 2x 2gb GTX 460s would cut it when it comes to using 3x 30" monitors.

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sorry, crappy in action shot w/ my buddy's EVO 4G

Hmm if I'm seeing this right, the aspect ratio is maintained and everything just looks a lot larger right? So kind of like 1680x1050 vs 1920x1200 vs 2560x1600 in that you don't see more of the map in any of those resolutions, just things look bigger right?

And is this on bnet?
Edited by ebolamonkey3 - 2/2/11 at 2:01pm
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post #20 of 22
aspect ratio is maintained in portrait, I'm sure if you played in landscape, then I'm sure you would see more of the map.

I believe that's where the above statement came from as those of w/ multi-monitor gaming would have a significant advantage over those w/ a single monitor
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