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Just ordered a pair of 23" Acer monitors to go with my 24" - they will be side monitors. I got the Accell displayport to dvi active adapter with them. It should all arrive in a week or so.

My question is, with my system, what type of settings do you figure I will need in games? Do you think I will have to scale my details down to medium with my 5850 running 5760 x 1080 resolution?

I play all my games at max settings right now. NFS Shift, Carbon, Most Wanted, Grid, Dirt, Bad Company 2, Medal of Honor, COD 4, LoTRO and many more.

Any of these games not gonna work in eyefinity?
Edited by tout - 3/11/11 at 6:43am
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post #2 of 11
you won't be able to go close to high settings on a single 5850.
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Almost all newer games work in Eyefinity a number of them are also if not working supported through Widescreengaming.com or whatever and they release a fix for Field of view.

Be warned though some games like CoD aren't very nice if you use this in multiplayer as at least in MW2 it was viewed as "cheating" and many users were banned.

It varies from game to game, but in my experience 90% of games support it to some greater degree. Lotro works well.

And Yes you will need to scale down and play with your settings a bit more,

Eyefinity, hates AA, 2x generally max without much FPS dip, sometimes 4x, but if you touch one that it dislikes... wow... game just totally locks up at like .025fps.

If you flash the 5850 to run like a 5870 should be fine honestly, but even then a 5850 should run most games at medium or high spec.

(But I recommend thinking or looking into flashing the bios)
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post #4 of 11
I was Playing mw2 in nvsurround using wide screen fixer for months and never ran into any banning issues ran @ 89 fps maxed @ 5760 x 1080

Most games will work but require a bunch of fiddling with 3d party hacks to adjust fov, but they will run like **** on a single 5850 @ native res.


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post #5 of 11
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Thanks for the responses, I was planning on having to drop to medium settings, I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with a 5850.

I can't flash my card to a 5870, it's a non reference design.

I will be buying a second 5850 in the future but for now I've already spent way too much on my PC this year. Time to pay some bills first.
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You'll need 2 dude. I run at about medium settings in World of Warcraft.. I can't get nfs to work, fall out 3 ran at max...I really don't play that many games. With WoW you really don't see the diff between high and medium..

Warning: once you go eyefinity you don't go back.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tehpyrate;12654240 
You'll need 2 dude. I run at about medium settings in World of Warcraft.. I can't get nfs to work, fall out 3 ran at max...I really don't play that many games. With WoW you really don't see the diff between high and medium..

Warning: once you go eyefinity you don't go back.

Which NFS?

I don't plan on going back... ever! I just need to make space on my desktop...
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post #8 of 11
Eyefinity is a bit addicting ya =D...

5850 is about 10% under the 5870, so as from my experience almost all games you shouldn't have a problem running.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by tout;12655614 
Which NFS?

I don't plan on going back... ever! I just need to make space on my desktop...

Shift,

it won't boot up. just crashes.
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I had alot of issues with Shift on PC reminds me I need to get Shift 2.
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