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So i've got a few questions about nvidia 2D surround. Firstly, i can't for the life of me seem to get my monitors to go into 120hz mode when i do my bezel corrected, surround resolution. There are a bunch of crappy res's down in the 3k's and 4k's that have 120hz options but my 6080x1080 res will only accept 60hz. What am i doing wrong? Second, the first game i installed was BC2. I can put every setting on high and have it work completely fine but only with certain AA options. Like 32x CSAA, 16QxCSAA and 8x MSAA will all make my computer horribly choppy, and turn the sky brown. I can do every other AA including 16x CSAA. I'm stumped. Thirdly, you other 2D surround guys out there, do you keep surround on when you're on the desktop as well? Or do you just setup multiple displays? Thanks guys.
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Lol Wecome to our world of few and far games that even support out crazy resolutions. I dont have 120Hz monitors but yeah that dosent seem right you should have an option to run 120Hz in 2D mode.

All that nvidia 3K,4K resolutions are just rubbish. games that are older are ment to detect them and hence then run one of those profiles so they are not stupidly streached.

BC2 has issues to be honest not a good game to start on. The best game that iv found that really does support our resolutions is metro 2033.

With all the AA and AF stuff whats happening there is you are hitting the memory wall.

And yes i leave surround on when just using my desktop. its to much of a pain to change all the time.

You may find better options in the nvidia control pannel for games, make sure all gpus are set to high proformance and stuff and also you can set AA and AF here.

Got latest drivers?


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I would not change any aa settings in the nvidia control panel for games, turn the aa on in the game. I would also try some different drivers.
    
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Thanks for the reply. Damn, i didnt think i would hit a memory wall in BC2, go figure. I'm using the latest drivers as of right now although i read of a guy who has problems with anything but the 258.96 drivers. So i might start reverting back slowly and see what happens. If it can fix the 120hz issue ill be happy, seems so its a pretty big reason as to why i bought the damn things. I'm installing crysis right now and going to play around with that and see what happens, maybe dead space 2 afterwards. Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard;12763505 
I would not change any aa settings in the nvidia control panel for games, turn the aa on in the game. I would also try some different drivers.

On, it. Thanks.
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Can't you just add some more memory if you've hit a "memory wall"?
    
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video memory?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Willanhanyard;12763717 
Can't you just add some more memory if you've hit a "memory wall"?

GPU Memory wall only way to add more in that rig would to add another 470 for quad sli.

At higher resolutions GPU memory quickly runs out.

I constantly max out my 4.5Gb of GDDR5.

Partical effects and textures do it.
 
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Wish EVGA would hop on the bandwagon with non-referance boards that have double the memory..gunna make sure i have enough next upgrade..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Willanhanyard;12763717 
Can't you just add some more memory if you've hit a "memory wall"?

And I'm sure you are an expect on modding a GPU to add extra memory wink.gif


And to the OP:
Which drivers are you using?
You should be able to use bazel and 3D in surround.
If I'm not mistaken, you are limited to 60mhz if you run 2D tho, unless you enable the 3D stereoscopic.

Also, yes, you will be limited by your GPU memory pretty fast once you start using AA, and that is why you will start getting choppy.
Roughly, MSAA = 2xQCSAA = 4CSAA.
MSAA stores 4 points per reference, QCSAA stores 2 and CSAA stores 1.
Just note that CSAA is nvidia thingy, but AMD has a similar thing (I think its called CFAA for them).

In most games which just state AA, they are using MSAA, so 2xAA translate to 8xCSAA. You can over-ride it via nvidia profiles if you want to. Doesn't matter in-game or in the profiles.

CSAA is cheaper and still gives very good quality, and its usualy the recommended to use in nvidia cards on very large resolutions. It will still give very good quality but without killing your FPS.

Enjoy your system biggrin.gif
I'm not playing in 3D, but surround in freakin awesome.
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