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[Poll] To drop Eyefinity!?

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  • 42% (8)
    Keep my 3 24" Viewsonics in Eyefinity
  • 57% (11)
    Purchase a 27"+
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
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I currently have 3 24" Viewsonic 2ms monitors. I use a 6870 video card for the Eyefinity setup. Only game that I play that takes full advantage of Eyefinity is BF2, but its rare that I play it.

Most of the time I play TDU2 or SC2.. I'm NEVER in Eyefinity mode. I also have issues when I switch between Eyefinity and a normal 3 monitor desktop, 1 monitor looses connection. I have to unplug my Active Display-port adapter and plug it back in.

Before I bought the 3 monitors I used a 28" Viewsonic and thought it was kind of too big (back then, it was hard too push max settings on 1920x1200 haha).

So with that said, what larger (27"+) Monitor should I be looking for. I'd like a IPS panel but I don't want to spend more than 6-700 bucks!!

Thanks in advance!!
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post #2 of 14
Personally, I think eyefinity is slightly overrated. I was all hyped about it recently getting another 24" display. It's awesome to see games and your desktop in such a large resolution, but it quickly became old. The bezels drove me nuts, and the profiles in the Catalyst control center appear to be broken, I never could them working. I like the benefit of having a secondary display, or as in your case a third. It certainly helps when I need to move windows to the other display that I need to keep an eye on.

If all you are doing is gaming, then I suppose a single monitor would be fine...
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post #3 of 14
I like my Eyefinity, then again I'm a multi-head multitasking user outside of games...and most all my games I currently have do Eyefinity.

If ya don't use it, I can see selling gear and getting coin back.
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post #4 of 14
I had Eyefinity for a while and while I might be a minority I didn't like it. It was almost too much to take in. I found myself looking at my peripheral vision more than what was right in front of me. Heck my K/D ratio even suffered in FPS games. I went back to one large (28") monitor and never looked back. Just my .02.
    
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post #5 of 14
Hmmm, you're asking for a lot .

Of course Eyefinity/Surround vision isn't for everyone. Like Digi said, the bezels, drivers and the fact that not every game supports it is a factor for everyone. But if you get used to the bezels, have use for the desktop space outside of gaming on a daily use and manage to not have driver problems with your setup, then it's fine .

Aside from that, if you're looking at an IPS, I believe you are stuck with one of the dells? I'm not sure if HP/LG has a 27" IPS, but I could be mistaken. If you haven't seen the price on the Dell, it's roughly $1,000 when it's on sale.

So it's a tough call to buy if you don't/can't spend that much, but also don't benefit from your current setup.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
I like my Eyefinity, then again I'm a multi-head multitasking user outside of games...and most all my games I currently have do Eyefinity.

If ya don't use it, I can see selling gear and getting coin back.
I also do alot of multitasking.. but I never use over 2 monitors. When I first hooked up my third display, I had a bunch of my benchmarking software running (coretemp, afterburn, exc.. on the third monitor).. then I just turned them off once I got my machine stable and my right monitors is usually powered off these days lol.
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post #7 of 14
I would keep the three 24" monitors and not use them in Eyefinity. I have a 22" and a 19" Monitor now, and I'm looking to upgrade to 2-3 24" this summer.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by KrenKO View Post
I also do alot of multitasking.. but I never use over 2 monitors. When I first hooked up my third display, I had a bunch of my benchmarking software running (coretemp, afterburn, exc.. on the third monitor).. then I just turned them off once I got my machine stable and my right monitors is usually powered off these days lol.
Multi-head is great for researching/writing papers. Also helps lessen the number of tabs per window in tabbed browsers.
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post #9 of 14
I love my eyefinity setup, I went eyefinity with the idea of playing games in a widescreen high resolution view, but for some reason, it wasnt how i imagined it to be.. i'm still using eyefinity but not for gaming. It's always nice to have extra screens, an increase to your productivity on whatever you are doing pops in mind. lots of space, and well, cooler hehe
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post #10 of 14
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I actually had a vision of a 27" main monitor mounted on the wall @ desk level. and right above it, 3 of the (non widescreen) 19" monitors in eyefinity.

I think i just get bored and have a fascination of spending money on computer parts
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