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So I have decided to go with eyefinity for my sig rig. But now am confused which route to go and need advice.

I have one monitor at res 1600 x 900. I have about 250 credit on newegg for my disposal. I can get two more monitors as the exact one I have right now. The problem is the width res obviosly increases but not the top down res. So my question is is 1600 x 900(mainly the 900 part) to small to eyefinity? Would it even look good considering its not even HD my res would end up being around 4800 x 900.

The other option is to take the 250 and use most of it to start over with a single 1920 x 1080 then save up for eyefinity down the road. Like I said main question is is the 900 part too small for going eyefinity, not really concerned about high def just it looking good with eyefinity. Thanks for any advice.
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I had a triple 1600x900 setup for awhile. It wasn't too bad, but the aspect ratio just made it too wide for practical purposes. I ended up leaving one of the monitors off most of the time, and switched back to gaming on just one monitor, and eventually sold all three of them and bought the 1920x1080 monitor I have now.

FPSes and racing games looked great, but I felt like the full expanse of the setup was wasted, as I couldn't really see all the way to the edges of the outer screens.

Long story short, ditch the 1600x900 monitor, upgrade to a bigger, nicer screen, and if you get the funds later on, run an Eyefinity setup with that.
post #3 of 8
3x1600x900 too small?

Dude, I'm running 3x1280x1024 Eyefinity.
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post #4 of 8
IMO, if youre going to go eyefinity you might as well get the most out of your Radeons.
6950's are fast enough to handle 5760 X 1080, thats why its so tempting in my eyes.

I think you will appreciate the difference.
1600 X 900 isn't terrible but now is the time to make the change for you from what I am reading.
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;12894682 
3x1600x900 too small?

Dude, I'm running 3x1280x1024 Eyefinity.
so was I. It's a better aspect ratio than the highly teeny and narrow 1600x900, however.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;12894682 
3x1600x900 too small?

Dude, I'm running 3x1280x1024 Eyefinity.

It's not a matter of being too small, it's too wide. 3x1600x900 will give you a 48:9 ratio (5.33), whereas (IIRC) most movies are shot anamorphically, with an aspect ratio of 21:9 (2.33 or so)
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Originally Posted by disemvoweled;12895481 
It's not a matter of being too small, it's too wide. 3x1600x900 will give you a 48:9 ratio (5.33), whereas (IIRC) most movies are shot anamorphically, with an aspect ratio of 21:9 (2.33 or so)

With HydraGrid drivers from AMD, you can snap video player windows to fullscreen to only one monitor.

Just about any and every Eyefinity aspect ratio you can dream of will cause problems for anamorpic movies at full-screen across 3 monitors....including my 3x5:4 setup.
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;12895532 
With HydraGrid drivers from AMD, you can snap video player windows to fullscreen to only one monitor.

Just about any and every Eyefinity aspect ratio you can dream of will cause problems for anamorpic movies at full-screen across 3 monitors....including my 3x5:4 setup.

Yeah I know. I ended up using the monitors in extended desktop mode rather than Eyefinity most of the time. With the bezels in the way, watching movies on anything BUT one monitor became a bit distracting. Like I said, 48:9 is simply too wide to be practical.
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