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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter View Post
Moving to triplewide was the biggest upgrade I've had to gaming since I bought a Voodoo 1 card for 640x480 OpenGL in Quake/Quake2/Half-Life. That's how much EyeFinity/Surround has impressed me. Makes me wish I'd gone TripleHead2Go years ago.

Be prepared for a few headaches (particularly when combining EyeFinity and CrossFireX) but overall it's a gaming experience I wouldn't wish to lose now.

Some games to try out would be Just Cause 2, DiRT2, X3: Terran Conflict, Grand Prix 4 (an oldie but works great in EyeFinity with a few .cfg tweaks!), Burnout Paradise, Battlefield: Bad Company 2... and if you system can take it, Metro 2033 and Crysis.

edit: There are some games that outright won't play nicely with EyeFinity/Surround. They appear to work, but then all sorts of bad stuff happens. They're mostly daft games that don't work in triplewide at all, though. Defence Grid, Magic the Gathering, Shatter are the three I can remember offhand. They won't fullscreen correctly, even at a single-screen res, they need to be run windowed.
I wouldn't go back.

The biggest fail in Eyefinity/surround support is the entire Mass Effect series...which Bioware wrote broken, promised they'd fix...and never did.
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I wouldn't go back.

The biggest fail in Eyefinity/surround support is the entire Mass Effect series...which Bioware wrote broken, promised they'd fix...and never did.
You wouldn't go back to a single 1280x1024 I assume?

You know, a single 16:9 ain't too bad actually. Modern games have a horribly low FOV (probably due to being console ports). This makes games an agony to play with a single 1280x1024 monitor, since 5:4 has the least FOV of the common aspect ratios in most games.

Now, 16:9 isn't actually bad. It allows for immersion, plenty of view area, and stuff. It's definitely usable and I could definitely adjust to a single monitor after eyefinity for some games like COD games. However, eyefinity is still a very nice addition to your setup, and IMO above most other upgrades anyone can get
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You wouldn't go back to a single 1280x1024 I assume?

You know, a single 16:9 ain't too bad actually. Modern games have a horribly low FOV (probably due to being console ports). This makes games an agony to play with a single 1280x1024 monitor, since 5:4 has the least FOV of the common aspect ratios in most games.

Now, 16:9 isn't actually bad. It allows for immersion, plenty of view area, and stuff. It's definitely usable and I could definitely adjust to a single monitor after eyefinity for some games like COD games. However, eyefinity is still a very nice addition to your setup, and IMO above most other upgrades anyone can get
I came from 16:10 1680x1050. For gaming, but especially multitasking multi-head is a win IMHO.

BTW-As of 11.2, Catalyst seems much less picky about Eyefinity-ing different brand panels...I'm actually now able to run all my panels at 75hz now, I also no longer have to avoid using Catalyst for setting up bezel comnpensation.
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I came from 16:10 1680x1050. For gaming, but especially multitasking multi-head is a win IMHO.

BTW-As of 11.2, Catalyst seems much less picky about Eyefinity-ing different brand panels...I'm actually now able to run all my panels at 75hz now, I also no longer have to avoid using Catalyst for setting up bezel comnpensation.
Oh well. Depends on the games you play. ME2 or BC2 with an unmodified FOV config are both very low FOV games (around 50-65 area), and will look terrible on a single screen.

Games like TF2, COD games, Racing games... All look okay on a single screen.
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I love mine and would never go back. Its the ultimate way to play source engine based games.

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The pros seem to outnumber the cons here, however I see possible problems cropping up, one being the drivers, I'm currently stuck on 10.9 because anything higher seems to stick my GPU2 usage at 99% when leaving any full screen application.

Is Eyefinity a relatively easy thing to set up? Is it basically plug and play?
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The pros seem to outnumber the cons here, however I see possible problems cropping up, one being the drivers, I'm currently stuck on 10.9 because anything higher seems to stick my GPU2 usage at 99% when leaving any full screen application.

Is Eyefinity a relatively easy thing to set up? Is it basically plug and play?
Plug monitors in (provided that one must be connected through display port, only active adapters work, not 5 dollar passives), then go to CCC and create a monitor group from the desktop options. Done.
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Absolutely go for Eyefinity! I've had my setup for about 9 months now and I cannot imagine having less than 3 screens anymore. It'll be the best investment you make for your computer ever.
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I have eyefinity and it's great when playing games, but I do more than just play games. 95% of the time my left monitor is off as dual monitor is plenty for me to work on. I wouldn't recommend eyefinity if you're playing FPS though. You end up concentrating on the center most of the time anyways. But for racing...etc eyefinity is awesome.
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I have eyefinity and it's great when playing games, but I do more than just play games. 95% of the time my left monitor is off as dual monitor is plenty for me to work on. I wouldn't recommend eyefinity if you're playing FPS though. You end up concentrating on the center most of the time anyways. But for racing...etc eyefinity is awesome.
Racing games are more my thing, I do play FPS on occasions but thats no bog deal I can just turn off 2 monitors when that happens.

I'm going to look on ebay over the coming weeks and see if I can get some cheap monitors (Samsung P2450)

I'm actually getting quite excited about the idea now
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