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Introduction

So before i bought my eyefinity setup, i wondered how much of a fps hit i would take and if the fps hit scaling was linear or not. I could not find any review or performance comparisons, so i am doing this review today for anyone wondering how much of a performance hit their is and if their gpus can take it.

Test System

Intel Core i5 650 @ 4.2Ghz
Gigabyte P55
4GB DDR3 @ 1600
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 900/1375
Seagate 500GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Single Monitor - 1680 x 1050
Eyefinity - 5040 x 1050

Games To Be Tested

Dirt 2 - Max Settings (2 xaa) [In Game Bench]
Batman: Arkham Asylum - Max Settings [In Game Bench]
Just Cause 2 - Max Settings (2 xaa) [Desert SunRise]
Crysis - Max Settings (no aa) [Guru3D Bench Tool]

Note: all of the games above will be benched using their bench tools. How ever not all will provide a minimum fps, thus the reason why some of the graphs will not have a min fps bar

Results

Dirt 2


Just Cause 2


Crysis


Batman Arkham Asylum


Conclusion

Eyefinity Percentage Performance Hit

Dirt 2 - 47% Decrease in FPS
Batman AA - 42% Decrease in FPS
Crysis - 66% Decrease in FPS
Just Cause 2 - 53% increase

So it seems that eyefinitys hit on fps varies by a fair amount.You can see some games take more of a performance hit than others, Crysis for example took 66%, which appears to be almost linear scaling after adding the other 2 monitors! Where Batman AA took much less of a hit at 42%!

Thankyou for reading this review, i hope it was of some use to you

If you have any particular games / settings you would like me to bench, do not hesitate to ask

x
Edited by MHSSLU - 3/29/11 at 7:06am
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Very nice review!

Could you try Bad Company 2 multiplayer?

That would really help! As I am planning on going eye-finity soon!

Once again, thank you!
    
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Very nice review!

Could you try Bad Company 2 multiplayer?

That would really help! As I am planning on going eye-finity soon!

Once again, thank you!
Yep i can, any in particular settings you would like?

such as HBAO, AA etc...

And thank you for the feed back
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Nice review, have some rep

I've only tried CSS and oblivion () in eyefinity but I was interested to see some quantitative figures on performance hits - obviously the 2gb framebuffer helps significantly at eyefinity resolutions.
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Yep i can, any in particular settings you would like?

such as HBAO, AA etc...

And thank you for the feed back
I honestly don't mind, but would be nice at everything Highest, AAx2 or AAx4, and NO HBAO.

Thank you in advance!
    
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I honestly don't mind, but would be nice at everything Highest, AAx2 or AAx4, and NO HBAO.

Thank you in advance!
Ok, thanks for the information

Will get on it in a few, then post up the results
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Ok, thanks for the information

Will get on it in a few, then post up the results
Could you do 0xAA without HBAO as well?
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Could you do 0xAA without HBAO as well?
Sure thing, will get on it x
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Very interesting thanks.
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Alright, bookmarked this thread, will stay tuned.

Thanks a lot!
    
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