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Is a multi-monitor setup better suited for FPS?

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vs. a single monitor?

Just trying to get some opinions from shooter gamers.
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The main thing you have to worry about with multi monitor setups are the bezels around the monitors. A dual monitor setup is technically possible, but you'd have to deal with two bezels right in the middle of the screen, where your crosshair is supposed to be, which is why most people opt for triple monitors as opposed to dual.

Main perk is having much more room to see stuff.

Otherwise, not many games support it natively, so you'd have to do some tweaking to get some games to work.

Hope I helped.
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post #3 of 9
Better is subjective.

For competitive shooters there's nothing better than a single high hz CRT.

Multi Monitor just makes the experience more immersive.
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thanks! that helped quite a bit
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Sure, 2 monitor eyefinity is horrible.

3 monitor eyefinity is just pure sex. Everything you used to see on a single monitor is still on the center screen. The side monitors are more view area to the sides, so to speak.

ALMOST EVERY freaking game supports it, Ipwnnubletz. I can name one or two that don't, but almost every other modern game (2006+) works on eyefinity. Don't spread misinformation. I would say 80% work natively. 10% can be tweaked to work from not working. The rest will never work.

Eyefinity is worth it. However, the downsides are obvious. You cannot run every game maxed at 5760x1200 or so, and affording the whole setup is difficult.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Eyefinity is worth it. However, the downsides are obvious. You cannot run every game maxed at 5760x1200 or so, and affording the whole setup is difficult.
In addition, some games have screwy HUDs with multiple monitors.
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In addition, some games have screwy HUDs with multiple monitors.
this is what it really comes down to, BFBC2 is awesome on three monitors, some other FPS games just strech the HUD across all three and it ruins the game. IE: Crysis 2, I jad to play that on my laptop just because I couldn't play across three monitors with the HUD spanned out.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
In addition, some games have screwy HUDs with multiple monitors.
Well depends on how you look at it.

Loads of games put the HUD at the far sides. Tweaking might work, might not. I still included this in the 80% (estimate) of games that work on it.
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Yes, FPS games do benefit from multi monitors. Basically, it allows you to see more in your periphery and thus it's easier to identify threats/enemies because you aren't have to constantly move the crosshairs back and forth.
    
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