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Hey all,

Getting ready to upgrade to eyefinity; GPUs are on the way but I'm as yet undecided about the monitors. I kind of want to go with 27" 1080p, but I'm wondering if that screen size @ 1080p is going to result in a much less crispy image than 24-25", and if so, what kind of discrepancy are we talking about? Enough to warrant a downgrade in monitor size?

Also, I saw this list in another thread (thanks Ken) http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-panels.aspx

How important is it to conform to that list? What risks do I run using monitors not on the list? And is there any way to vet un-listed monitors, as in some feature I should be looking for to ensure that they're good for eyefinity? Any input would be appreciated thumb.gif

*edit* there are only two 27" monitors on that list, and they're both absurdly out of my price range. so does anyone even run 27" 1080p eyefinity at all?

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That list has nothing to do with the monitors for eyefinity. As long as your the monitors have DVI or Displayport, or you have an adapter to connect to the right ports on your card, they should work.

27" will look less crisp than a 24-25" yes, but that will depend on how far away you sit. If you were sitting the same distance away it would look a lot less crisp, but if you were farther away it would look fine.

Also, I don't know if you've seen them, but there are those Korean 27" 2560x1440 monitors for around $300-$350. Even though your GPU's couldn't keep up with them, you could get them and either use a lower resolution or turn down the settings. Worth a look though.

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23 inch 1920x1080 32 bit 8 bit graphic 1080i is the web standard.yes some wish you could do it all on 1080p sadly you ll get better experience on 1080i because you are on the web.playing off line?1080 p will be fine
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That list has nothing to do with the monitors for eyefinity. As long as your the monitors have DVI or Displayport, or you have an adapter to connect to the right ports on your card, they should work.
27" will look less crisp than a 24-25" yes, but that will depend on how far away you sit. If you were sitting the same distance away it would look a lot less crisp, but if you were farther away it would look fine.
Also, I don't know if you've seen them, but there are those Korean 27" 2560x1440 monitors for around $300-$350. Even though your GPU's couldn't keep up with them, you could get them and either use a lower resolution or turn down the settings. Worth a look though.


What is the list for, if not eyefinity compatible monitors?

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I don't run eyefinity, the bezel on my 27" would drive me crazy. I have a really deep desk and the monitor looks really good to me @ 1080p. If you have a shallower desk, I would recommend going a smaller size.
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if you just want 1080p then go with 23" monitors. 27" at 1080p is a complete waste if you ask me.

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I have a 27 inch Asus 1080p monitor and its ok, how is it a waste, and going from 24 inch to 27, the 27 inch will look very very slightly worse, but hardly noticable, but will look better a little further away.
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if you just want 1080p then go with 23" monitors. 27" at 1080p is a complete waste if you ask me.

I appreciate the input, but could you please be more specific? The extra screen real-estate is a big motivator for me, but if the image degradation is serious business, then I might go 25".

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I have 27" monitors for Nvidia surround. I actually tried 23" monitors first and in my opinion they were too small. I can appreciate the fact that some people believe that the pixel density is not high enough with 1080p on a 27" monitor, but really the difference is very small. Push the monitors back a few inches and I think the 27" is actually better because I prefer to view a larger monitor from further out than a a smaller one up close. Again the difference is really not that big between 24" and 27" monitors for example.

1080p on 27" = 82ppi
1080p on 24" = 92ppi

Let's say you would view a 24" monitor from 24 inches. The pixels would appear to be the same size if you viewed a 27" monitor from 27 inches, just 3 more inches back for this example. I actually sit closer to 36 inches away from my 27" panels.

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I have 27" monitors for Nvidia surround. I actually tried 23" monitors first and in my opinion they were too small. I can appreciate the fact that some people believe that the pixel density is not high enough with 1080p on a 27" monitor, but really the difference is very small. Push the monitors back a few inches and I think the 27" is actually better because I prefer to view a larger monitor from further out than a a smaller one up close. Again the difference is really not that big between 24" and 27" monitors for example.
1080p on 27" = 82ppi
1080p on 24" = 92ppi
Let's say you would view a 24" monitor from 24 inches. The pixels would appear to be the same size if you viewed a 27" monitor from 27 inches, just 3 more inches back for this example. I actually sit closer to 36 inches away from my 27" panels.
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Thanks for the info, +rep. This was my suspicion but I want to get people's take on the subject, preferably people with this type of experience. Any suggestions for good 27" 1080p monitors that are sub-$400?

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