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jimbo_0002

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#1 7 years ago

Hey guys I'm curious if anyone is running a 3 monitor setup? Main use for gaming and what kind of games do you play?

I currently have duel monitors but thinking about upgrading and looking for some pros and cons.

The reason I got a second monitor was because I do a fair bit of photoshop work etc and having a second monitor I use for references etc, I feel a third monitor probably wouldn't be much better for this kind of work as you would be taking more time going from side to side all the time but for gaming is it worth it?

My main games I will be playing in the future will be BF3 and Skyrim. I can see playing skyrim working alright but not to sure about BF3 being a fps, I have watched a few videos and the bezels kinda ruin the experience. Any screens with very small to no bezel out yet?

I currently have a GTX580 that can run 3 monitors at once I believe, but I pressume it would be fairly hefty for a single card to run on 3 monitor in a game?

So if you have managed to read through all the above and make it down here what are your thoughts on the matter?

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Supa

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#2 7 years ago

I wouldn't try to run anything at that high of a res without SLI.

In addition, your video card doesn't really have triple monitor support, unless you plan to run two with VGA/DVI and the third with HDMI. That sounds pretty ghetto to me. :P




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#3 7 years ago

Hey don't be hatin', SUpa. I'd love to have, say, a small (32"?) igh-end HDTV in the middle running on HDMI with 2 monitors on either side. Not particularly practical for multi-screen gaming, but it'd be cool as hell :P




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#4 7 years ago
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#5 7 years ago

[COLOR=orange]I do know that dual-channel cards are not that tiresome on a computer. As for a triple-channel, that might give a bit of stress to the machine, as well as to the card. The card would have to have a powerful processor, and a significant cooling system, as would the computer itself. If you are able to do it, I say go for it. Although, instead of just using one card, there is a much better way.[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]The best method I have found of accomplishing this is actually to use multiple cards for the same purpose. As long as the cards are perfectly identical, a modern computer will run them simultaneously without much difficulty. You can just hook up one monitor to each card and save memory, increase graphics capability, and have a much smoother experience overall.[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]On a side note, this makes Flight Simulator all the more enthralling. :nodding:[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]God, I need a new computer! :banghead:[/COLOR]


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jimbo_0002

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#6 7 years ago

So basically have to factor in the cost of another 580 if I was going to attempt the setup.

I would like to find at least someone on here who has a 3 monitor setup and can tell me how well it works for them.




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#7 7 years ago

Military does it, well maybe 9, upper lower, but they have a more simulation chair as well.




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#8 7 years ago
Supa

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#9 7 years ago

He also runs Crossfire, and says that at max settings aren't really playable.




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#10 7 years ago

I have 2 questions I'm hoping someone can shed some light on,

1st - Say I'm running a sli setup and have 2 monitors on 1 card and 1 on the other with the card during a game would the card running 2 monitors be more stressed gaming than the single monitor card and cause the screens to maybe not sync run at the same rates?

2nd - Ok so If the above statement is true and lets say the gpu has three dvi/display ports would having all monitors on the single card fix this situation and still make full use of the sli setup?




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