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Multimonitor gaming or single Monitor with 3d

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  1. shoti02 New Member

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    hello guys....

    after my 7970 was blown up, i have updated my System. so now i have an asus maximus hero vi an Intel 4770k and and an asus r9 280x Matrix platinum Card and a coolermaster hafx 942. so now my question, what do u prever ? a triple Monitor Setup ( one HP2510i is my Monitor, so i would get two others ) or a very good 3d single Monitor ( Samsung s27b970d ) and playing in 3d. i have no experience with both solutions but it seems to me that for a triple solutions i need another graphic Card ( and so maybe another psu ...now i have a 700 watt corsair ).......what ar ur thoughts ??
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    3 monitors is better because 3D requires the games to support it and when you aren't playing 3 monitors give you more space for multi tasking

    Also how did you blown up your HD 7970?
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    More desktop space is always a better. you can span or stretch your desktop over 3 screens and it looks good. not to forget the while e-peen factor of having 3 monitors sitting on your desk - It looks good. but for serious gaming you might wanna invest in a more powerful GPU or go crossfire with that 280X to help pump out the frames, might struggle on ultra or high settings depending on the game.
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    hmmm...the Matrix is not the slowest graphic Card on the market......
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    its also technically not the newest card on the market either - Its more or less a rebadged 7970 with a slight overclock. That 3GB of Vram would help loads though, I dont think you would get ultra settings on BF4 though but i could be wrong. You might even struggle to get good frames on high settings.

    Having a second 280x cant hurt unless you really cant afford to spend money.


    ::EDIT::

    So lets say for arguments sake that you compare your 280x matrix platinum to a 280x DirectCU II - only real difference between the 2 cards is possibly the cooler & the extra 100-150mhz on the core, everything else is still the same.

    We shall use TPU's 280X DirectCU II Review

    If we have a look at the bench scores for BF3 at 5760x1080p - typical triple screen res you can see that the 280x struggled

    [​IMG]

    While it sits 3rd from top in this review 37fps is not what i would call 'fluid' sure its playable but if the frames dip even more depending on what game youre playing then 37fps will quickly become a slideshow.

    You can turn off AA and it might net you another 8-15fps possibly? maybe more but it still wouldnt be flying. Even the Titan had trouble hitting a solid 60fps.


    WARCRAFT

    the 280x is outpaced by other cards at the same res again.

    [​IMG]

    but 48fps is still very playable.
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    ..ok u r right but we are talking about a few frames.....only the titan is very fast and it costs the same then two 280x, so maybe its athought worth to get another...its cheaper then one titan...
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    If you want to play in 3d, you better go with Nvidia. But you already have a very capable card, so 3 screen setup looks like a way to go. As other members have mentioned before, in 5760x1080 you will not be maxing out and no doubt turn of AA. That gives ~30% boost to many games. So adding another 280x will help a great deal and you will have amazing setup and very fun gaming experience.
    one more alternative 2560x1440p screen without 3d. In that case one 280x should do it in most scenarios.
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    Agree with XSI, only little frames will be added. Not to mention your CPU might add 2-3 frames for 1080p or 1 for 1440p. About 280x, it would really give you a boost since it holds a bigger bank of memory. I'm currently using 7970's clocked at 1105mhz and it is enough for 1920x1080p with all the things you could max and turn on @ 59-60 average for crysis 3 and 50-60 average for skyrim. I haven't played BF nor 3 screen cause I only have 2 but I reckon you could always OC 280x into Ghz with ease since 1.1Ghz is the borderline for most 7970's @ less 1.150 volts.

    Also, as I look at the charts you posted, 280x is just about right, because it is clocked less than most 7970 Ghz edition. If you want a high clocked 280x with good 3 fans, go for sapphire Toxic 1.15Ghz.
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    This. One 1600p or 1440p screen and no half supported 3D or multimonitor bezel galore. All new PC games target those resolutions with highest texture quality setting.
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    what do u mean with " half supported " ?
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    Not every game supports 1600p (textures). All games from 2010-2011 and younger should have 1440p (it's almost MUST HAVE). ;p
    XSI says thanks.

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