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  1. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    I just hooked up my new Eyefinity setup this morning, and I am loving it so far. I thought I'd open this up to see what other people have Eyefinity setups, what type they have, how they've set it all up, etc.

    Please Share your experiences for the rest of us! :toast:

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    t_ski: Three 7970's + three Asus VW246H's
    Cadaveca: Two 6950's + three Dell 2310's
    Chicken Patty: One 5870 + three 22" Samsung 225BW's
    jasper1605: One 5850 + one Soyo Topaz S + two Gateway FPD2485W's
    Volkszorn88: One 5850 + three Acer G185H's
    avatar_raq: One 5870 + three BenQ T2200HD's
    travva: One 5850 + three Asus VE276Q's
    utnorris: Two HD6870's + three Dell U2211H's
    Avarice: One 5850 + three Samsung 2443BW's
    lilkiduno: One 5850 + three Acer S211H's
    MoonPig: One MSI HD6870 + two P223W's + one X223W
    HossHuge: One Asus HD6850 + one Samsung 2343BWX + one Acer AL1916W + one Chimei CMV 946A
    Mussels: One Sapphire 5870 + one Samsung 2494HS + one HP/Compaq LE1711 + one Lenovo LEN L174
    BATOFF: One Sapphire HD6970 2gb + two Samsung 22inch + one Asus 22inch
    Craigleberry: One 5970 + one Acer P244W + one Dell ST2420L + one BenQ GL2440HM
    LordJummy: Two 6970's + Three Samsung BX2431
    bbmarley: One 6950 + three BenQ G2222HDL
    slippy1010: One 6950 + three Benq G2222HDL
    Rebelstar: Two 6970 + three stripped Benq G2420HD
    digibucc: Two 7950s + two Acer P235H + 1 Yamakasi Q271
    Fatal: Two XFX 5770's + two Acer P215H 21.5, one Acer S211HL 21.5
    joellim: One 7970 + three Dell P2210
    GamerGuy: Three HD7970 + one Benq FP-241W + 2x Benq G2400WD
    mastrdrver: Two 5870s + three Hanns-g HE225
     
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    t_ski Former Staff

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    Here's my old setup (pardon the dust):

    [​IMG]

    The setup is based off of two Radeon 5970's (one HIS and one Sapphire OC) running two Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM's and one Asus VW266H. The Samsungs are using DVI while the Asus is using the mini-display port through this adapter:

    http://www.accellcables.com/products/DisplayPort/DP/mdp_dvid.htm

    So far I am playing the following games with the indicated results:

    Dirt 2: random crashing I can't figure out yet (sound?)
    Need for Speed: Shift: plays great so far
    Team Fortress 2: (some on dual-screen Eyefinity) worked well
     
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    will be joining ya soon my brotha! got three samsung syncmaster 2494's in da closet. cant

    wait!:toast:
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Been running Eyefinity for many months, I'll post some pics in a bit.
     
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    anyone have any ef5/6 cards?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I did(5870 e6 2GB), but got rid of it. With the issues I've been having, and the 6-series apparantly coming soon, holding onto it was kinda stupid.

    I don't even have all the monitors hooked up...can't really be bothered, but maybe it might work after all the screwing around I've done with drivers.
     
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    So quick question, when you have 2 cards in crossfire, do you plug all the monitors into the first card? Or can you plug 2 in the first and one in the second card?

    What was wrong with it? Whatever it was, you just made me glad I didn't pick one up like a month ago.
     
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    2x5850s w/3xAcer p235h 23" 1080p monitors.

    works great, when i use it. after having it a few months I find i keep it turned off most of the time, and use the desktops extended and a single monitor for gaming. again, it works - it's just not something i feel the need to use often.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    All must plug into the same card.


    Nothing is wrong with the cards, per se...however, the addition of an extra GB of ram hardly made much of a difference, so to get decent framrates in newer games, you need to run more than one card. Of course, it really seems alot of times I'm cpu-limited, so I sold off 3 cards and most of the rest of my second rig...now I have the funds to buy another, and most likely, it will be Intel. Can't make up my mind on what to buy though...might just go with nVidia, too.
     
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    I'm looking at joining the club here soon, but I've questions to ask. Do the monitors have to be anything special like "eyefinity certified" or can they be standard monitors as long as they have the same resolution? Also, what resolution would work best for sporting an eyefinity setup (i'd only go dual as my desk as well as bank account will not handle 3)?
     
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    nothing special, just same resolution. if they do not have a DP (displayport) input you will need an adapter, which is another $100. (most monitors DO NOT have it)

    I would get the tallest resolution possible - as 3 monitors side by side gets you 5k pixels or more horizontally , but whatever each monitor is vertically is all you have... so get 1200 vertical if it's feasible.

    also, the thinner the side bezels are the better.
     
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    you can't just run two of them out of the 1 and 2 dvi ports on the card? That's terribly disappointing lol. Cause I would only be sporting 2 monitors and not 3 of them if that makes a difference.
     
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    If you only have two monitors, you can hook them both up to the DVI ports. When you try to add the third, it will need to be a display port monitor, or you will need to buy an adapter like the one I linked in the second post.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    F1 2010 works great with eyefinity, btw. ;)
     
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    Between which of the four of these would you recommend for a dual monitor setup? I'm leaning towards either the Asus EPEAT Gold or the samsung LED as I did not see any complaints on light bleeding in dark scenes, also the energy saving appealed. What are your thoughts/opinions on these?
     
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    I would go with the ASUS VH242H. The Asus have a 3 year warranty versus the Samsung 1 year. The rest of the specs are good and it includes HDMI if you choose to use it (you can connect a BD player to it and use the source button to switch back and forth between inputs).
     
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    i won't need the HDMI for any of that. This is solely for the PC. All of my HDMI home theater needs are taken care of w/ this guy :)
     

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    So I've taken the deep plunge and gone with getting 3 1920x1200 s-pva/p-mva panels and the adapter you mentioned t ski. I'll be sporting 2 Gateway FPD2485W monitors and a Soyo Topaz S monitor. Everything should be arriving within 2 weeks. I'm gona need a bigger desk now too lol. Pictures to follow as soon as it is finalized!

    hopefully those of you who read this will say that these are good screens for a gamer. Or else I will be sad :(
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I'm using 3xTN panels, and while many frown upon TN, they were cheap, and work well.

    I have dell 3008WFP as well, so of course, the TN panels suck for colour, but it barely bothers me.
     
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    Yeah, all three of these I bought used and got them cheaper than a new TN panel on the egg so I'm pretty happy with that :) Hopefully there won't be evident ghosting or the black shadow issues though I've read you can just tilt the monitor a bit and it fixes the shadow issues at least.
     
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    Still waiting for others to post their pics up. Cadaveca? Fit?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    sry dude, I posted a pic that day in another thread, and forgot about here...sry, man!

    :eek:


    But here ya go:

    [​IMG]




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    t_ski Former Staff

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    Are those the monitors in your system specs (Dell 2310)?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Yes, and they aren't so good. they are OK, but they ghost quite a bit, as you can kinda see in that pic on the right-hand side(look at blue signs).

    But the viewing angle does affect that a little bit, too.

    And yes, my "man cave" has real rocks. :laugh:


    I don't use bezel compensation. THAT really makes it crappy, for some reason.
     
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    End of next week and you shall have mine hopefully. Monday I'll have my second then I'm just waiting on Don's replacement monitor to arrive for him to ship out my third :)

    And Cad, that is an awesome setup. I'm lovin' the rocks. Very sweet lookin :toast:
     

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