Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by t_ski, Sep 20, 2010.
quick question on GPUs. I'm finding out rather quickly that even in 3840x1200 (waiting for the 3rd monitor to get here) that my lone 5850 doesn't like to keep up w/ maxing the settings out. In considering an upgrade (if the 69xx series is good) is it better to just get a second 5850 for xfire or do I need more VRAM and get a single 2gb card? Ideally I'd like 2 x 2gb cards but the funds will not support that lol.
If you run 3DMVantage, what are your CPU and GPU scores?
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Is that NFS: Shift?
Yes it is
Yeah my wife likes that one, she says it's like she's sitting in the passenger seat watching, when played in Eyefinity.
If you play dirt 2 with her besides you she can be the guide, the one that calls out the turns and stuff.
LoL. We tried that once...she freaked out when I rolled the car. Was too funny. Nothing like a bit of drinking and driving with Eyefinity.
You didnt hear the "OH MY GOD...AHHHH!!!" & "SPLASH!" as she dropped her drink, raising her hands to cover her head. It's those experiences that has me so set on tri-monitor gaming...
You know, that's one of the best bits about eyefinity for me...there's so much screenspace that it's so much easier for my wife and I to see everything and not be in each other's way. It's actually got us spending more time together gaming.
There's some indie shooter game...can't think of the name...but it uses your music library to generate the levels(not audiosurf) that's an awesome game in eyefinity too...had to step back 6 feet to be able to play, but it looked great, and played just as well too.
I'm a bit sad that I'll not be in the Eyefinity club for a while until I get a good rig going again, but I am not gonna be gone long...
I only games for like five minutes, and I loved it. I'll be doing my trial run tonight. Bprobabky in F1 2010. Took first place in race 2, I'll start off with a practice session to get used to the new track and monitor setup.
F1 is good in eyefinity. Greatly improved my times, too. I'm actually not gonna play that game unless it's in eyefinity, because otherwise, it feels like I'm trapped in a box.
Funny I thought the same, but I still played it any ways.
I've made it through the first two tiers in Shift so far, and even broke out the force-feedback wheel for it. It is so much easier to drive with the wide field of view. The "fish-eye" effect some people complain about is not really that noticeable, as the side displays mostly provide peripheral vision.
I even let the wifey drive it, too (mostly because I got tired of her comments about "adding another screen to the wall of monitors in the basement"), and she thought it was pretty cool.
It's comments like that that make me glad I'm still a single college guy. I must buy as many things as possible before marriage so the girl will just marry into it and can't put up a fight lol.
That's what I noticed, it's mainly peripheral vision, but it helps sooooo much.
Introducing from left to right:
Soyo Topaz S, Gateway FPD2485W, and it's older slightly crankier brother Gateway FPD2485W
Gotta love eyefinity, nice setup.
What monitors are those?
Awww...nice setup CP I didn't know your were running Eyefinity setup! Hey btw, how do yeah like those Logitech x-540's? I've been thinking about them considering they dropped in price a bit.
3x Acer G185H
im 2 3rds of the way :\ maybe a the 3rd near the end of november
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