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Posted 31 December 2012 - 19:20
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:11
@ramzorz - You don't seem to have any idea of how demanding multi-monitor gaming is. Taking a look at the pixel count for such a setup gives you some idea:
2560x1600 = 4.1m pixels
1680x1050*3 = 5.3m pixels
1680x1050 + 1280x1024*2 = 4.4m pixels
What does that mean? Well, I game at 2560x1600 and I have found that many games are too demanding for a single GTX680 - even now with my SLI GTX680 setup I get slow down in some games. Therefore you stand zero chance of a good experience gaming at such a resolution with the graphics card you have, let alone tying to get non-matching resolutions to work. Also, how much VRAM does your GPU have? If it's only 1GB then most games won't even run, let alone perform well.
You'd be better off getting a single 24" 1920x1200 S-IPS display. The 1280x1024 monitors will either be very dated or very cheap, not to mention they'll likely have substantial bevels. Even your 1680x1050 display will be a TN-panel, so will have limited colour reproduction and viewing angles.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 13:11
Damn, I feel like an idiot now. I had completely forgot that a 7770 is not even capable of doing so. You're right. Maybe I'll just have to wait until I get a new setup and some new monitors.
The card has 2GB of RAM, but it still won't support it with the GPU's lower end performance. I suppose I made this thread out of curiosity more than anything. I do get some neat performance (like 60FPS on Skyrim with all maxed settings on my 1680x1050 display), but to add two monitors on top of that would be deadly.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:56
The problem is most people don't realise how niche multi-monitor gaming really is. It's really expensive to get a capable system and even if you do it requires a lot of technical knowledge to get right, as most games don't support it as standard. Anyway, there's nothing wrong with dreaming big. Hopefully in a few years it will start to become a bit more mainstream and easier to achieve.
PS - Skyrim's not that demanding (despite the great visuals) and is one of the games that runs on a single GTX680 at 1600p. Games like Alan Wake, Far Cry 3, Metro 2033, Total War: Shogun 2 and Batman: Arkham City are much more demanding, especially at high resolutions.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:23
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