Edited by Manny, 15 February 2012 - 11:22 AM.
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Need advice on 3 monitor setup
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:20 AM
Hi Guys,I have been using the Dell 24" 1900 x 1200 monitor. I have ordered two more Dell UltraSharp 2007FP 20-inch Flat Panel monitors. The ht is the same 1200 but the width is a little shorter than the 1900. I got it used and got a good deal on these two monitors so I went for it.So basically the left and the right side monitors are going to be non widescreen and the center is a widescreen monitors. Hopefully I can reduce the problem of fish eye with three 24" widescreen monitors.I know I cannot use Matrox solution since that requires three identical resolution/monitorsSo now, what video card should I look to for this 3 unequal monitor solution?ATI Eyefinity seems to be good for these multimonitor but I understand thats not the best for FSX...Am I right or should I go for the ATI Radeon cards?What nVidea solution is good for this?Any ideas?MannyAll this is in preparation for the ivy Bridge solution that is yet to come.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:15 PM
That's not necessariyl tru for the high-end AMD 7xxx cards here that sport a 384-bit wide memory bus (and of course PCIe 3 with 2x the BW of PCIe 2).Cheers,- jahman.
ATI Eyefinity seems to be good for these multimonitor but I understand thats not the best for FSX
Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:49 PM
Yep, you' re right, both have their problems...I bought "Last Years Top Notch Card" - the Asus HD 6970 Direct CU II 2 GB - clocked it like a madman, awesome, but FSX didn´t care about that!As I mentioned, the performance is outstanding with clouds set to zero or absolute minimum.NOT perfect for a Flightsim...
Edited by Tor, 15 February 2012 - 03:58 PM.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:32 PM
So a reasonable solution is, instead of getting a single top of the line 5xxx or an upcoming 6xxx card, get two of the mid level 5xxx or mid level 6xxx card for a multi monitor setup.That may give me multi monitor setup, but I may lose out on the performance of a single high end video card.Sigh!
Edited by Manny, 15 February 2012 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:11 AM
Ive got 3 x Asus 24" monitors running off triple head too go. This comes out of 1 of the DVI ports on the GTX 580 graphics cards. I tried connecting a fourth monitor to the graphics card but just get a windows screen. The monitor is about 4 years old so maybe the graphics card doesn like the resolution. I havent tried any new monitors ie:2011,2012 and advice for or just get another triple head to go. Would the graphic card handle 2 triple hed to go set ups. wow 6 monitors. I did read somewhere on avsimabout using a fourth monitor as touch screen (CDU, instumentation) anyone used the touchscreen set upAny advise...........aprreciated
Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:08 PM
running three monitors off triple head to go 23" and fourth monitor out of second output on GTX 580 card as overhead panel Runs fine I have backed off the screen resolution in surround down to 3xxxx by 1xxxx as number right hand side 3rd monitor was loosing quality in resolution,
Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:10 PM
Guess I'll chime in.I run 3 monitors using two high end(...at the time of purchase) GTX460 1GB overclocked nvidia cards.However, I do not use TripleHead to go because monitors are different sizes. Left - right are 17" and middle is 24" widescreen. The only thing i have to do is open a new window while running FSX and drag it to the right and left. Position it so I can see my right side and left side and I'm good to good.The reason I decided againts triplehead solution was that it only makes the screen as wide as three monitors so if I had 3 19" at a max resolution of 1280x1024 the widest it will be is 3840X1024. Plus, Nvidia was working on it's own surround technology. From the youtube videos I seen my field of view was limited and with my setup I had a better field of view left/right.Now, if this has changed please let me know, because what I would like to do is put these cards in SLI mode upgrade monitors and try nvidia surround. Again, my only concern is am I going to lose my field of view left/right.With my setup yes, I have to initially configured the monitors, but after I save that flight I no longer need to configure them. I just drag them left - right and I'm good to go.-Ray