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Old October 21, 2009, 02:39 PM
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Default Eyefinity. Anybody use it for constructive purposes?

It seems all fine and dandy for gaming, but has anybody used to for, say, doing work on? I'm working on a rather large PCB layout right now, I have the board layout on a 24" and the schematic on a secondary 22". Last week I was actually considering slapping a PCI card in to give me some additional real estate, but considering the best PCI card I had was a 2400Pro and the main card is Nvidia, I didn't bother. So, has anybody used this for work, or maybe Matrox's triple-head2go or whatever it's called.
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I have a TH2Go setup as well as an Eyefinity one (still waiting on my own DP-DVI adapter, borrowing one for now. lol @ myself) so i could probably answer any questions.... um, what are your questions? Can you work on three displays? Sure! lol....
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So a windowed 3D (OpenGL) app will cross multiple monitors?
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Not a problem. Just like with the TH2Go, windows only thinks one display is connected (in this case, an Eyefinity group) so everythings rendered together, no matter which screen its on. Easy test: Run any game windowed and stretch it across... it works! lol
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It seems all fine and dandy for gaming, but has anybody used to for, say, doing work on? I'm working on a rather large PCB layout right now, I have the board layout on a 24" and the schematic on a secondary 22". Last week I was actually considering slapping a PCI card in to give me some additional real estate, but considering the best PCI card I had was a 2400Pro and the main card is Nvidia, I didn't bother. So, has anybody used this for work, or maybe Matrox's triple-head2go or whatever it's called.

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I'll have more questions when I get to work in the AM
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oh my god. Is that your setup? That looks wicked. But what's that little display at the middle of the bottom?
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oh my god. Is that your setup? That looks wicked. But what's that little display at the middle of the bottom?
Why is everyone so shocked? been using a TH2go for over a year, way before eyefinity. oh well... lol
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I've got a question about this as well. Im all for eyefinity while gaming, but when i'm not, i like to have my desktop extended onto the second monitor, that way my task bar only stays in the main monitor. is it possible to do that with eyefinity?
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Why is everyone so shocked? been using a TH2go for over a year, way before eyefinity. oh well... lol
Why do you keep using Legacy hardware? Wait the place is still up and running... wow ...
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