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Old December 11, 2012, 06:18 AM
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I have a buddy, [Killswitch],and he runs 3 monitors with only ONE Radeon. I think it's the 7870.
I'm running a single 7970 with 3 x 22" monitors for a res of 5040 x 1050.
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Old December 11, 2012, 06:19 AM
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One single panel is certainly less of a pain in the ass. However in games like BF3 the triple panel definitely gives you a bit of an edge.

It's a shame you can't buy a single panel that is the same length of two monitors but without the bezel. Add a slight curve to it and I'd buy....
You can, but it was discontinued because it was A: too expensive and B: lack of sales.
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Old December 11, 2012, 07:23 AM
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I'm running a single 7970 with 3 x 22" monitors for a res of 5040 x 1050.
What graphics settings and how many FPS?
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Old December 11, 2012, 07:37 AM
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the Sharp LC-42D64U. LOOKS GOOD plays well mines a 46" since 07 just need a long hdmi cable only issue sharp don't provide windows colour driver
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Old December 11, 2012, 08:17 AM
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What's that boxy, clunky, light emitting device next to the flat screen?
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Was thinking of picking up a Samsung MD230X3, specially designed with slim bezels.
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Old December 11, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Always depends on what you want to play and what detail settings you demand from it. A pair of GTX 670s will give you great performance in most any situation, but if you like higher AA settings or other just want to make sure to avoid memory bottlenecks I recommend a pair of our GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB. A review was done recently showing their performance in SLI, and BF3 ran perfectly well at 5760x1200 on Ultra with HBAO, 2X AA, and 16AF (that's before they boosted performance 10% with overclocking.) For $299 each that's definitely the route I'd go:

Newegg.com - Galaxy 66NNH7DV6WXZ GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I've always personally liked triple display setups for both the immersion and the simple reason that they double as more efficient work machines when I'm not gaming. Multi-display is totally indispensible for what I do (like trolling a dozen forum threads at once =P.) That and it makes strategy games feel like you actually are controlling the world like some kind of evil mastermind.

There are still seamless triple monitors out there, but the only place I know of still selling them is www.seamlessdisplay.com and from what I've heard you will be out $10k for one. It would be relatively more cost effective to get three 1080p projectors, a custom screen, and color calibration software. What I've donewith my Viewsonic VX2250wm setup is the easy route though- I just overlap the bezels of the left and right displays over that of the center, and with just the single bezel width seperating screens its easy to forget its even there after a while.
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Was thinking of picking up a Samsung MD230X3, specially designed with slim bezels.
I would look at the monitors if I were you, they suck.
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What's that boxy, clunky, light emitting device next to the flat screen?

It's a mythical beast called a CRT, I've only heard of them in legends though.
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Old December 13, 2012, 06:01 AM
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To be honest I'd recommend grabbing a single 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 panel, I find the experience much better for gaming.
I have a 25 X 16 panel and 57 X 10, they both have pros/cons.

Running 57X10 on a single 7970 or 680 would be a rig of trade offs. Some games would be too slow to play.

If I were buying now, dual 670s or dual 7950s would be my minimums, with 670s getting the edge due to issues with microstutter on AMD CF. (as reported by Tech Report and *******).

6970s and 580s would be fine if you had one or the other and just wanted to add another.
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