Tom's Readers Get the Eyefinity Treatment

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presidenteody

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I want me some of that I-phinaty! is it on that new winders' 7? I hear that makes your magic box go zoom. -i heard that from somebody the other day... i live in the south... so.... yea
 

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wow, i. want. that...a 955 with a 5870 isn't all that expensive either! What kinda fps were you getting at that resolution? and did you have all the settings maxed out?
 

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How is it optimized for EyeFinity? Even at 1680x1050 the buttons and text are nearly unreadable tiny with no way to scale them. I can't imagine trying to play the game at higher resolutions.
 

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Picture that, but instead with an i7 920 and three Hanspree/Hanns G 28" (1920 x 1200) monitors, and that's what I get to play with everyday. Well, more like work with everyday... but I never want to seem to play in a 5760x1200 resolution.
 

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I got R5870 with 32" Sony LCD TV(KLV-32W550A). I like Eyefinity setup but I hate the black flame/border between 2 monitor. LG borderless TV seen to be a good idea. ;-b but I like Samsung LED TV (slim), sony outdated, can't catch up with market..... any manufacturer have borderless LED TV + slim. I'm sure get 3 of that and Eyefinity here I come. but another problem .... DP (display port) why don't just make 3 HDMI or 3 DVI or 3 DP on one graphic card..
 

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What's with all the friggin 22" + monitors only having 1080 vertical lines!?!?!?

My 22" acer monitor at home has 1200, and I certainly would NEVER consider fewer vertical lines, especially on a larger screen were I to replace it. 1200 vertical is just BARELY enough. I suffer with 1280x1024 at work and I regularly can't get enough vertical screen space when looking at documents. I've re-oriented my second display into Portrait just to make it usable. 1080 on a GAMING screen? Say it ain't so Toms, Say it ain't so!
 

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My 22" Samsung is 1680x1050 and my Acer 24" is 1920x1200. I tried playing an RTS game across both monitors by setting the resolution to 1680x1050 for both. I ended up only looking at one monitor the entire time because I wasn't used to gaming on 2 screens at once. I can't imagine 3 monitors except for Flight Sim X or unless the game is truly optimized to run Eye-Finity.
 

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[citation][nom]zelannii[/nom]What's with all the friggin 22" + monitors only having 1080 vertical lines!?!?!? My 22" acer monitor at home has 1200, and I certainly would NEVER consider fewer vertical lines, especially on a larger screen were I to replace it. 1200 vertical is just BARELY enough. I suffer with 1280x1024 at work and I regularly can't get enough vertical screen space when looking at documents. I've re-oriented my second display into Portrait just to make it usable. 1080 on a GAMING screen? Say it ain't so Toms, Say it ain't so![/citation]


the reason its 1920x 1080 is because that is 1080p resolution. it is less expensive for the companies to make ALL of their lcd screens that resolution (including tv's). Economies of scale my friend.
 

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[citation][nom]exfileme[/nom]I agree we should be at E3. So who would be our booth babe? Marcus? -KP[/citation]
Jane's pretty Hot! She would do great in a Silk Spectre Suit!!:)
 

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[citation][nom]exfileme[/nom]I agree we should be at E3. So who would be our booth babe? Marcus? -KP[/citation]
How about Jane? =P
Lots of readers are apparently big fans of her looks (judging by the comments on the Christmas gadgets article). Just a thought... Also, just noticed that bustapr had the same idea!
 

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[citation][nom]El_Capitan[/nom]Picture that, but instead with an i7 920 and three Hanspree/Hanns G 28" (1920 x 1200) monitors, and that's what I get to play with everyday. Well, more like work with everyday... but I never want to seem to play in a 5760x1200 resolution.[/citation]

Then add 3x 22" acer displays, hd5870 and gtx295 with a TH2G on top of all that and you get what I have :p
 

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I added a Radeon HD 5970 to my i7 920 rig connected to a 24" Dell flanked by two 24" Gateways for 5760x1200 goodness. Even with the i7 OC'ed and the awesomeness of the 5970, I'm stuck below 30fps on Crysis Warhead (Mainstream settings). Still, I kill L4D2 (120fps, maxed) with very much playable (~60fps) Bioshock (maxed) and Far Cry 2 (most settings Very High, DX9 only). Certain titles are having a lot of trouble with Eyefinity, though. Oblivion loses menu text and has stability issues; Crysis won't run at all, crashing at menus; Far Cry 2 doesn't support it in DX10; Borderlands doesn't scale menus or HUD elements for that aspect.
 

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[citation][nom]amdchuck[/nom]booth babe? isn't that a bit ummm, sexist? even for a bunch of techno-nerds?[/citation]

That is what they're hired for... they know what they're getting into...
 

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[citation][nom]itrendslave[/nom]How about Jane? =PLots of readers are apparently big fans of her looks (judging by the comments on the Christmas gadgets article). Just a thought... Also, just noticed that bustapr had the same idea![/citation]

Haha, that wasn't me; that was Sarah Townsend. :)
 

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[citation][nom]JMcEntegart[/nom]Haha, that wasn't me; that was Sarah Townsend.[/citation]
Sorry, I should have been more specific. I was referring to "What We're Using: Tom's Team Gift Picks". You had the George Foreman and the 3G modem. Unless I'm still mistaken...
 
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