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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 01:02 
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It's the only way I can play, I can never go back to just one screen now. I need a better card, but I cannot afford one at the moment, hope I win!


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 02:27 
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Nice Video Card !!! :rockout


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 03:34 
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Well not gonna lie, i've only seen Eyefinity and don't personally own the ability too. However, when I did see it, i've been saving up and going in my mates house to have gaming sessions with him all the time. :P I can't even use single monitors for web browsing these days, always have to have atleast 2. :P Just wish I could afford or win a card to gaming multiscreen too. :D


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 03:41 
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Sound awsome but i never tried it.
one day ill have the chance to try it lol
-David


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 03:47 
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I have never used Eyefinity first hand, though I commend AMD/ATI for taking the leap to offer multi-monitor gaming technology directly as a feature on their graphics cards, and for their work with developers to support Eyefinity. Without them, I doubt NVIDIA would have even created NVIDIA surround, and we'd all probably still be using Matrox boxes today. So my hats off to Eyefinity, for bringing multi-monitor gaming out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Eyefinity made multi-monitor gaming rigs not only the pinnacle of high end systems today; but also helped make multi-monitor gaming rigs accessible to all users, regardless of their budget. Multi-monitor gaming is a truly fun and immersive experience that I hope one day will be supported in all games for everyone to enjoy.

And of course, hats off to HIS for their support of Eyefinity and the WSGF!


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 05:30 
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I love eyefinity! I can never feel comfortable gaming on one screen again, and like someone said above the increased FOV in FPS's is great!


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 05:54 
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To be honest I haven't really owned many ATI graphics cards recently. The only one I have is a HIS HD 4670. EyeFinity technology does intrigue me though, and it is something I would definitely like to try for myself one day. I currently have a single 22" monitor and would need to reconfigure my desk space in order to add more.


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 06:31 
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I have never owned an Eyefinity card or known anyone who has, but the technology excites me. I have been hoping for something of this nature to hit the market for years because dual monitors that don't both work while gaming is disappointing. Great product! I'd love to win.


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 07:43 
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Q: What's your thoughts/ experience of Eyefinity (Multi-Display Gaming)?

Every so often you get one of those technologies that completely changes the landscape. Eyefinity is one of those.

The march of progress
Multimonitor setups aren't exactly new, of course; I know (perhaps we all know) that guy who was playing Flight Simulator with a huge central monitor and two side monitors. Thing is, you usually had to jump through hoops and spend lots of money to make that happen. Eyefinity brings multimonitor gaming to the general public.

Ever run into that "chicken and egg" situation, where a new technology isn't embraced by the general public because it's not supported by hardware companies, and it's not supported by hardware companies because it's not being embraced by the general public? By enabling Eyefinity technology on their new, modestly-priced line of graphics cards, ATi has pulled that wall down. Not only is it possible to have a super wide screen, it's within reach. And (though exceptions are rampant) games can be played in the new style without a great deal of modification-- sometimes straight out of the box.

Eyefinity doesn't just make multimonitor play possible-- it brings it to the common person. And that means that game designers will be more apt to support it.

Three is better than one
Monitor prices are low, sure, but large screens are still costly. Eyefinity enables the use of lower-cost displays to produce a panorama, just right for first-person shooters and racing games alike. And a setup with three monitors-- which is, I think, the most common-- allows the right and left side monitors to mount at an angle, wrapping the user in video like surround sound wraps us in audio.

It's the same idea as Cinemascope and other wide-screen movie theater technologies. Finally your computer can play Lawrence of Arabia the way it was meant to be seen! And if Imax is more of your thing, go with a vertically stacked monitor group.

Clem's goals in life
One of my wishes is to have a bathtub long enough so that I can get my shoulders and knees wet at the same time. But since it isn't a bathtub that's being given away, let us go to Goal #2: Immersive World Of Warcraft.

I've been playing role-playing games (RPGs) since the three-beige-book Dungeons & Dragons set came out. Naturally I jumped on the computer RPG bandwagon, and fell for World of Warcraft after some Sony-related missteps. It's not perfect, but it's as close as it's going to get. And the developers actually seem to like their game and their players, most of the time! But with quest trackers, minimaps, chat windows, and actionbars, the screen was getting a little cluttered.

Having one enormously wide viewport lets me handle all of the user interface elements, and at the same time lets the beauty of Azeroth come through. It helps that my 5850 allows respectable frame rates while still having everything set to "beautiful."

But I enjoy other games too-- world building, casual, and first-person shooters (FPSes) as well. And guess what? Most of those are enhanced by Eyefinity.

The irony? I'm visually impaired. Blind in one eye, low vision in the other-- and yet I want this beautiful graphic setup. (I also want others to share it. If I win, my old graphics card is going to a friend.) Whereas most people are looking to decrease font size to the most miniscule possible, I seek to get larger text and better colors. But guess what? A wide screen setup lets me expand things larger than would be tenable on a single monitor.

It's a game changer
Literally. So many products have been touted as that: 3D, force feedback, those silly motion sensors. But Eyefinity is a technology that will make things better for everyone in the coming years. And that's what progress is all about.


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2010, 07:51 
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My Experience with Multimon Gaming:

Oh about 2 - 3 years ago. I was rolling in consoles. I was perfectly happy with consoles because they were cheaper and I could have a lan party any time i wanted with a few xboxes that I amassed. Then one day browsing the internet I saw someone playing Unreal Tournament 2004 over 3 monitors on this very site. My first reaction was, "I gotta do this." So I went crazy buying and selling things (mostly TV's and 360's) and I bought my friends old rig (Athlon 64 with a like a nvidia 6800 i think). Either way, I started playing UT2004 and loved it. But my goal was to buy the TH2Go. So again with more buying and selling crap and I finally built myself a decent rig. I bought 3 x hp 1907w's over the course of a year. Then one glorious day in the summer I got a TH2Go and my life was forever changed. I played some 64 Games for the test. For a while I was rocking the TH2Go on my 4870, then i wanted to go bigger. I couldn't find any 1680x1050 monitors for cheap so I bought 3x1080p monitors (Dell 2309w) and I was like "HOLY F---ING SH-T... This is obnoxious." At the size of those monitors. The first thing I played was mirrors edge using racer s's tools. But I wasn't happy, because I couldn't play in my native resolution. So I got a crappy little x300 card from my buddy and tried my hand at SoftTH. The only game I got working was UT2004. The was lag on the side monitors, so I went back to the TH2Go. At that time, eyefinity was starting to be show cased. I followed it all the way to release. I had decided I had to get 2GB of VRAM and I bought an E6 card. Then I went crazy. I wanted to do 3x2, but a party came up before I had enough money to buy all 3 (more) so I bought 2 more monitors. Then someone gave me the idea to do 5x1 portrait. I bought some cheap mounts and went for it. Again I had the, "HOLY F---ING SH-T... This is obnoxious." feeling again. Loved it. But then I learned about panel types, as they were TN's they had issues in portrait, and the bezels were too big for my taste. I couldn't figure out how to get the bezels off.

I was on craigslist and I found a Dell 3007wfp-hc for $450. It was close, and I just came into some money. So I thought, why the hell not? and I bought it. The 30" was dwarfed by my 5x1 setup, and I could only use it at 1280x800 because I didn't have a DL adapter. So I got one of the apple one's because they were cheap. Once I plugged it it, I was like "I need 3 of these." So I sold the 5x1 setup, bought an apple 30" and then sold the apple, because the dell has better everything. And soon I got another dell 3007wfp-hc. Now I'm sitting happily at the setup and wondering what to do next. I've done HDTV setups, I've done mixed monitor setups. So far I'm thinking of doing 5x1 30"rs, but that's a lot of money to through at a setup. I think I'm going to build a gaming / media pc for a living room where I'll have 2 projectors powered by eyefinity.

Well that's my experience with not only multimon gaming, but PC gaming in general. You can take a look at my setups that I have done below. It's crazy to think I started with a single 1907w. I know I owe this all the WSGF. Thanks All.

My Setups So Far Chronologically Backward:





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