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PostPosted: 29 Nov 2012, 14:45 
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X3R Kefran wrote:
I did some additional tests and surprisingly, it is more difficult to make games run correctly in 21/9 than in 3×16/9.
The great tools like flawless widescreen or the fixer are designed to support triple-monitor more than intermediary aspect ratios such as 21/9. Therefore some games are not fixed in 21/9. I could not get games like mass effects ro work properly.

On the other hand, there are some games where one could prefer 21/9 over 3×16/9:
- demanding games such as crysis 2 if you want to play all options maxed out.
- games that have some issues with ultra resolutions such as lego games or fallout 3/nv
- games that may look strange in triple wide, like fifa 13.

The best set-up seems to be 3×16/9 + 1×21/9. It gives you all possible options... but that makes a lot of screens in the same room !


QFT! This exactly the reason I am considering buying a 21:9 monitor to add to my current setup, not replace it.

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PostPosted: 29 Nov 2012, 19:51 
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Wijkert wrote:
I wouldn’t consider replacing my 3x16:9 setup with a 21:9 screen, but adding it instead, just like skip did in his video. That way you can switch between 16:9, 21:9 and 3x16:9. Will need to add the cost of a monitor stand to the cost of a 21:9 monitor as I currently don't need/use one. Also I would like to have both 3x16:9 and 21:9 at the right height so my neck won't trouble me after long gaming sessions. This last problem might be hard to solve.

The last thing that might be annoying is that even if developers implemented proper triple monitor support the hud would be centered as on a single 16:9 monitor. On a 21:9 monitor those hud elements would be too close to the center.


I was considering buying a wsgf stand for a 3x16:9 plus a 21:9 setup, however I am worried about the same issue you are - the correct height.


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PostPosted: 29 Nov 2012, 22:10 
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Wijkert wrote:
I wouldn’t consider replacing my 3x16:9 setup with a 21:9 screen, but adding it instead, just like skip did in his video. That way you can switch between 16:9, 21:9 and 3x16:9. Will need to add the cost of a monitor stand to the cost of a 21:9 monitor as I currently don't need/use one. Also I would like to have both 3x16:9 and 21:9 at the right height so my neck won't trouble me after long gaming sessions. This last problem might be hard to solve.

The last thing that might be annoying is that even if developers implemented proper triple monitor support the hud would be centered as on a single 16:9 monitor. On a 21:9 monitor those hud elements would be too close to the center.


I was considering buying a wsgf stand for a 3x16:9 plus a 21:9 setup, however I am worried about the same issue you are - the correct height.


Maybe skip can shed some light on how this kind of setup feels ergonomically?

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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2012, 06:38 
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Wijkert wrote:
peanut wrote:
Wijkert wrote:
I wouldn’t consider replacing my 3x16:9 setup with a 21:9 screen, but adding it instead, just like skip did in his video. That way you can switch between 16:9, 21:9 and 3x16:9. Will need to add the cost of a monitor stand to the cost of a 21:9 monitor as I currently don't need/use one. Also I would like to have both 3x16:9 and 21:9 at the right height so my neck won't trouble me after long gaming sessions. This last problem might be hard to solve.

The last thing that might be annoying is that even if developers implemented proper triple monitor support the hud would be centered as on a single 16:9 monitor. On a 21:9 monitor those hud elements would be too close to the center.


I was considering buying a wsgf stand for a 3x16:9 plus a 21:9 setup, however I am worried about the same issue you are - the correct height.


Maybe skip can shed some light on how this kind of setup feels ergonomically?



Skip and I live in the same city with almost identical setups - I'm hoping one day he'll let me come check out his rig for myself :D


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PostPosted: 02 Dec 2012, 15:50 
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Hi guys :welcome

I was thinking it would be the future until realize there is so much hatred by 21:9 (except here)
It's just more natural, if we like to see movies on 21:9 why not gaming also?


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PostPosted: 04 Dec 2012, 02:41 
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norking wrote:
Hi guys :welcome

I was thinking it would be the future until realize there is so much hatred by 21:9 (except here)
It's just more natural, if we like to see movies on 21:9 why not gaming also?

Welcome. There is love for 21:9 here. And great avatar, btw.


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Now that you have more time using the u2913, have you experienced any more positive or negative sides to this monitor? Sadly the u2913 is still not in stock in the Netherlands. The estimate is 21 dec I believe.

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Wijkert wrote:
@skipclarke

Now that you have more time using the u2913, have you experienced any more positive or negative sides to this monitor? Sadly the u2913 is still not in stock in the Netherlands. The estimate is 21 dec I believe.

I still really like it. I use it as my main monitor with my Retina MacBook Pro. Gaming wise, I like it about as well as Eyefinity/Surround. Certainly good for getting extra fps if a game is demanding.


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PostPosted: 15 Dec 2012, 00:20 
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If you set the u2913 up as an accessory display, can you make so a game starts on that monitor, or do you have to disable surround first? Would you agree that 3 over 1 is the best way to set it up if you want to use 4 monitors?

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skipclarke wrote:
Wijkert wrote:
@skipclarke

Now that you have more time using the u2913, have you experienced any more positive or negative sides to this monitor? Sadly the u2913 is still not in stock in the Netherlands. The estimate is 21 dec I believe.

I still really like it. I use it as my main monitor with my Retina MacBook Pro. Gaming wise, I like it about as well as Eyefinity/Surround. Certainly good for getting extra fps if a game is demanding.


I really like the setup you are using for the displays. I have the HD triple stand right now with 3xU2410's and a ZR30W off to the side. I would love to put the 2410's over the 30". Are you using the same stand and just added the 3 + 1 upgrade kit (tall pole + connectors)?

My 2410's are 14 1/4 tall and the ZR30 is 17 3/4 tall so their combined height just seems to make it if that is what you are using.
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