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Anonymous
June 3, 2013 5:41:20 PM

Hey Guys!
Just have a few quick questions,

1) What exactly is the difference between Eyefinity and Extended Desktop?

2) Would my current rig (CPU actually @ 4.4GHz) be able to handle two or three 1920x1080 displays?

3) What exactly would the performance hit be?

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a b C Monitor
June 3, 2013 5:45:55 PM

Eyefinity is better for more displays, 2 or 3 isnt needed. Extended is one gpu outputting across monitors and eyefinity is multiple gpus (I believe)
The cpu dosent mean much in terms of graphics, what gpu do you have?
And on multiple monitors there is a slight decrease but nothing noticeable. To get an idea if you can do it run a video/game while you are playing another game, like you would have them on different monitors but just on one. That gives you an idea because dual monitors wont cut into performance, you will just be doing more with it.
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Anonymous
June 3, 2013 5:50:43 PM

Gam3r01 said:
Eyefinity is better for more displays, 2 or 3 isnt needed. Extended is one gpu outputting across monitors and eyefinity is multiple gpus (I believe)
The cpu dosent mean much in terms of graphics, what gpu do you have?
And on multiple monitors there is a slight decrease but nothing noticeable. To get an idea if you can do it run a video/game while you are playing another game, like you would have them on different monitors but just on one. That gives you an idea because dual monitors wont cut into performance, you will just be doing more with it.


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a b C Monitor
June 3, 2013 5:52:48 PM

Gam3r01 said:
Eyefinity is better for more displays, 2 or 3 isnt needed. Extended is one gpu outputting across monitors and eyefinity is multiple gpus (I believe)
The cpu dosent mean much in terms of graphics, what gpu do you have?
And on multiple monitors there is a slight decrease but nothing noticeable. To get an idea if you can do it run a video/game while you are playing another game, like you would have them on different monitors but just on one. That gives you an idea because dual monitors wont cut into performance, you will just be doing more with it.


Eyefinity has nothing to do with multiple GPU's.

Eyefinity is gaming across multiple monitors with all of them as 1 big screen. An extended display just extends the desktop so you can game on 1, have a browser on another, mp3's going on another one.
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a b C Monitor
June 3, 2013 5:54:47 PM

Ah ok, yes that gpu will be able to handle 2 or 3 monitors fine without eyefinity. With it it can support up to 6 displays. There wont be any performance hits with 2 or 3 monitors either.
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a b C Monitor
June 3, 2013 5:55:22 PM

getochkn said:
Gam3r01 said:
Eyefinity is better for more displays, 2 or 3 isnt needed. Extended is one gpu outputting across monitors and eyefinity is multiple gpus (I believe)
The cpu dosent mean much in terms of graphics, what gpu do you have?
And on multiple monitors there is a slight decrease but nothing noticeable. To get an idea if you can do it run a video/game while you are playing another game, like you would have them on different monitors but just on one. That gives you an idea because dual monitors wont cut into performance, you will just be doing more with it.


Eyefinity has nothing to do with multiple GPU's.

Eyefinity is gaming across multiple monitors with all of them as 1 big screen. An extended display just extends the desktop so you can game on 1, have a browser on another, mp3's going on another one.

Yeah I realised that after I said it haha
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Anonymous
June 3, 2013 5:59:01 PM

getochkn said:
Gam3r01 said:
Eyefinity is better for more displays, 2 or 3 isnt needed. Extended is one gpu outputting across monitors and eyefinity is multiple gpus (I believe)
The cpu dosent mean much in terms of graphics, what gpu do you have?
And on multiple monitors there is a slight decrease but nothing noticeable. To get an idea if you can do it run a video/game while you are playing another game, like you would have them on different monitors but just on one. That gives you an idea because dual monitors wont cut into performance, you will just be doing more with it.


Eyefinity has nothing to do with multiple GPU's.

Eyefinity is gaming across multiple monitors with all of them as 1 big screen. An extended display just extends the desktop so you can game on 1, have a browser on another, mp3's going on another one.


Extended Display is what I want then!
Just a few questions
1) If I set the game up in fullscreen mode would ot stoll remain on a single monitor?
2) What would my framerate hit be if say I had WoW on one, skype on another and iTunes on a third?

Thanks

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a b C Monitor
June 3, 2013 6:03:27 PM

If you set it to fullscreen it locks onto the monitor it is on, and locks the mouse to that monitor, but you can alt tab or go into a menu and the game will stay open and you can use the mouse on all 3, just click back into the game to return. Fps wise that would be easy to do. I do that with games like starcraft 2 and skype + pandora on 2 monitors on a 7750 and have good frames.
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Anonymous
June 3, 2013 6:15:26 PM

Gam3r01 said:
If you set it to fullscreen it locks onto the monitor it is on, and locks the mouse to that monitor, but you can alt tab or go into a menu and the game will stay open and you can use the mouse on all 3, just click back into the game to return. Fps wise that would be easy to do. I do that with games like starcraft 2 and skype + pandora on 2 monitors on a 7750 and have good frames.


Could you recommend some decent but fairly cheap 1080p monitors? Preferably 22"
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