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How Demanding is 2560x1080 Compared to 1920x1080?

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September 21, 2013 7:19:32 AM

I have been looking for a while at getting a dual monitor setup, but part of be has been put off due to the fact that dual monitors have that horrible separation between them. I noticed online that you can actually buy monitors which are practically the size of two monitors, but as one screen. They are 29" in diagonal length, you can see what I mean via the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-29EA93-inch-Widescreen-Monit...

I know the monitor is very expensive, but I spend nearly every day using my PC for a good number of hours, so to me it's well worth the money. Anyhow, onto the main issue. This monitor runs at 2560x1080, whereas I have always ran my PC at 1920x1080. How much more demanding will 2560x1080 be? I play pretty high spec games like BF3, Crysis 3 and Guild Wars 2, and I use a single XFX Radeon HD 7950 GPU. However, I am also looking in the near future to upgrade to crossfire, so my GPU will be double the kick later this year too.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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September 21, 2013 7:23:08 AM

About 30% FPS drop.
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September 21, 2013 7:25:09 AM

2560 / 1920 = 1.33 times demanding

Other issues is that 21;9 is not a widely supported resolution.

2560 x 1600 is also an option..... 3940 x 2160 Id guess is not.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pq321q-4k-gaming,36...

Dual screens are not generally used for single images for the reasons you describe .... more likely to game on one and have com programs, web etc on the other..... mukti screen usage generally uses 3 screens so ya dont have the bezels at center of vision field.
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September 21, 2013 7:33:36 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
2560 / 1920 = 1.33 times demanding

Other issues is that 21;9 is not a widely supported resolution.

2560 x 1600 is also an option..... 3940 x 2160 Id guess is not.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pq321q-4k-gaming,36...

Dual screens are not generally used for single images for the reasons you describe .... more likely to game on one and have com programs, web etc on the other..... mukti screen usage generally uses 3 screens so ya dont have the bezels at center of vision field.


Ok thanks. Perhaps I'll wait until I get crossfire until I think about buying a monitor like this. Currently I play BF3 on Ultra settings and just about get solid 60fps, so a 30% drop wouldn't be ideal. With crossfire I should be getting 100+ fps easily, so it will run fine in 2560 x 1080 then. I usually only play big titles too, so I'd imagine most big titles will support that resolution.
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