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R9 290X Triple Monitor Setup (2560x1440) Single Display Gaming

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September 30, 2013 7:02:55 PM

Hey guys,

I'm planning to build my first computer and its an AMD build which will use the new upcoming R9 290X graphics card (computer build on the bottom).

I was wondering if playing games with a setup of 3 x ASUS PB278Q 27in PLS LED Widescreen Monitor (2560x1440 ea) will provide sustained 40+ fps when playing on one screen.

That is, I only intend to use one screen(in the middle) when playing games and have the other two on the side to do non-gaming tasks(monitoring/photoshop/web work and Blu-ray movies & anime, etc.)

I do plan to buy a second R9 290X(hence AX860 PSU), but if I can achieve 40+ sustained fps on the one screen with 1 R9 290X, I will hold off for the time being.

If it is not sustainable with 1 R9 290X, should I consider buying 3 21.5/24" 1080/1200p screens instead? And, should I buy the 6GB version than the 4GB, from what I heard 6GB is shared on 3 screens, therefore, 2GB per screen, is that correct?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Computer Build:
CPU: AMD FX-8350 8 Core Black Edition Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard R2.0
RAM: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD
PSU: Corsair AX860 Platinum Power Supply

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September 30, 2013 7:06:58 PM
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Wait until they are reviewed, it shouldn't be too long now before reviews start pouring in :) 
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September 30, 2013 7:43:53 PM

patrick47018 said:
Wait until they are reviewed, it shouldn't be too long now before reviews start pouring in :) 


On October 15 the NDA ends!!! But otherwise that is a very solid build, two thumbs up from me!
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September 30, 2013 7:54:28 PM

Thanks guys, does anyone know how playing an graphics intensive game on one screen while having 2 other screens are idle/on webpages affects the graphics card?

Does the VRAM and processing power allocate to where its needed or is it equally divided among the screens?
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September 30, 2013 8:09:16 PM

No problem, come back and talk to us after the 15th/ reviews if you have any more questions
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