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

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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    Wait until they are reviewed, it shouldn't be too long now before reviews start pouring in :)
  2. 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!
  3. 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?
  4. No problem, come back and talk to us after the 15th/ reviews if you have any more questions
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