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Eyefinity Question 3x1 or 5x1

Hi, just a question about eyefinity i'm wondering should i go with 3x1 landscape or 5x1 portrait mode? if i go 3x1 i will be getting 3x 144hz monitors but if i go 5x1 i'll be getting just your normal 60hz monitors.. so i'm just wondering will the 144hz benefit me in the long run or is 60hz just as good? as i don't really fully understand the whole thing i mean i know how to do eyefinity but i'm not sure on the 60hz or the 144hz?, if by chance your wondering what cards i'll be running it will either be 7970's in crossfire or 7990's in crossfire but again not real sure if i'll get better performance out of 2 7990's or 2 7970's as i've heard some rumors about 2x7990's are bad but not sure if they are true.., yeah so i'm not fussed on which way i go just wondering if the 144hz will benefit me in anyway.. thanks and sorry if this is misleading.
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  1. The 144hz does make a difference during gaming. The smoothness /fluidness of the game feels much better on a 144hz monitor IF you have the graphics cards to push it. Trying to get games running at above 60fps to make use of a 144hz montor requires substantial graphics power. Combine that with going triple screen and even your 7970's or 90's in crossfire wont keep most games above 60fps at EyeFinity Resolution. If you go 5x1 you're pretty much in the same boat since you'd be running so hgh of a resolution In the end it will come down to personal preference. I run a 3x1 setup and love it. Was never a fan of going portrait for all my screens but to each there own.
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    Well since a 7990 is really dual GPU's on a single card you would be better off with 2x7970's since the benefit of Crossfire or SLI start to fail after two cards. Performance wise the best you really get is with two cards(GPU's) on Crossfire or SLI. As for 60hz or 144hz it really depends on a few factors one of which is weather your system can handle a steady 120-144fps or closer to 60fps depending on the games you are going to play. If you can't be certain of getting 120fps just go for the 60hz monitors and that should do you just fine. I run 3x27" Asus 60hz monitors on my Crossfire/SLI Eyefinity/Surround rigs and really like them they have worked great for me.

    In short go for the 7970's for best performance.
  3. bryonhowley said:
    Well since a 7990 is really dual GPU's on a single card you would be better off with 2x7970's since the benefit of Crossfire or SLI start to fail after two cards. Performance wise the best you really get is with two cards(GPU's) on Crossfire or SLI. As for 60hz or 144hz it really depends on a few factors one of which is weather your system can handle a steady 120-144fps or closer to 60fps depending on the games you are going to play. If you can't be certain of getting 120fps just go for the 60hz monitors and that should do you just fine. I run 3x27" Asus 60hz monitors on my Crossfire/SLI Eyefinity/Surround rigs and really like them they have worked great for me.

    In short go for the 7970's for best performance.


    Not to be nosey or anything but what size is you're desk as mine is like 1.5 meters in length an i'm not sure if i get 27" screens as they may not fit on my desk lol, anyways thanks so much for you're input because you pretty much summed it for me..thanks again
  4. I have a glass corner Desk that is 5 foot by 5 foot. Got it from Office Depot at the time they were on sale for just $100 with a three door filing cabinet.
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