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November 4, 2013 5:28:29 AM

Hey guys.

So assuming I have 2 monitors.

1. monitor 1 is running a game.
2. monitor 2 is at another application/software.

Am I going to experience lesser fps in games? Or in other words, Is there going to be any impact on gaming performance while the game is only rendered on ONE monitor but the other monitor is rendering Something else?

I have a 7850 2GB.

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November 4, 2013 5:34:52 AM

Most games I play, at least while in full screen, they black out my secondary monitor. There may be a mod around this though, I would imagine anyway. But yes, that will impact your performance, although, depending on your system specs, that may or may not affect your gameplay (at least not at a noticeable difference considering the average eye can only see up to 30-40 fps). I would say if your gaming with well over 100+ fps, as of now, than you should be good to multi task with other programs simultaneously, although, I am not sure why you would want to considering while gaming, it takes up a good amount of your concentration.
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November 4, 2013 6:06:04 AM

kebbz said:
Hey guys.

So assuming I have 2 monitors.

1. monitor 1 is running a game.
2. monitor 2 is at another application/software.

Am I going to experience lesser fps in games? Or in other words, Is there going to be any impact on gaming performance while the game is only rendered on ONE monitor but the other monitor is rendering Something else?

I have a 7850 2GB.


boxer15 said:
Most games I play, at least while in full screen, they black out my secondary monitor. There may be a mod around this though, I would imagine anyway. But yes, that will impact your performance, although, depending on your system specs, that may or may not affect your gameplay (at least not at a noticeable difference considering the average eye can only see up to 30-40 fps). I would say if your gaming with well over 100+ fps, as of now, than you should be good to multi task with other programs simultaneously, although, I am not sure why you would want to considering while gaming, it takes up a good amount of your concentration.


Have you tried it in windows mode though? :) 
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November 4, 2013 6:21:24 AM

Well, if you keep it minimized to a window and not full screen, it will lock your mouse to the window (does the same while you are in full screen) so you won't actually be able to game and use other programs simultaneously, it will still require you to either close out of the game, or hit the windows button to free your mouse. So running full screen or in a window really wouldn't matter much since your mouse would be locked to the gaming window... Still unsure why you would want to try to game and work with other programs simultaneously though XD
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November 4, 2013 6:30:57 AM

boxer15 said:
Well, if you keep it minimized to a window and not full screen, it will lock your mouse to the window (does the same while you are in full screen) so you won't actually be able to game and use other programs simultaneously, it will still require you to either close out of the game, or hit the windows button to free your mouse. So running full screen or in a window really wouldn't matter much since your mouse would be locked to the gaming window... Still unsure why you would want to try to game and work with other programs simultaneously though XD


Well I do other stuff while waiting for vehicles in battlefield 4 to be available :)  Also chat with other people on facebook while playing
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