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What to look for in second monitor? (gaming)

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November 17, 2013 4:12:15 PM

I'm looking to buy a second monitor for work and some gaming. I currently have this one:
For gaming with eyefinity though, what do I need to look for in my next monitor? Does the response time have to be the same with both? Resolution, aspect ratio, etc?
Also, I know that 3 monitors would be better for gaming, but my 6870 only supports 2. thanks.

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November 17, 2013 4:16:20 PM

AMD Eyefinity supports at least 3 monitors not only 2. If it was only 2 then basically any card even the lowest end G610 is capable of running dual monitors. The HD6870 can support Eyefinity with up to 3 monitors. But one of them needs to be display port.
Don't have display port screen, then you'll need active display to HDMI or DVI adapter.

November 17, 2013 4:25:05 PM

oh, so i guess i can have 3. thanks. but what needs to be the same across all monitors? I know resolution should be the same, but anything else?
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a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 17, 2013 4:55:17 PM

It's best to have all the same, but different ones can be fine too as long as they all have the same resolution.
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 17, 2013 8:29:14 PM

Same refresh rate! Same response time! These are KEY in my opinion!