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Eyefinity not happy with portrait

I have 3 LA1951g monitors. I have an XFX 7850, with two DVI connections and one XFX Mini DSP to DVI Active Adapter. I have them set up in 3x1 landscape across my desk. I use them that way for design, coding etc.

However, I occasionally play the odd game, and I've been trying to get Eyefinity to work with portrait orientation. Landscape it works fine, but most games don't like the ultrawide aspect ratio, so I've been trying to set it up portrait.

However, whatever I do, it resets to landscape. If I disable all monitors, then set the single one to portrait, then create a display group, it asks me to choose my layout, shows me a 3x1 in portrait mode, then when I press okay, resets all three to landscape.

Any ideas?

Chris
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  1. all modern games prefer landscape, not portrait.

    Are you changing it to portrait through the control panel or AMD CCC?
  2. So yes, my problem is that its not doing that...

    If I set it to portrait, it works fine, but as soon as I try to add more displays, it resets all of them to landscape.
  3. I'm changing it through the Control Centre.

    Fair enough, regarding the modern games thing. Just wanted to give it a try, as quite a lot looked like more would fit in with the higher vertical res - for example in Awesomenauts in landscape, most of each screen is just pillar boxed, and the visual indicators in the corners are mostly lost in the bezel.

    My point is, surely I should at least be able to set it up in windows, if nothing else?

    C
  4. I aren't sure if windows can support multiple displays in portrait mode well, but you should be able to if the resolutions of the screens are the same, which your are which helps.

    Could you link up a photo of your display settings in your CCC?
  5. yes you should, but it isn't going to be perfect, as hardly anyone does anything in portrait.
  6. unknownofprob said:
    I aren't sure if windows can support multiple displays in portrait mode well, but you should be able to if the resolutions of the screens are the same, which your are which helps.

    Could you link up a photo of your display settings in your CCC?


    I could do it in windows 8 64-bit ummm patch 14.1 but not 14.6.. gives me no option. Here's a screenshot.

    http://s8.postimg.org/6agf2ljkl/nooption.jpg

    See option to change to portrait is greyed out.
  7. unknownofprob said:
    Could you link up a photo of your display settings in your CCC?


    Exactly the same issue as Fa Masters mentions:

    As you can see in the first image, when I set an individual monitor to portrait, the dialog makes it look like im getting 3 portrait when I start to set up eyefinity:

    But as soon as I click okay, it flips them all back to landscape again. There is no option anywhere to change back to portrait...

    Any ideas?
  8. from the bottom image, just do right click rotate? That should to the trick.
  9. unknownofprob said:
    from the bottom image, just do right click rotate? That should to the trick.


    Nope, that option isn't on the right click menu
  10. did you click on the three blue screens?
  11. Yup. Have clicked and tried every menu I can see - just not there
  12. I tried doing it with my CCC with dual screens different resolutions, it may just be that either;

    -CCC is not happy with three screens portrait (which it should be)
    -Version of CCC is not supporting this configuration
  13. Best answer
    Had the problem with HD 7850 on Windows 7 x64, and the current drivers via download
    14-4-win7-win8-win8.1-64-dd-ccc-whql.exe

    Could not rotate the display on port 2 in any mode. (Native windows)
    also having displays connect on 1,3,5 gave me a BSOD.

    So after wasting almost an hour trying the version that came with the box did the trick.
    Try 13.4 had no issues at all regarding the rotations.
    AMD_Catalyst_13.4_Vista_W7_W8_WHQL

    3x1 portrait ( █ █ █ ) now works like a charm.
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