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April 27, 2011 7:43:51 AM

Not sure if this is the correct place for this question..

Anyways, I have a Sapphire 6970 an a second one coming for Crossfire and I want to set up EyeFinity. However I do have a lot of questions. Right now I have a 25.5 (26") samsung 1920x1200 monitor, and to the right I have a 25.5 (26") Asus 1920x1200 monitor. They're the same, just a different shell because samsung discontinued their monitor. As we all know, we're going backwards in monitor technology and everyday it's becoming harder and harder to find monitors that are 1920x1200... I spent a long time searching and could only find off-brand monitors that I was kinda skeptical about. The few that I did find weren't 25.5's. So I'm basically fucked unless I want to sell my two I have now. But my question is, if I buy say.. a 24 or 26" 1920x1080 monitor, and put it on the left side of my samsung (main display) Would I be able to run 1920x1200 on my samsung and asus and 1920x1080 on the other? Or would I have to run 1920x1080 on all of them?

Another scenario.. I buy a new main display, possibly a 30" and put my two 26's off to the side. Would my 30" be able to run 2550x1600 (or whatever it is) and 1920x1080 on my 26's? Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with eyefinity as of now :( 

Or does ANYBODY know of a 26" 1920x1200 monitor that's not some terrible off brand :( ?

Thanks in advance everyone ;) 

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April 27, 2011 12:01:10 PM

The best scenario is having three identical monitors. I know, because I have Eyefinity running off a single 5970 card with three Samsung E2320's. I initally tried it with two 1680x1050 monitors and one 1920x1080, but it was a little off. What will happen is, the combined screen size will conform to the smallest resolution. So if you add a 1080 to your 1200's, it will size as 1080 for the height, not 1200. However, once you set up Eyefinity, you can select many different resolutions. For example, with three 1080's like I have, I can run 5760x1080. BUT...many games will run quite slower at that MASSIVE resolution, so sometimes I choose to size down in the game menu to something like 4 thousand and something by 900. So, there is a lot of screwing around. You may want to borrow a monitor to try what you want. Yes, you can also try one bigger monitor in the center and even put the two side monitors in a vertical position (portrait). Check on youtube for videos of different setups. But, again, three identical monitors will give you the best picture crossing from monitor to monitor. It will still play no matter what size all three monitors are, there's just no guarantee it will transition smoothly and in a linear fashion. I don't know where you are from, but here in Canada, you can buy 1200 monitors a dime a dozen, so I imagine if you look, you will find what you need. Check out sites like directcanada or ncix or canadacomputers.com
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May 3, 2011 11:56:29 PM

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