Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Running Battlefield 3 at 3840x1200 on dual monitors with Radeon 4870

Last response: in Video Games
Share
January 7, 2012 12:25:41 AM

I have one Radeon 4870 and two 1920x1200 LCD's. I'd like to run BF3 on dual monitors. I've seen you-tube videos of it running on dual monitors but I can't find a how-to. Do I need a 2nd 4870 (or a higher spec card) running in Crossfire to be able to run Battlefield 3 at 3840x1200?

The BF3 settings currently only enable me to switch between monitor 1 and monitor 2; there's no setting for "both/2 monitors". Or do I have to set up some type of profile in the Catalyst Control Center?

Thanks,

Lew

January 7, 2012 12:34:32 AM

Your 4870 should have 2 video output channels but I'm not sure it has the capacity to do more than run standard dual display.

That said, it is no where near powerful enough to run BF3 at that resolution lol.
m
0
l
January 7, 2012 12:44:49 AM

casualcolors said:
Your 4870 should have 2 video output channels but I'm not sure it has the capacity to do more than run standard dual display.

That said, it is no where near powerful enough to run BF3 at that resolution lol.


Thanks. Do you run BF3 on 2 monitors with your single 570?
m
0
l
Related resources
January 7, 2012 12:46:56 AM

LewMan said:
Thanks. Do you run BF3 on 2 monitors with your single 570?


No, for 2 reasons.

1. Dual monitors is kind of pointless because the bezel falls in the middle of the display, which is generally the most important part of the image especially in an FPS game.

2. Secondly, 1 gtx 570 isn't enough to run the game on dual 1920x1200 monitors with ultra settings/no MSAA and maintain 60 fps steadily on all maps.
m
0
l
January 7, 2012 1:01:08 AM

casualcolors said:
No, for 2 reasons.

1. Dual monitors is kind of pointless because the bezel falls in the middle of the display, which is generally the most important part of the image especially in an FPS game.

2. Secondly, 1 gtx 570 isn't enough to run the game on dual 1920x1200 monitors with ultra settings/no MSAA and maintain 60 fps steadily on all maps.


Good points. I've never done any dual monitor gaming to this point and I'm basically a FPS-only player, so just coming to grips with this now. I'm putting a 2500K machine together this weekend with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3. Are you happy with your Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen.3 so far?

m
0
l
January 7, 2012 9:55:35 AM

if you want to play multi monitor games ati do it a little better. but you really do need a minimum of 3 monitors.
m
0
l
January 7, 2012 1:09:22 PM

casualcolors said:
No, for 2 reasons.

1. Dual monitors is kind of pointless because the bezel falls in the middle of the display, which is generally the most important part of the image especially in an FPS game.

2. Secondly, 1 gtx 570 isn't enough to run the game on dual 1920x1200 monitors with ultra settings/no MSAA and maintain 60 fps steadily on all maps.


HEXiT said:
if you want to play multi monitor games ati do it a little better. but you really do need a minimum of 3 monitors.


+1
m
0
l
January 7, 2012 3:47:42 PM

LewMan said:
Good points. I've never done any dual monitor gaming to this point and I'm basically a FPS-only player, so just coming to grips with this now. I'm putting a 2500K machine together this weekend with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3. Are you happy with your Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen.3 so far?


Absolutely. Has given me 0 problems.
m
0
l
January 7, 2012 4:34:10 PM

Good points. I've never done any bifold adviser gaming to this point and I'm basically a FPS-only player, so just advancing to grips with this now. I'm putting a 2500K apparatus calm this weekend with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3. Are you blessed with your Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen.3 so far?
m
0
l
!