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Two 22" monitor with 27" iMac: Gaming

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June 8, 2012 2:11:54 AM

I want to purchase a 27" iMac and use it for some casual gaming. (Valve + minecraft). I have two 22" 1080p monitors I wand to connect to it so I get three displays. Will I run into any problems playing a game spread across all the monitors?

Will the different screen resolutions of the monitors (iMac vs other) cause problems?

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June 8, 2012 7:46:04 AM

You've posted the same question at least three times recently without getting any responses. It would seem clear that no-one here knows the answer to your question. You may be better off trying a more Apple-specific forum - perhaps the forums at apple.com.
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June 15, 2012 1:49:41 AM

Ijack said:
You've posted the same question at least three times recently without getting any responses. It would seem clear that no-one here knows the answer to your question. You may be better off trying a more Apple-specific forum - perhaps the forums at apple.com.


There was an issue with the site when I posted the first time I instantly got a message saying that the forum was down, so I tried to see if it would work a few days later. I did not realize that it actually was posting multiple times.
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June 22, 2012 1:38:32 AM

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June 22, 2012 2:02:44 AM

Here is your answer:

http://gigaom.com/apple/new-27-inch-imac-supports-dual-...

You will run into performance problems. If you want to know how it would perform, try looking up multi-monitor gaming performance metrics for the following cards (which come in the new imacs):

6750M
6770M
6970M

Youprobably won't find performance metrics for this because people dont try to do it.

These are MOBILE GPUs. Your experience playing across three monitors will NOT be pleasant. The iMac is essentially a large screen laptop. It is not a high performance gaming machine capable of pushing games @ 5760x1080.

While the GPUs in the iMac are perfectly capable of running 3 screens for web browsing, etc... it most likely won't do what you want it to do.

I have the 6970M in a laptop and I wouldn't imagine it being able to push triple screen gaming.

Also, the native resolution of the 27" iMac is 2560 by 1440. I suspect that even the mighty 6970M wouldn't push games well at that resolution in anything other than low settings, for most games.

To do what you want you would need a desktop class card capable of pushing 5760x1080.
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June 22, 2012 2:12:16 AM

LOL LOL LOL Apple gaming doesn't exist bud
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