Crysis on Three HDTVs

So I have landed a job making a ridiculous amount of money and I've recently built a decent gaming rig and bought a 54" Panasonic Viera.

Anyways I saw a video where some guy was playing Crysis on three 22" LCD monitors and I thought that looked pretty badass. So, is there anything stopping me from buying two more 54" plasmas and playing Crysis across three 54" Panasonic Viera plasma goodness?
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  1. I envy you... it should be pretty easy, what gpu do you have... If it's ati then eyefinity will do you the trick.
  2. Well this is my setup:

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz (not overclocked yet)
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD
    SAPPHIRE 100296HDMI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit
    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power

    Now I realize that my video card and power supply are weak. I originally built this PC just to be a HTPC to rip and play Blu-rays.

    I can easily upgrade the video card and power supply, I just don't know what video card I would need, considering I would need to run three HDMI cables to the three plasmas. I wouldn't know how to set that up.

    Would I need to run two video cards in cross-fire, or would one badass video card do the trick?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
  3. haha, one badass video card will not do the trick. YOu're going to be running at 5760*1080 right? I am running 3 5870s and I have a 30" and 2 26" monitors @ 5760*1200, I can try to benchmark some tonight after work to see what kind of performance I get (witn 1, 2, and 3 cards) I"m running a PII 965 8gb Arm, so not too far off your system except the PSU and cards. If you have the money to get a coupel more 54" plasmas, I really would just build a whole new system to be honest. Get the i7 980x, and 2 5970s, or 3 5870s. (or a couple gtx480s if you can wait.
  4. Building a new system on top of two new plasmas is probably stretching it a bit (I'm using the sign-on bonus to put this all together so I still have a budget to maintain, plus when my girlfriend discovers this serious misallocation of money she's going to be really, really pissed.)

    The two new 54" plasmas I can get from a friend at HHGregg for about $1000 each (about $500 cheaper than what they are retailing for, and remember at HHGregg they still work off of commission if you're in the market).

    I didn't realize the high-end graphics cards are that expensive, but I could swing the 2 5970s.

    So if I used my current system and upgraded to two 5970s and bumped up the power supply would I have good enough performance to game across the three 54" plasmas?

    Microterf I'm curious what your benchmarks turn out to be and if that would be somewhere near the 2 5970s.
  5. Get one HD5970 and see if you are happy with it. Your current PSU should be fine for that BTW. If it's not enough get another. I don't see the CPU being a big issue especially when the GPU is being stressed by such a high resolution.
  6. just went to run warhead. Had some visual issues (kept getting artifacts) that could just be my issue though, I"m sure there's a way to get it working. Performance wise, I was averaging aboug 25-30 fps. That was with everything on gamer mode, with 3 5870s. no AA. 5760*1200 resolution.
  7. ok, ran it will Crossfire disabled, and also with just 2 GPUS. with it disabled, got the same frame rate (25-30fps) as with 3 GPUs minus the artifacts, ran with 2 GPUs, boosted up to around 40-50 fps with no artifacts. all settings were gamer, no AA at 5760*1200. hope this helps you. If you can find a 5970, it should work well for you. Good luck getting one though. ( I just checked, and right now there is a Sapphire 5970 in stock at newegg for $699.00
  8. On another note, I must say that Bad company 2 lookes AWESOME in eyefinity. Of course all of this is still a giganormous waste of money. lol.
  9. dsewardj said:
    Building a new system on top of two new plasmas is probably stretching it a bit (I'm using the sign-on bonus to put this all together so I still have a budget to maintain, plus when my girlfriend discovers this serious misallocation of money she's going to be really, really pissed.)


    Man this just made me lol. :na:
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