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Crysis on Three HDTVs

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March 28, 2010 11:53:06 PM

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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March 31, 2010 11:22:13 PM

I envy you... it should be pretty easy, what gpu do you have... If it's ati then eyefinity will do you the trick.
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April 2, 2010 3:02:21 PM

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.
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April 2, 2010 5:44:24 PM

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.
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April 2, 2010 10:42:24 PM

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.
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April 2, 2010 10:53:37 PM

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.
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April 3, 2010 4:11:11 AM

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.
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April 3, 2010 4:31:13 AM

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
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April 3, 2010 4:40:12 AM

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.
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April 3, 2010 6:06:04 AM

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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