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ATI 5850 With Dual Screens (Eyefinity) - will it hold?

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May 9, 2010 8:19:24 PM

Hi there,

I'm thinking of upgrading my graphic card from GeForce 9600gt (not bad, but not a high end card either)
to HD 5850 (powercolor's version).

My question is, with my system's fair hardware (which I describe at the bottom)
I plan on trying the eyefinity multi-screens capablity, mostly in PC games such as bad company 2 and other future games.

Will I get good (above 30) fps with high/ultra settings using dual screen eyefinity configuration?
I did search for some benchmarks and tests, but they all used a much better PC than mine, so how much
fps's does my machine "steals"?

btw I'm speaking about non-crossfire, single card only :ange:  .


My system:

Windows 7 32bit
Core 2 Duo 8400 CPU
4 GB Ram (800 Mhz)
22" LG Flatron W2252TQ
500 Gigs HDD, WD Black
MSI 9600 GT (Current video, before upgrade)
May 10, 2010 12:03:01 AM

Do you mean you are upgrading to 5850?

If 3850, that won't be an upgrade and a 3850 doesn't have Eyefinity.

If 5850, depends on monitor size, 2 30inch's are different from 2 22inch's, but mostly yes.

Also how will you play with 2 monitors? You said BC2, I play that game too and can safely say staring at monitor bezels isn't getting you a marksmen shot anytime soon.
May 10, 2010 12:05:41 AM

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Also how will you play with 2 monitors? You said BC2, I play that game too and can safely say staring at monitor bezels isn't getting you a marksmen shot anytime soon. [/'quote]

Too True!!!
If you want eyefinity, get a 3rd monitor.
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May 10, 2010 7:10:36 AM

lol i ment HD 5850, sorry, mistype.
I'll also edit my original message.
May 10, 2010 7:14:25 AM

oh I get you now... since I need the middle view clear, i won't be able to aim very well...
So if I use 3 monitors with a single 5850, will it work good enough (fair fps) ?
May 11, 2010 9:23:46 AM

I tried googling different combinations, mostly got youtube videos and reviews.
Couldn't find fps results for similar PC to mine :( 

What I wanna know is if anyone has a similar machine, running a 5850 with eyefinity using 2 or 3 monitors, and how good are the FPS when doing so.
!