I'm curious if anyone can recommend any good DisplayPort or miniDD minitors running at 1920x1080/1920x1200/2048x1152 resolution.
I'm curious because I'm waiting for ATis 5870 that has 6 mini display port jacks.
Something with a thin bezel (thinner the better, being a 3x monitor setup), and only a TN panel, due to price unless if you can find a good ISP/whatever panel at a great price, them I'm all ears. The amount of light bleeding in my TN is quite horrid...
Intended for a 3 monitor setup now, but hopefully one day a 6 or 9 monitor set up...
I currently have a nice monitor, but I'll just give it to my brother.
And then, a guie on putting a second 16 amp fuse rail for my house to accomodate the extra power usage of 5870 CF and 3 monitors. ^_^
Thank you very much.
Damn, they're both so expensive. Don't know if I can whip up the money for three of those...
Seems like I may skip waiting for the 5870 6x miniDD and get a current one. Use the two DVI and use a HDMI to DVI for the third monitor... pick up two more of my current monitor (yay, it's cheap), and completely ignore the possible 6 monitor possibility. =/
Actually... I'll buy one Dell SP2309W and use its HDMI and buy another Samsung 2343. Though the Dell is more eexpensive, it's also 2048x1152 (as my current Samsung 2343) at 23". It's sexy, and I think it may look good as the centerpeice of the trio.
So, does the 5870 support two DVI and one HDMI? Or is the display port need for a 3x setup like I've heard somewhere else?
I've browsed WideScreenGamingForum a few times reently, too bad I missed that. Thank you ever so very much CarrellK.
Though now I'm stuck wondering if I should get the 5870 1GB at all. I know it typically takes a 2560x1600 (4096000 pixels) with AA and AF to stress a 1GB, but a 3x2048x1152 (7077888 pixels) would seem to go far over a 1GB barrier once and AA or AF is enabled. Though I think I'd get the standard 5870 2GB (2xDVI, 1xhdmi/DP) over the 6xminiDP version (to avoid getting 3 adaptors, and likely a more expensive card).
Grrr... I know I should wait, but the impatience, it's killing me... I've waited for these cards for a long time!
the amount of memory really wont affect the resolutions it can handle, memory on gfx cards is usually used to store textures and a little bit of other information, with vsync and triple buffering you would need 3 images in memory per monitor, so (3x2048x1152x32)/8 = 28311552bytes/28.311552mb of memory per monitor. so its really not much. thats why most cards have stopped near 1gb, since making games with textures over that amount at the moment means it will be purely for pc and they restrict their audience (since 360 has 512mb shared memory and ps3 has 256mb gfx).
Amount of memory absolutely affects it - when you crank up the AA/AF at high resolutions, memory use goes up drastically. The amount you mentioned is only a small portion of the total amount required, and much of the process is resolution-dependent.
As for most cards stopping near 1GB, I would tend to disagree with that. The 8800 series and ATI 3000 series tended to have 512 MB on high end cards, sometimes going up to 768. The HD4000 series still ran primarily at 512MB, but the top end card got a gig. The GTX 280 was the only GT200 card that had 1GB from the start. Now, the HD5k series has 1GB at launch, with a good chance of going higher. There's been almost continuous progress in video memory, and I wouldn't say that there's been any sort of a plateau.