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Deus Ex: HR Played on AMD Eyefinity 5x1 Portrait

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The best way to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution in the world.

Earlier this year we visited AMD's offices in Markham, Ontario, Canada to check out a new Eyefinity setup called 5x1, which uses five monitors in portrait mode. This is an excellent setup thanks to a central display that is undisturbed by a bezel.

We were lucky to see it in a preview stage, but unfortunately, support for this mode wasn't publically available yet. Of course, you can always just grab the preview driver with support for Eyefinity 5x1 right here.

Last week we stopped by AMD's Canadian operations again for an update, and the good news is that Eyefinity 5x1 is almost ready for primetime. We were treated to another game demo, this time of new entry to the superb Deus Ex series. Check it out below.

Deus Ex Human Revolution Eyefinity 5x1

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    utengineer , October 10, 2011 4:10 PM
    "The best way to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution in the world."

    Not so much. Bezels are distracting. Projectors anyone?
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    accolite , October 10, 2011 4:15 PM
    utengineer"The best way to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution in the world."Not so much. Bezels are distracting. Projectors anyone?


    I think projectors with no bezel would be awesome.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 10, 2011 4:11 PM
    Phew... finally, an article that belongs on Tom's. Sweet screen setup, btw! One day I'll get this.
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    amdwilliam1985 , October 10, 2011 4:10 PM
    This setup is really really cool, I want one!
  • 20 Hide
    utengineer , October 10, 2011 4:10 PM
    "The best way to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution in the world."

    Not so much. Bezels are distracting. Projectors anyone?
  • 12 Hide
    amk-aka-Phantom , October 10, 2011 4:11 PM
    Phew... finally, an article that belongs on Tom's. Sweet screen setup, btw! One day I'll get this.
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    accolite , October 10, 2011 4:15 PM
    utengineer"The best way to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution in the world."Not so much. Bezels are distracting. Projectors anyone?


    I think projectors with no bezel would be awesome.
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    yonef , October 10, 2011 4:22 PM
    It is not running very smooth though
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    jacobdrj , October 10, 2011 4:22 PM
    ACCOLITEI think projectors with no bezel would be awesome.

    Projectors may be the only true bezel free solution out there. Kudos for bringing that to light: I honestly never thought to put a couple projectors together in this way. You would need some MAD wall space to make this work right...
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    rosen380 , October 10, 2011 4:29 PM
    Are there projectors that can match the resolution displayed here [I'm guessing something like 6000x1900]? Or are you suggesting a multiple projector setup that lines up multiple images just perfectly to provide a seemless image?

    I know Silicon Graphics had a system like that, like 10 years ago [I think called 'reality centers'] that were setups that consisted of huge bits of hardware and cost in the six-figure range
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    geekapproved , October 10, 2011 4:29 PM
    The sound was completely annoying, is that sound from the game or something they added?
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    nbraybrook , October 10, 2011 4:34 PM
    1 inch gaps between screens, BARF, really not even worth it looks terribly ugly. What would be nice would be multi screen for like BF3, have the game on one screen, map overview, squad and stats on another.. Stretching games across multiple screens is cool in theory but terribly ugly in practice...
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    jujuvivi , October 10, 2011 4:50 PM
    Still need to:
    - Divide Bezels width by 4
    - Add 3D
    And you get an unbelievable immersion.

    High end CPU & 28nm Video Cards should be able to handle it in the next years.

    Ball is on the display side to offer such panoramic affordable view.
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    BlackHawk91 , October 10, 2011 5:02 PM
    Imagine a complete surround set up. 360 degrees with no bezels.
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    beardguy , October 10, 2011 5:02 PM
    Why not just hook up your PC to a big screen plasma or LCD?

    I hook my PC up to my 50" plasma and it works flawless, no lag at all.

    The whole bezel dividers really throw off the immersion factor IMO.
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    beardguy , October 10, 2011 5:04 PM
    PS: I realize this was more a "proof of concept" than anything. I just don't see why someone would go this route over hooking up to a big screen TV instead. It's cheaper and better.
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    BlackHawk91 , October 10, 2011 5:06 PM
    beardguyWhy not just hook up your PC to a big screen plasma or LCD? I hook my PC up to my 50" plasma and it works flawless, no lag at all. The whole bezel dividers really throw off the immersion factor IMO.

    1080p on a 50" screen looks horrible and you can't get a surround experience.
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    mayankleoboy1 , October 10, 2011 5:19 PM
    Quote:
    1080p on a 50" screen looks horrible and you can't get a surround experience.


    but still better than 4 bezels IMO
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    Anonymous , October 10, 2011 5:22 PM
    What's the video card(s) setup used here? And what kind of video card setup would be required to play at this size and still max out the effects? (I'd rather play on 3 screens, or even 1, with everything turned up, than use this monster as a very large 2005-era experience...)
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    gwolfman , October 10, 2011 5:26 PM
    Has that guy even played a FPS on a PC before? He's horrible! He can't even walk around a corner without getting stuck. What a lame video.
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    house70 , October 10, 2011 5:27 PM
    lol he got pwned.
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    Anonymous , October 10, 2011 5:28 PM
    I'm tired of the industry pushing multiple monitor setups. The bezels make the "screen" look like crap and it's totally distracting. Real gamers use a single huge monitor or tv.
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    ChromeTusk , October 10, 2011 5:31 PM
    Quote:
    Projectors may be the only true bezel free solution out there. Kudos for bringing that to light: I honestly never thought to put a couple projectors together in this way. You would need some MAD wall space to make this work right...

    Agreed, and I think a curved wall is best for the application.

    Quote:
    Are there projectors that can match the resolution displayed here [I'm guessing something like 6000x1900]? Or are you suggesting a multiple projector setup that lines up multiple images just perfectly to provide a seemless image?

    I know Silicon Graphics had a system like that, like 10 years ago [I think called 'reality centers'] that were setups that consisted of huge bits of hardware and cost in the six-figure range

    :love:  Eyefinity Challege :love:  from 2009, last row of pictures at the bottom.
    Imagine the full released version of BF3 on the projector screens at the bottom of the article. :sol: 

    Quote:
    1 inch gaps between screens, BARF, really not even worth it looks terribly ugly. What would be nice would be multi screen for like BF3, have the game on one screen, map overview, squad and stats on another.. Stretching games across multiple screens is cool in theory but terribly ugly in practice...

    I remember seeing some monitors that have no bezel edge. Unfortunately, I cannot find the correct manufacturer to provide the link.

    Quote:
    Why not just hook up your PC to a big screen plasma or LCD?

    I hook my PC up to my 50" plasma and it works flawless, no lag at all.

    The whole bezel dividers really throw off the immersion factor IMO.

    What resolution to you have the 50" set to? I doubt it matches the 5x1 portrait or even a 3x1 landscape.
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