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Dragon Age On One Monitor

In Pictures: Tom's Hardware's AMD/Eyefinity Event
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Dragon Age On One Monitor

The Tom's readers start by playing a little Dragon Age: Origins on the single-monitor setup. The Radeon HD 5870 serves up enough performance to make this a smooth experience, whether you're playing at 1920x1080 or 5760x1080 on one or three monitors. We didn't take many videos of the game being played on the Eyefinity setup, but check out the video on page one for more extensive coverage of that setup.

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    tacoslave , February 6, 2010 4:21 AM
    ha the test rig they used was the same as mine except for the case! Damn i need to buy 2 extra moniters.
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    alterecho , February 6, 2010 4:26 AM
    thoughtful event and nice work place
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    kelfen , February 6, 2010 5:02 AM
    kudo's to the sponsors!
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    Anonymous , February 6, 2010 5:52 AM
    insanely awesome
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    N.Broekhuijsen , February 6, 2010 5:56 AM
    HAHAHA everyone has a little "tom's" hammer!!! :p  :p  :p 
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    dconnors , February 6, 2010 6:14 AM
    xbeaterHAHAHA everyone has a little "tom's" hammer!!!


    Yep, the hammers are pretty handy. I have one in my room, screwdrivers are great for working on the ol' gaming rig.

    -Devin
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    carlhenry , February 6, 2010 8:02 AM
    i hope to see benchmarks when the fermi cards are released! ati vs nvidia on a whole new level!
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    bin1127 , February 6, 2010 8:08 AM
    the screen is too small to be impressive. Can eyefinity run 3 30"?
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    Anonymous , February 6, 2010 8:45 AM
    It would make more sense to have this 3 monitor setup with 4:3 aspect ration monitors. What do you think?
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    dconnors , February 6, 2010 8:46 AM
    bin1127the screen is too small to be impressive. Can eyefinity run 3 30"?


    You're a hard person to impress if three 23-inch monitors isn't impressive.

    From what I have read, the maximum res for Eyefinity is 7680x1600, which is three 30-inch monitors running at 2560x1600 each.

    -Devin
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    dconnors , February 6, 2010 8:47 AM
    zzIt would make more sense to have this 3 monitor setup with 4:3 aspect ration monitors. What do you think?


    Off the bat it would probably look better, but AMD is optimizing games for the odd aspect ratio.
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    scrumworks , February 6, 2010 9:03 AM
    Nice video and impressive that Tom's finaly has something positive to say about ATI/AMD.
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    razor512 , February 6, 2010 12:46 PM
    looks like someone forgot to fix the FOV for for some of the games, other than that, gaming on 3 monitors is great.

    For me, I am stuck with 2 monitors which sucks for multiple monitor gaming, I can only play some games on it that allow for a console and allow me to change the FOV and also add a offset, (no point in having 1 side of the character on 1 screen and the other half on the other screen, it is nearly impossible to play a FPS game that way, but if you can add a bit of a offset, you can have the main action on the first screen and a extended view of the battlefield (at least the right side of it, on the second monitor). Hopefully nvidia comes out with a card that supports 3 monitors when they release their new series.
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    DarkMantle , February 6, 2010 1:42 PM
    Nice!, looks like you guys had alot of fun and dude that last photo with Eddie and the hammer is freacking hilarious, you should tell us who he is in the Forums so we can be sure not to piss him off. :D 
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    touchdowntexas13 , February 6, 2010 2:28 PM
    So the Radeon 5870 is powerful enough for 3X "Full HD" resolution? That's pretty impressive, but it would REALLY be cool if you guys could post some benchmarks using the eyefinity setup. I am curious to know what kind of frames are achievable at such a resolution.

    Anyways, looks like everyone had fun. Cool stuff.
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    chechak , February 6, 2010 5:59 PM
    AS always TOMS HARDWARE people are the best ,it looks like guys had a lot of fun ,that hummer guy look funny :) .
    is there any overclocking for cpu?
    ``Errr... i've seen stander cpu amd fan i i dont think so...:p ``
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    lukeg310 , February 6, 2010 9:25 PM
    It was awsome experience testing the new eyefinity setup in person. I cant wait for monitors with thin bezels to come out. Thanks to the staff at Toms Harware!
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    dconnors , February 6, 2010 11:18 PM
    chechakAS always TOMS HARDWARE people are the best ,it looks like guys had a lot of fun ,that hummer guy look funny .is there any overclocking for cpu?``Errr... i've seen stander cpu amd fan i i dont think so...``


    The 955 BE we were running was at stock speeds (3.2 GHz).
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    sabot00 , February 7, 2010 1:51 AM
    For those of you who don't know, the max resolution of Eyefinity is 8192x8192.
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    universalremonster , February 7, 2010 2:12 AM
    Wow what a cool little event. Awesome of Tom's to hook up some reader's with a fun afternoon and some nice loot! Congrats to the lucky winners!
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