This past weekend, six lucky Tom's Hardware readers got to sit down with us here in our Culver City office. It's always fun to meet and chat with readers of both Hardware and Guide, be it at a convention or LAN party... but it’s always more fun on our home turf, especially when we have a surprise in store for them.
In conjunction with AMD and EA, Tom's brought the readers in to play with a top-of-the-line Eyefinity gaming rig, complete with a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition processor, 5870 graphics card, and three Dell 2310 23-inch (1920x1080) monitors. The day was replete with Dragon Age: Origins, Modern Warfare 2, and Supreme Commander. Playing any game at a 5760x1080 resolution is going to be amazing, but Dragon Age was especially fun because it's optimized for an Eyefinity setup.
Games were played, prizes were won, and plenty of Red Bull and soda was consumed, without a doubt. What you see is here merely a glimpse of the days' events, as there will be plenty of pictures and video over the next week. Stay tuned!
My 22" acer monitor at home has 1200, and I certainly would NEVER consider fewer vertical lines, especially on a larger screen were I to replace it. 1200 vertical is just BARELY enough. I suffer with 1280x1024 at work and I regularly can't get enough vertical screen space when looking at documents. I've re-oriented my second display into Portrait just to make it usable. 1080 on a GAMING screen? Say it ain't so Toms, Say it ain't so!