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AMD Displays PC Games (Games) Games Hardware

AMD Multi-Display Tech Has Problems, Potential 138

Posted by Soulskill
from the emptying-my-bank-account-is-a-problem dept.
EconolineCrush writes "While AMD's Eyefinity multi-display gaming tech is undeniably impressive at first glance, digging deeper reveals key limitations. Some games work well, others not at all, and many are simply better suited to specific screen configurations. A three-way setup looks to be ideal from a compatibility perspective, and given current LCD prices, it's really not all that expensive. But would you take that over a single high-resolution display or a giant HDTV?"
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AMD Multi-Display Tech Has Problems, Potential

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  • Hell Yes (Score:5, Insightful)

    by MozeeToby (1163751) on Monday May 17, 2010 @05:59PM (#32245434)

    But would you take that over a single high-resolution display or a giant HDTV?"

    If I'm sitting at my desk play, an HDTV at 1080p is going to look absolutely horrible. So is even a ridiculously expensive large format display. Even three low end 20 inch monitors will give a much higher resolution, and much, much higher DPI than I could get for the same amount of money spent on a single large display.

  • by tepples (727027) <tepples.gmail@com> on Monday May 17, 2010 @06:03PM (#32245488) Homepage Journal

    Even three low end 20 inch monitors will give a much higher resolution

    With annoying gaps between the screens. Watch you not notice something because it's straddling a gap. But I bet you already realized this because you said three monitors, not two.

  • by tsm_sf (545316) on Monday May 17, 2010 @06:12PM (#32245616) Journal

    The bezel gap makes me think this would be better suited for one main monitor and one monitor for menus/inventory/what-have-you, but I can't think of any games that would support something like that.

    Having a dedicated map monitor would be amazing for so many games.

  • by sznupi (719324) on Monday May 17, 2010 @06:27PM (#32245848) Homepage

    How do you manage to drive a car with all their "screen bezels"?

    Also, when the time comes, I guess it's only contacts for you. not glasses (how so many people can put up with them?)...not that you could even wear glasses after the amputation of your nose that you already performed, so it won't irritatingly obstruct the field of vision.

  • by tepples (727027) <tepples.gmail@com> on Monday May 17, 2010 @06:38PM (#32245974) Homepage Journal

    Also, when the time comes, I guess it's only contacts for you. not glasses

    With glasses, you can make the world move relative to the rim by moving your head, and your brain uses this to help filter out the rim. Do PC window managers have an analogous feature to nudge all windows?

  • by sjbe (173966) on Monday May 17, 2010 @07:01PM (#32246268)

    obviously you've never owned a 30" lcd, 2560x1600 is a wonderful resolution. I've got one of those screens. It blows away anything you can buy in multi monitor.

    A 3 monitor setup with 1920x1200 displays gives an effective resolution of 5760x1200. That's roughly 50% more pixels than your 30" 2560x1600 display. Nothing wrong with a huge monitor but it's not better for every purpose. Personally I find a multiple monitor setup more useful for the way I work. YMMV.

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