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How many monitors do you use to race?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Bram Hengeveld, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. 1 Monitor

    63.3%
  2. 2 Monitors

    2.1%
  3. 3 Monitors

    17.4%
  4. 4 Monitors or more

    1.4%
  5. TV

    15.1%
  6. Projector

    0.7%
  1. nijeat

    nijeat

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    24" led for me. But...these days I hardly do race(game). :x3::x3::x3:
     
  2. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    Triples, the best investment i´ve made in gaming together with 120Hz.
    Next up!, I don´t even know what the short name is for it haha, 5 screens, Fivos maybe.. ;)

    Want to sit IN the car while playing? Buy triples.
     
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  3. Rhys Gardiner

    Rhys Gardiner

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    Currently I have one 23" LCD. But if I win the lottery, I'm getting triples, no doubt.
     
  4. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    Completely forgot that option. Added it to the poll
     
  5. Martijn van Bommel

    Martijn van Bommel

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    Atm still on a single 24" inch,but seriously looking to upgrade to 3 screens.
    Hope to do so before the end of the year. :)

    EDIT: if the sim games are up for it.......AC/GTR3
     
  6. Dmitry Zaharov

    Dmitry Zaharov

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    40" TV, but triples are seemed to be better
     
  7. Jari Vinnari

    Jari Vinnari
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    1 monitor for me but would really like to try 3 x monitor setup. Also 3D setup would be nice according to ISR.tv.
     
  8. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

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    Same here and I must agree! :D
     
  9. Sérgio Marques

    Sérgio Marques

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    Just one 27" for me by now. I think I will skip the three ones, don't like the gap between them, and go for this::D

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen

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    What's the name of that NEC screen? Looks mighty interesting!

    Edit; in second thought you don't get the 45 degree angle on that mon so it'll prob be even less immersive than using three with bezels.
     
  11. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    Why stop there? 3 HD projectors = close to ultimate experience :)
    8 of them and you have a 360 view! :D

     
  12. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen

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    I've been reading up a bit on triple monitors and it seems Nvidia cards can't run games on three monitors unless I run SLi with two cards. Anybody able to confirm or deny this? Sorry if this is the wrong thread to ask this.
     
  13. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    The latest generation i believe you can do this with. But not 5 series.
    I have to run two..
     
  14. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen

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    Do I need a powerful card to render the gfx or will it just work as a dummy output for the third mon with all the work being done by the first card? I've a gtx 570 that takes up half of my chassi (3 slots), can't fit (nor afford) a identical card on there without running into heat issues and I really don't want another ATi card!
     
  15. Anthony Levene

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    I'm pretty sure you can do that with softTH but there is much more of performance hit than if you run off 1 card or Crossfire/SLi.
    I'm using an ATI 6790 which works really well as long as at least one monitor has a displayport connection.
     
  16. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen

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    Yeah but ATi cards support 3 mons on one card, apparently Nvidia doesn't. :(
     
  17. Anthony Levene

    Anthony Levene

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    I did use softTH before I got this card. With 2 screens coming off my old ATI 4xxx card and a 3rd monitor running off a cheap old card I picked up for £20.
    It took a while to set up but is quite flexible in the way you can use monitors of different sizes and resolutions.
     
  18. Jari Vinnari

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    The new Nvidia GTX 670&680 cards do support 3 monitors with one card.
    Article comparing Ati & Nvidia with Tripple-Screen-> http://techreport.com/articles.x/23217/1
     
  19. Von Butters

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    Ive not long been a member of the triple screen crew, and im never going back to single screen racing, god willing.
    I have a Amd HD 7970 running 3 x22" BenQ G2222HDL screen, (Cheep but effective), and its amazing. I highly recommend it!
     
  20. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
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    Running 3 x Alienware 21"5 Monitors right now one an ATi 5970.

    [​IMG]
     
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