How many monitors do you use to race?

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

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How many monitors do you use to race?

  1. 1 Monitor

    63.2%
  2. 2 Monitors

    2.1%
  3. 3 Monitors

    17.5%
  4. 4 Monitors or more

    1.4%
  5. TV

    15.1%
  6. Projector

    0.7%
  1. 24" led for me. But...these days I hardly do race(game). :x3::x3::x3:
  2. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson Licensed

    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 Licensed

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

    Bram Hengeveld pןǝʌǝbuǝɥ ɯɐɹq sɐ ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ uı uʍouʞ osןɐ Premium

    Completely forgot that option. Added it to the poll
  5. 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. 40" TV, but triples are seemed to be better
  7. Jari Vinnari

    Jari Vinnari Premium Licensed

    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 http://simracinghardware.com/ Premium Licensed

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

    Sérgio Marques Licensed

    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

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  10. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen Premium Licensed

    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 Licensed

    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 Premium Licensed

    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 Licensed

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

    Kjell Eilertsen Premium Licensed

    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

    Anthony Levene Premium Licensed

    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 Premium Licensed

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

    Anthony Levene Premium Licensed

    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

    Jari Vinnari Premium Licensed

    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. Christopher Hall-Nelson

    Christopher Hall-Nelson Premium Licensed

    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 GoldenBortz Premium Licensed

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

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