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    Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with ATI Ey

    The sheer power of AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 demands testing at extreme resolutions. We oblige.
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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    For me the bezel issue is a complete deal-breaker. Not that I have the cash for three monitors anyway!

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    there's a tool you can get which fixes the aspect ratio issue for eyefinity

    http://imk.cx/pc/widescreenfixer/

    fixes the warped MW2

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    Could you rotate all the screens 90 degrees to give you a more normal field of view? 3240x1920...

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    Jimbo, absolutely. Here's an AMD-provided illustration of a few usage scenarios:


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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    The bezels issue will go away.... not only because monitors are getting thinner edges to them, but because the human mind is an amazing thing, and you'll soon just get used to it.

    Look at people who manage perfectly well to play MMORPG such as WoW and EVE on tiny little monitors and don't even KNOW that the people they're fighting and beating are using 30" tfts with every scren open.

    I myself have a love of IL-2 (as the entire world knows) and I have 3 or 4 dead insects in the screen that I used to use. It "bugged" the hell out of me..and then one day... I didn't see them anymore. I knew exactly where they were and I no longer thought of them as enemy aircraft in the distance.

    I'd LOVE to play ARMA2 with 3 screens... it would be just mind numbingly good.... and with your head on the move all the time, looking for tango's, you'd soon get used to the screen edges I think.. they'd just fade out of your consciousness.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    Zak's right. I have a triple monitor setup using a widescreen 22" and two 19" with a 4:3 format. When playing Grid, or watching a film, you tend not to notice the gaps after the first minute. The fact that you can see movement across your entire field of vision takes some getting use to though. First time I played Burnout, I started to feel like I was moving within the room.

    The 5000's series card certainly seem to make triple screen gaming a lot easier to access. I am currently running a 4870 and a 3450 card and use softth in order to get the triple monitors to work in game. Takes a bit of work but appears ATI have solved that now.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    Holy cow, I want to know the framerates when that's done with 30" monitors..

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    For me the bezel issue is a complete deal-breaker. Not that I have the cash for three monitors anyway!
    You get used to it. I've done some enjoyable surround gaming on two 22" CRT (with 2" bezels..) and one 17" TFT. Different size, different colour rendition, different brightness - but still fun.

    That was using SoftTH rather than Eyefinity, though.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    Whats better then. A 5970 or the MARS GTX 295, Maybe hexus can do a review/comparison ?
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    I'm pretty sure that the 5970 will easily beat a MARS gtx 295 in all departments.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire HD 5870 and HIS HD 5970: multi-monitor gaming goodness with AT

    Quote Originally Posted by Syllopsium View Post
    You get used to it. I've done some enjoyable surround gaming on two 22" CRT (with 2" bezels..) and one 17" TFT. Different size, different colour rendition, different brightness - but still fun.

    That was using SoftTH rather than Eyefinity, though.

    PK
    Thats what I am using for Grid. two 19" along side a centre 22" widescreen.




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