vargis14 wrote:I think u need TRI FIRE ti get the job done with 3 30 inch 4 mb panels.
Arclight wrote:Maybe the rumors were exaggerated. The TR GTX 670 review just went live and "I am dissapoint".
leor wrote:Don't the 680s have 2gb ram on a 256 bit interface? If they made a 4gb card, realistically how much faster would that be from my OCed 7950s in crossfire? A 10% boost at best?
I'm wondering if going with an x79 solution would help but that's another scenario where I'm looking at dropping a ton of money on something that will yield me a fairly small return.
I didn't realize just how much graphics horsepower these screens would need since people seemed to be using them in eyefinity running from 5970s. I guess they had the settings way turned down or something.
Anomymous Gerbil wrote:vargis14 wrote:I think u need TRI FIRE ti get the job done with 3 30 inch 4 mb panels.
Completely incorrect, as evidenced by mine and others experience. It totally depends on what games he wants to play, and what graphics settings, and at what FPS.
To make blanket statements that he needs to rush out and spend a motza on tri-fire (which may well require a new mobo as well, depending what he has), is not at all helpful.
chuckula wrote:I see you're problem and I'll give you a cheap solution! You're problem is that you are trying to play games using two giant 30" 2560x1600 monitors of AWESOME.
Simply send one of those monitors to me absolutely free (you just pay shipping and handling). Then you won't have any problems playing games on the remaining monitor!
Anomymous Gerbil wrote:So, any chance you can tell us what games you plan to play with your nice setup?
leor wrote:Right now I'm playing SWTOR, I can turn some of the settings up, but I have to restrict AA to 2x (in the cat panel the game's AA is awful), but I can't play with bloom or shadows enabled, and the experience isn't what I'd call smooth.
I'd like to play Rage, I'm about 15 minutes in, and it's just unplayable no matter how I tweak the settings.
Skyrim is also on my list but I haven't bought it yet because I don't think it will run very well, especially after I sock it up with some cool mods.
Diablo 3 and SC2 HOS are on the list, those should be ok (if they even support eyefinity, I know SC2 doesn't)
Might want to have a look at ME3 off my xbox at some point, Bioshock 3, May Payne 3, Borderlands 2 are all on my list.
In general I'd prefer to actually be impressed by the graphics on these titles rather than sliding everything to the minimum to get smooth motion.
Airmantharp wrote:Arclight wrote:Maybe the rumors were exaggerated. The TR GTX 670 review just went live and "I am dissapoint".
What disappointed you about them?
I have one on order, with a mind to buy a second, and the HD6950 2GB cards are on the chopping block.
Airmantharp wrote:Hey let me know when anyone supports spanning 3D resolutions across panels of different resolutions!
leor wrote:I'm in a bit of a quandary, my current rig looks like so:
i7 920 on an x58 board running at a conservative 3.2ghz (I had it at 3.6, but it started acting odd so i backed it off)
2x 160gb intel SSDs in RAID 0
and here's the kicker, x2 Radeon 7950sin xfire, OCed at 1ghz GPU and 1400 ram
Pretty decent system overall if a bit long in the tooth regarding platform, but I don't see them releasing anything particularly competitive to replace my core system except for maybe SB-E and x79, but that looks a bit half baked so far and the prices are insane.
So here's the kicker, I'm trying to game on 3x 30 inch Dell U3011s, and those 7950s aren't making the cut. I hoped the 3gb of RAM would be good enough for the textures at that size, and that aspect seems to be ok, but in general the experience is not what i would call smooth. I even tried a 3rc card in trifire and that didn't seem to have much of an effect.
Do I have an upgrade path here? It seems like my components are right on the edge, with not much else to do without spending tons of money for a very minor return.
thanks for your heap!
tfp wrote:Hey leor question for you, for the 2 SSD in a RAID 0 how's the performance with TRIM disabled?
Chrispy_ wrote:Very few games have art assets good enough to justify 12MP, so you should probably see how you get on with 3x 1080p, maybe with a bit of light antialiasing if the screens don't scale gracefully.
leor wrote:I could try an SB-E setup, but really we're talking minor improvements.