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User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
4 months ago#1
Im kinda curious about triple monitor gaming. I currently have an asus rog 1440p 144hz monitor and a 1070gpu with i7. What kind of gpu would i need to run a triple asus rog setup? Would i get 60fps on current driving games at 1440p?

Also is it worth it for other genres of games? Any advice highly appreciated.
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User Info: JVolz1982

JVolz1982
4 months ago#2
If I'm doing my math right, that would be more taxing on your GPU than 4k on a single monitor. So no, I don't think you would get 60fps. Might be able to with a 1080ti.

User Info: mucloud

mucloud
4 months ago#3
depends on what FPS you want the more monitors you use the more FPS you loose and at 1440p and triple monitors you need a 1080 or the 1080ti for a solid FPS.

I use 2 monitors @ 2x 24" 1080p 144hz 1ms but I have a R9 390 so I will not be getting alot of 60 fps lol.
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User Info: Marikhen

Marikhen
4 months ago#4
Depends on how you use the monitors as well. I've been running 3-4 monitors for the last 9-10 years, and I've dipped into testing things out on a personal level several times, and generally speaking you're going to run into only a few scenarios.

#1 If you span a single game window across multiple monitors then you'll be increasing the rendering resolution and therefore increasing processing requirements. This will eventually reduce frame rates as more monitors are added or the game requires more GPU horsepower for calculations other than slapping a frame up on the screen.

#2 If you play games on a single monitor and use the extra monitors for "sideband" data such as web-sites, video/music players, monitoring streaming or communications software, and other such tasks then you'll see one of two scenarios.

#2A Full screen modes work as normal and you get a performance boost because your card stops rendering the Windows desktop environment, at least on that monitor. You (probably) really need to plug your secondary monitors into a second card or an integrated GPU to really have a shot at having this scenario be the case.

#2B Full screen modes get the same frame rates as windowed modes because your graphics card still has to render the desktop background. I suspect that if you're running all of your monitors out of a single card that this will almost certainly be the case.

When using an AMD HD6870 in combination with an nVidia GTS 450 I never saw a performance gain when going from windowed to full screen in games. Without the GTS 450 I could get a 10-15% boost, but even when I ran all of my extra monitors off of the GTS 450 with only one monitor hooked into the HD6870 performance remained the same. Even when I tried testing this using just the HD6870 and my i5-4690k's iGPU, an HD4600, I saw the same results despite my two extra monitors being plugged into the iGPU.

On the other hand, after replacing those cards with my GTX 1060 I found that I was now getting a 15-25% boost when playing games in full screen modes. The two extra monitors were still plugged into the iGPU. I've got an HDMI->DVI cord so I could probably test the scenario of two monitors hooked into the GTX 1060, but... Meh.

tl;dr: Depending on how you configure things, you could do it with onboard/integrated graphics or something like a GT 1030 or something else (something cheaper) to support two monitors for just data or it could take you a 1080 Ti or better if you want to span a game across three monitors at 7680x1440.
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User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
4 months ago#5
Guys than you for those detailed answers. Much appreciated. It has pointed me in the right direction
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 months ago#6
Jonbazookaboz posted...
Guys than you for those detailed answers. Much appreciated. It has pointed me in the right direction

Might just wait for the new series of GPUs its just around the corner.
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User Info: Riot55555

Riot55555
4 months ago#7
I'm currently running a 3440x1440 ultrawide at 120hz in the middle and two 1080ps on the sides. One of the 1080p has 120hz (and the other is 60hz) capability but I can't seem to get it to actually even SHOW 120hz as an option.... anybody know how? It's a benQ XL2420T and is connected via HDMI. It says Monitor type (Digital) which I've never seen...
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 months ago#8
Riot55555 posted...
I'm currently running a 3440x1440 ultrawide at 120hz in the middle and two 1080ps on the sides. One of the 1080p has 120hz (and the other is 60hz) capability but I can't seem to get it to actually even SHOW 120hz as an option.... anybody know how? It's a benQ XL2420T and is connected via HDMI. It says Monitor type (Digital) which I've never seen...

Perhaps because its connected through HDMI and not Display Port? No idea really.
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