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User Info: pureradiance

pureradiance
2 months ago#1
Which brand/specs do you recommend?
PSN ID: pristine20

User Info: Professor_Kanjo

Professor_Kanjo
2 months ago#2
yes
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
2 months ago#3
Triple display user, yes it is worth it. Single display ultrawide I have no idea.
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User Info: pureradiance

pureradiance
2 months ago#4
32x2z posted...
Triple display user, yes it is worth it. Single display ultrawide I have no idea.


You use 3 ultrawides?
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User Info: 50inchDLP

50inchDLP
2 months ago#5
I play with 10 curved ultrawides and I love the visibility it gives me. 360 degrees of view I win every game of PUBG
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
2 months ago#6
pureradiance posted...
32x2z posted...
Triple display user, yes it is worth it. Single display ultrawide I have no idea.


You use 3 ultrawides?


It's in my sig. No I use 3 screens to simulate something beyond ultrawide. Triple display is ultrawide, it's something I like to call double ultrawide but I don't think that's a real term. The reason I call it double ultrawide is because I do see about twice as much then normal ultrawide. Jump on Shadows of Mordor and it looks shrunk to about 50% of my screen usage, jump on it with triple display and it is full in proportion and looks amazing.
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User Info: Pox

Pox
1 month ago#7
32x2z posted...
pureradiance posted...
32x2z posted...
Triple display user, yes it is worth it. Single display ultrawide I have no idea.


You use 3 ultrawides?


It's in my sig. No I use 3 screens to simulate something beyond ultrawide. Triple display is ultrawide, it's something I like to call double ultrawide but I don't think that's a real term. The reason I call it double ultrawide is because I do see about twice as much then normal ultrawide. Jump on Shadows of Mordor and it looks shrunk to about 50% of my screen usage, jump on it with triple display and it is full in proportion and looks amazing.

That's not an ultrawide monitor even if you use it like one. You're just making a case for multiple monitors, which is always the better option unless you're some weirdo that refuses to use more than 1 monitor.
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
1 month ago#8
It's pretty good, I love it for MMOs. Especially EvE. I can have all the chat windows and menus open I want on my main account without feeling cluttered, then run my extras in side by side mode with just menus and maybe one chat window and still have those windows feel comfortable, if slightly cluttered. With just a single 16:9 monitor the main account already feels claustrophobic, and running the alts in side by side doesn't work at all.

There's like 3 games I own that refuse to work with it so it's not perfect, but most are fine even if I have to play with pillarboxing, plenty support it fine, and the few that are drastically improved more than make up for the few that don't work/require tweaking for me, but ymmv. If I had a bigger desk I'd love to add a high refresh 1440p monitor for those few that don't work, plus to just be able to have YouTube or whatever up on, but I'll probably just end up buying a 4k TV and hooking that up since my pc is fairly close to my TV stand. Just need to pick out a model and convince myself to buy it.
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
1 month ago#9
Pox posted...
32x2z posted...
pureradiance posted...
32x2z posted...
Triple display user, yes it is worth it. Single display ultrawide I have no idea.


You use 3 ultrawides?


It's in my sig. No I use 3 screens to simulate something beyond ultrawide. Triple display is ultrawide, it's something I like to call double ultrawide but I don't think that's a real term. The reason I call it double ultrawide is because I do see about twice as much then normal ultrawide. Jump on Shadows of Mordor and it looks shrunk to about 50% of my screen usage, jump on it with triple display and it is full in proportion and looks amazing.

That's not an ultrawide monitor even if you use it like one. You're just making a case for multiple monitors, which is always the better option unless you're some weirdo that refuses to use more than 1 monitor.


"I’ve heard all of the monitors need to be the same resolution for AMD Eyefinity technology to work. Is that true?

It's partially true. AMD Eyefinity technology is a brand name that actually describes three distinct functions:

Hardware support for three or more monitors attached to a single graphics card.
Software support to independently configure and run each of those displays.
And software support to combine the resolutions of all of those displays into one big resolution.

At a basic level, many users like AMD Eyefinity technology for the first reason: connecting more than two displays is no longer a challenge as it has been in the past. And whether you run Linux, Microsoft® Windows® or Mac OS®, each operating system works seamlessly with AMD's hardware/software to connect and configure multiple displays.

Assuming for a moment that you never perform any additional configuration once the monitors are connected, these displays are running in what's called "extended mode." Monitors do not have to be the same size or resolution in this mode, and you should feel free to rearrange your games and applications across the extended displays as you see fit.

The primary drawback to extended displays is that a game or video cannot readily be maximized to take advantage of all the displays at the same time, which is where AMD Eyefinity technology's SLS mode steps in.

Single Large Surface (SLS) mode is activated when you create an AMD Eyefinity technology display group in the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center. SLS mode combines the resolutions of all the connected displays, and then essentially "tricks" the operating system into believing that there is one display with that large combined resolution."


It is ultrawide because it's being used like an ultrawide monitor and the software believes it is ultrawide as well. It absolutely physically acts like an ultrawide monitor if I choose it. I can use the same settings as an ultrawide monitor by simply lowering my resolution. If the monitors can act as a single ultrawide monitor, it's not an ultrawide monitor is what you're telling me right? Only in name, is it not ultrawide, which would be arguing semantics since everything else including software is perceiving this as ultrawide.

https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDEyefinityFAQs.aspx
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User Info: Apex_Predator

Apex_Predator
1 month ago#10
I am currently using a LG 1080p Ultrawide monitor. It's amazing. However, not everything supports it. For example, desktop use is awesome and the added real estate is beneficial. Gaming, on the other hand, is a mixed bag. Most newer games natively support ultrawide resolutions, however, there are outliers such as Overwatch, Skyrim, and FO4. The latter 2 have patches as do most games that don't officially support the resolutions. Watching media is also a mixed bag strangely. Even though movies tend to be 21:9 hence the top and bottom bars, they don't display that way on a 21:9 monitor. Instead most video has bars on the sides as if you are watching SD content on a HDTV. So yeah, when it works, it's amazing. However, it doesn't work all of the time. I do think that compatibility will increase overtime as many gamers are now opting for ultrawide displays.
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