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Triple Monitor Gaming on a Budget: SLI vs. Crossfire vs. Single High-end GPU

By Julio Franco ยท 64 replies
Feb 25, 2013
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  1. Souvs

    Souvs TS Rookie

    Jeet, a single 7970/7950 will suffice....but always use latest driver from amd (13.2 beta 6 at present) and happy gaming.....

    and ,as for 1080p is only noticeable if you are using 40"+ big monitor and several inch away from monitor...
    don't go for market scam,720p hd is still a great resolution for gaming man....see the below uld for that...

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,044   +794

    Market scam? you genuinely can't see the difference between a 1366x768 resolution monitor and a 1920x1080?

    Because the difference is pretty noticeable, I presume any retina display is also marketing rubbish as well?
  3. Souvs

    Souvs TS Rookie


    "That all said, if you are considering buying a smaller television, or even if you just want to save a couple of hundred bucks, 720p is a perfectly acceptable resolution that will still impress eyes used to the blurry appearance of standard definition television. All 1080p content will still be watchable on your 720p display, with a marginal decrease in quality. In addition, most streaming high definition media maxes out at 720p, as well as all Xbox 360 content. If you need to save some money or your HDTV is primarily aimed at gaming or streaming media, going down to 720p is a decent bang for your buck."

    (Our eyes can see millions of pixels but our brain determines how much we can analyse it.....720p vs 1080p is barely noticeable unless the conditions and screen I posted above...if those people wants to spend money on bigger monitors then it's their choice)
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    Wow - we really must implement that dislike button soon.
  5. Souvs

    Souvs TS Rookie

  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    I'm missing something here - when did the focus change to TVs? Who before you said anything about TVs? Most people use Televisions and computer monitors in very different ways and at very different distances.
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  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    A lot of pro gamers on xbox and PS3 actually like using small computer monitors for some reason
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    Interesting. I did see a lot of strange stuff when I used to play competitively. I wonder why.
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Maybe it has something to do with the field of view... I am actually pretty interested why.
  10. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,714   +874

    Completely disagree. First off, all console games are just 720p upscaled to 1080p, so using them as a comparison is irrelevant.
    Play games at 720p and 1080p on a PC and there is a big difference in scale, ecpecially for games like Starcraft, Dragon Age, Warcraft, SimCity, etc etc. Shooters are programmed to fit to scale so other then a cleaner look sometimes they won't look much different, its technologies like dynamic range, PhysX, MSAA/TXAA, advanced lighting effects etc etc that set them apart.
  11. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,919   +595

    I sure as hell hope this guide was intended to be more than a showdown between single and multiple GPUs.

    As per your request:

    My Techspot profile should be unlocked now and show my current specs. If you are still having problems, here are some pictures of two of my last two personal builds. I have not taken any pics taken since my last few upgrades. The dual 6950's were sold because I needed the money, and replaced them with a 7870, with another to follow shortly, upgraded my SSD, added 2TB of HDD space, and bought a new mouse and mouse pad.

    Eye Candy:
    http://s43.beta.photobucket.com/user/str8maks/library/Share This

    I still think the guide is incomplete.
  12. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,359   +1,521

    Anyone who tires to tell you that 1080p offers no noticeable visual improvement over 720p probably doesn't have 20/20 vision ;)

    Movie and gaming quality aside anyone who uses a HTPC will tell you it is so so much better using a full HD TV opposed to a 720p TV.
  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I notice a huge difference when I change my TVs cable box from 720P (default) to 1080i... but other people in my family cant haha.
  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    Yeah - everyone is different. Always have to keep that in mind for stuff like this as what is applicable to you may not be for everyone. You may even be outside of the norm and something you find vital no one else will care about. I find myself in that situation all the time especially when it comes to audio. My friends think I'm nuts because I'm about to buy a pair of Audez'e LCD-2.
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,044   +794

    Yeah, I agree with them xD

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