Subject: General Tech | July 11, 2012 - 06:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: triple, multi monitor, gaming
One of the biggest arguments for NVIDIA Surround and AMD EyeFinity is cost, depending on the size of monitor you choose you can get three 1080p displays for half to 2/3's the price of a single 30" LCD and end up with around about half again as many pixels. You do end up with bezels in the way but choosing a monitor with a thin bezel can help as does the tools the drivers offer which help you offset your display to cope with the bezels. With new drivers available, The Tech Report tested gaming on both the GTX680 and the HD7970 on three Asus 24" ProArt PA246Q LCDs. Check out the performance differences as well as getting an idea how high you can turn up your graphics options when gaming at 5760x1200 on a single GPU.
"Three-screen setups might be the best upgrade for gamers. We surround ourselves with a wrap-around config to see how the latest games and graphics cards fare."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Civilization V - Gods & Kings Review @ Techgage
- War Inc. Battle Zone (F2P) PC Review @ eTeknix
- Blizzard Rejects Linux-Ban Claims, Blames Cheating @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Land, Sea, And Car: ARMA III Bares All @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes PC @ Tweaktown
- Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers PC Review @ eTeknix
- Batman: Arkham City Prequel Set For Silver Age @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Lights, Camera, Memes: Source Filmmaker Open To All @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Lollipop Chainsaw Review (PS3) @ Kitguru
Subject: Displays | April 26, 2012 - 05:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: triple, monitor mount, mount, multi monitor, MonMount, LCD-1930 Triple
For just under $50 the MonMount LCD-1930 Triple LCD Monitor Stand gives you a way to mount three monitors of up to 22" to a desk, far less expensive than other mounts on the market. It may look minimalist but the VESA mounts can rotate between portrait and landscape and can pivot both vertically and horizontally to allow you to perfectly align your monitors. Legit Reviews did run into several small issues, from cables weren't quite long enough to the discovery that while the stand supports 22" displays, they cannot be more than 20" wide. It is still a much cleaner and more stable solution than having your monitors sitting on your desk.
"We were about to give up on an affordable triple monitor stand that had articulating arms for a sweet AMD Eyefinity or NVIDIA Surround gaming setup when we ran across the MonMount LCD-1930 Triple LCD Monitor Stand Desk Mount that costs just $48.88 plus shipping! Compared to the other three monitor stands on the market this one looks like a bargain! Read on to see what we think of this space saving mount!"
Here are some more Display articles from around the web:
- Dell UltraSharp U2312HM, 23” Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Dell Professional P2412H 24” Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
- ViewSonic V3D231 3D Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
- GeChic's On-Lap 1302 Laptop Monitor @ AnandTech
Subject: Graphics Cards, Processors | May 6, 2011 - 05:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: tri-fire, crossfire, sli, triple, sandybridge
Not too long ago [H]ard|OCP examined the price to performance ratio between a triple SLI GTX580 system and a Tri-Fire HD6990 and HD6970 and discovered that as far as value goes, NVIDIA could not touch AMD. A reader of theirs inquired if it was the aging Core i7-920 that was holding the cards back even with the overclock of 3.6GHz. A SandyBridge system with a Core i7-2600K and an ASUS board with the NF200 bridge chip was used to revisit the performance of the two vendors GPUs. The result; we can hardly wait for the Z68 boards to come out!
"We have re-tested performance between GTX 580 3-Way SLI and Radeon HD 6990+6970 Tri-Fire with a brand new Sandy Bridge 4.8GHz system. Our readers wanted to know if the CPU speed would improve performance and open up the potential of this triple-GPU performance beasts. To put it succinctly, they were right. The results completely turn the tables upside down and then some."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Triple Monitor Gaming: GeForce GTX 590 vs. Radeon HD 6990 @ TechSpot
- Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5830 1GB Xtreme @ Tweaktown
- XFX HD Radeon 6790 Review @ OCC
- PowerColor HD 6950 Vortex II 2 GB @ techPowerUp
- HIS Radeon 6870 IceQX @ XSReviews
- HIS Radeon HD 6790 1GB IceQ X Turbo @ Tweaktown
- AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB and HD 6570 512MB GDDR5 @ Hi Tech Legion
- AMD Radeon 6990 4GB Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix
- MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II/OC, MSI R6870 Hawk, MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II @ iXBT Labs
- May 2011: Gallium3D vs. Classic Mesa vs. Catalyst @ Phoronix
- How to overclock a graphics card @ eTeknix
- i3DSpeed, April 2011 @ iXBT Labs
- MSI GTX560-Ti OC SLI @ OC3D
- Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! Edition 1GB Video Card Review @ ThinkComputers
- GIGABYTE GTX 580 Super Overclock @ OCAU
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 2, 2011 - 07:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: tri-fire, triple, crossfilre, 3-way, sli, GTX580, HD6990, HD6970
[H]ard|OCP just finished a review that most enthusiasts would sell their souls ... or at least cash in their retirement savings ... to do themselves. They decided to find out which was better, a $1500 triple GTX 580 system or a $1100 HD 6990 + HD 6970 system. The findings are really quite clear, as is th efact that scaling has improved to the point where dropping that third GPU into your PC actually does make some sense to do.
"We've seen what a Radeon HD 6990 can do when paired with a Radeon HD 6970 for "Tri-Fire" performance. Now it is time to find out what three NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 video cards in 3-Way SLI game like in comparison. We will look at A2A performance comparisons and discuss which setup offers the best gameplay experience."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- AMD Radeon 6790 (Barts LE) @ Rbmods
- XFX Radeon HD 6950 XXX Edition Review @ Neoseeker
- XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition Review @ OCC
- AMD Radeon HD 6670 Video Card Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Inno3D GTX 560 Ti iChiLL Edition vs PowerColor Radeon 6870 PCS++ Review @ HardwareHeaven
- AMD’s Radeon HD 6770 & Radeon HD 6750: The Retail Radeon 5700 Rebadge @ AnandTech
- HIS 6950/6970 Fan Turbo 2GB and HIS 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB @ iXBT Labs
- AMD Catalyst 11.4 Windows 7 Driver Analysis @ Tweaktown
- Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Ars Reviews the Quadro 4000 Mac Edition: NVIDIA's sole Mac offering a promising start
- GELID Rev. 2 Icy Vision GPU Cooler Review @ Techgage
- MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Review @ Hardware Canucks
- MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti HAWK @ Tweaktown