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I am running a simmilar setup but on nVidia, Softtripplehead is another approach if you do not have a 5000 series ATI card, and if you do not want to buy a Matrox tripplehead2go. It also can let you get away with mixed resoloution monitors and resolutions outside the supported range of the Matrox product.
Idealy you would want to run three monitors of the same native resolution, unless you really enjoy calculating buffer zones and dead areas between screens.
In some aspects running softtripplehead over Matrox Tripplehead to go is a much nicer method since you have three manually configurigured screens for your desktop enviroment instead of one large tripplewide display from your desktop's prespective. Softtripplehead allows your secondary/tertiary display to be ran on a diffrent card, since the primary card is doing all the work, as long as the secondary card can support the same features as your primary rendering card. In my case I have a 295 running my first and second displays with an 8500 as my third display, switching out to an 8800gt and a 250gt did not make any diffrence in performance.
All that being said, I would much rather be running the ATI with eyefinity.
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Sweet setup. What video settings do you run at? Resolution?
I recently replaced my old 40" LCD TV with a 46" LCD TV. Just a note there: with heavy use, an LCD TV will only last about 3 years, and can be a pain to repair... or in my case, it's less expensive to just buy a new one. The landfills are going to be full of flatscreens in a few years.
Here's a picture. I haven't set up mood lighting or hidden the wires yet, and I don't think the perspective here does the screen size justice (the keyboard is actually about three feet away from the screen). It's a treat with TrackIR and such a big view, but probably not quite as much field of view as your triple setup... to anyone with a big LCD screen TV, I highly recommend using it for your computer. Just grab a DVI-to-HDMI cable and enjoy.
Mine runs at 1920 x 1080 native, or in Arma 2 I run at 3840 x 2160 (200% of the native resolution). I have two nVidia 8800GTX so they can handle the higher res output, and my SSD can handle the data reading for the high res textures. At the 200% 3d resolution setting I usually have FPS at around 23-28, so I often wonder what stronger video cards would do... but the 200% setting is just so beautiful! I'll have to step up to heavier video cards someday.
EDIT: sorry for jumping on the picture bandwagon, but the TV is only a day old, and I'm awfully proud of her... ;)
Nice set up. Im still trying to find a two side monitors that match up to the height of my 28" widescreen that Miles had recommended. Total height is 23". Main screen is a 16:10. I want two side tvs in 4:3 at the same height and 1080p compatible.
Any ideas guys?
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You could run that much nicer. Go into your config settings, double your fov, you will have what feels like a 24" as far as your normal playing area goes, but then you'll also have 22" peripheral like it should be. I run like that on a 24" so you'll be fine :). (Refer 2 Triplehead FOV values then modify so they are correct your resolution/ratio).