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Windows 7: Pc Gamers.. simple questions about multiple monitors. Why use them?

04 Dec 2011   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

I did the Eyefinity thing with 3x24" and overall I found it to be a pain in the bum. It does look impressive, but the novelty soon wears off when the cons really start to outweigh the pros.

It tends to suit certain games, ie racing, 3rd person etc where the extra FOV comes in quite handy. Some like it for FPS, but I didn't.

But for the most part you still tend to focus on the primary (middle) screen anyway.

The other major downside is the grunt it takes to run certain games (sacrificing a fair bit of detail) and not all games play nicely with multi-mon setups. (Odd aspect ratios, HUDS on the far left and right) etc.

I persevered for a while before going back to single screen. Better frames, more eye candy and less buggy.

It's a YMMV type of thing. Some love it, some hate it. Personally I grew to hate it. Aside from the odd game, I don't think you're missing out on much at all.


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04 Dec 2011   #12
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

I run a 24" for my main-screen, and a bit smaller one for the other one.
Ask yourself what you're going to do on your computer on general. Playing an MMO-game on two monitors is awesome, you can either watch your Ventrilo, Skype etc on the other screen and play the game on the main screen, unless your game supports dual-monitoring.
If you're a developer you'd also like having two monitors and that's what most developers do today also.
You can use two monitors for almost anything, and really..

Who doesn't like to drag a window to another monitor! It's magic!
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04 Dec 2011   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I use dual monitors for everything except gaming. Then I switch to a single monitor. I play a lot of first person shooters and having the screen boarders/frames in the center doesn't cut for me. If I had three monitors maybe but not with two.
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05 Dec 2011   #14
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Personally, I use my multi monitor setup for flight simulator, those long flights get awful boring sometimes, so I have FS open on one screen, and keep an eye out for ATC calls, and on the other I browse the web.
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05 Dec 2011   #15
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Just change simulation speed to like x10 less boring when your around the would in 2.4 hours

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