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simhq have reviews of both the original analogue & later DVI versions.

You can always PM Tom there with questions about them.

If I had the money/space for the extra monitors I would probably have it.

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Joe uses it over there and likes it. Check the front page of Hardocp.com right now and there's a picture of someone racing GTR2 using it across 3 monitors.

The main thing is you need a powerful video card as it makes your card see a single giant 2500x1280 or something monitor.

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I can't stand the loss in vertical resolution. Cockpits need high resolution to make gauges very readable.

I originally jumped from 1024x768 on a Voodoo 5500 to 1600x1200 on a Radeon 8500.

I would rather play on a single large screen with no breaks and increased vertical and horizontal resolution.

Right now I am using a Samsung 204B 20" 1600x1200, I wouldn't buy an LCD until I could afford one with at least that resolution.

I also have a 46" 1080p LCD TV that has a DVI input.

The 46" size is breath taking, but the 20" 1600x1200 definitely looks better, especially when looking down into the cockpit.

I see 1920x1080 as a marginal decrease, 1920x1200 as a marginal increase, whereas 2560x1600 is a useful increase over 1600x1200 that might even get my money.

I am more interested in finding 3200x2400 or the widescreen equivalent, I heard there is a prototype for $18,000.

I think the virtual reality goggles would be the way to go, but their max resolution at this time is 800x600... and that is a real downgrade.

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In my case, I run the Radeon X1900XTX 512mb card. Using the Matrox system, and three LCD's, the best I could do is 800x600 on each monitor... Simply not acceptable IMHO.

 

I would rather buy a second X1900XTX and run my cards in Crossfire (which I can due with my A8R-MVP Deluxe Mobo. The two cards would give me support for 3 monitors....at a much higher resolution. If I can just obtain my native res at 1400x1050 on my Viewsonic 20" 5:4 I would be 100% satisfied. Effectively, I would be running a 4200x1050 image over 3 screens.

 

ALthough...I'm tempted to just hook it all up to my 1080I 65" Mits.

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I would rather buy a second X1900XTX and run my cards in Crossfire

or just buy an HD3870 or 8800GT ...

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How would that benefit me?

pretty sure that either will outperform X1900XTX CF

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I'm not looking for a performance gain....I'm looking to run triple monitors. There are only so many ways to do that given my current system config.

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aforementioned Triplehead with an HD3870/ 8800GT will do that better than with X1900CF though.

Afaik Crossfire X1900s won't support 3 monitors (or if it does when did they change it?, I know that HD38xx supports more than 1 monitor in CF)?

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I don't think that it does but I'm not 100% certain as I've basically given up on multi GPU configs atm.

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