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Triple Screen Discussion

Discussion in 'ACC Hardware Discussions' started by AT_RubberDuck, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. LeDude83

    LeDude83 Alien

    Sorry, I don't understand.
     
  2. BrunUK

    BrunUK Alien

    Does this help?

    upload_2019-9-14_19-47-29.png
     
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  3. tjr

    tjr Hardcore Simmer

    I think he means both will give a 'screen' that is roughly 1.7 times as wide as it is tall.

    3no. portrait 16:9's will be larger though, so you'd be able to have a higher FOV all else being equal.
     
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  4. BrunUK

    BrunUK Alien

    Three 24" screens would be about the same size as a 40" TV.
     
  5. sps_for_race

    sps_for_race Hardcore Simmer

    And there are 65" Free- and G-sync TV on the market, so no need for triples in portrait position.
     
  6. LeDude83

    LeDude83 Alien

    I can get 3*FreeSync 24" FHDs for roughly 400 €. How much is that TV?
     
  7. LeDude83

    LeDude83 Alien

    Yes. I understand you mean that it's roughly the same aspect ratio. But you said it's "the same" and that's wrong. It's way larger of course so...larger FOV.
     
  8. Coanda

    Coanda Alien

    Curious.. Providing you can get them to line up can you run a 21:9 centre monitor with 2 x 16:9 side monitors?
     
  9. tjr

    tjr Hardcore Simmer

    Don't see why not. As long as the vertical dimension of the monitors is the same. ACC is only projecting one long image across all three monitors.
     
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  10. sps_for_race

    sps_for_race Hardcore Simmer

    triple 24" in portrait is like a 52" screen, without any frames in sight, let me say, this triple setup idea doesn´t make sense at all.
     
  11. Coanda

    Coanda Alien

    I'll keep asking odd questions.. :D

    I genuinely am curious.. Can you run 1440p centre 1080p sides?
     
  12. sps_for_race

    sps_for_race Hardcore Simmer

    You maybe find screens wich fit perfectly in that way mounting, but I don´t know if every natively triple screen supporting game could handle that unusual style of setup.

    Edit: AC wouldn´t, you choose once the screen width for one screen, valid for all 3 screens.

    tripl.JPG
    Picture taken from the internet, not my personal settings.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
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  13. BrunUK

    BrunUK Alien

    I said it's 'almost identical'. If you don't think that's the case, please demonstrate how.

    More like 42", but otherwise I totally agree.
     
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  14. tjr

    tjr Hardcore Simmer

    Wouldn't think so. It would all have to be 1080p.
    You could use resolution scale though to bring the central screen up to a fake native.

    Edit: but it feels like you may as well just run 3no. 1080 screens then, unless one 1440 monitor is useful for other tasks for you.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
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  15. sps_for_race

    sps_for_race Hardcore Simmer

    The size inkl. frames of those triples would take space almost like 52" in the room, pure screen size would be more like 42", right.


    Example:
    ASUS PG258Q ROG SWIFT 24,5"
    As triple in portrait: w: 1152 mm h: 564 mm

    Edit, got wrong data, wide is only 990.

    So yeah, somewhere between 42 an 46"
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  16. Coanda

    Coanda Alien

    That did cross my mind. I am not sure which way I'll go yet.. Hopefully I can hold out another 12 months and see what the next gen GPU's bring. I am more just thinking out load and crosschecking every angle to see what is possible in the world of triples. I do like the sound of the new 49" 32:9 1440p however its pricey and hard to get where I live. That said 3 x 32" 1440p's are not cheap either however the extra FOV is really nice. I have never owned a 1440p monitor before. I think it must be a really nice sweet spot for gaming.

    Thank you guys for all your help. :cool:
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  17. LeDude83

    LeDude83 Alien

    Yes, yes - but you never mentioned aspect ratio in your initial post on this. So it looked like you think that those 2 setups are generally "almost identical". Since I referred to vertical FOV in the post you quoted, that was very confusing. Triples like I described give you a lot of additional VFOV. Screen height would be ~50 cm, which is more than I have right now.
     
  18. sps_for_race

    sps_for_race Hardcore Simmer

  19. tjr

    tjr Hardcore Simmer

    Yeah, having a 4k monitor is great, and running stuff at that resolution can look very good, but it's such a massive FPS hit that I just just can't realistically run it on my rig. I think that the jump from 1080 to 1440 makes a big difference, but going to 4k isn't as big a visual jump for me. The extra pixle density is lost at a certain distance, for me.
    I run ACC at 1440p and it looks sublime on a single, lowly 28" monitor. I'd be very tempted to get triples if I thought I could realistically push that many pixles, but I know I'd really struggle ATM. A 1440p ultra-wide would be nice, but very expensive, and narrower FOV.
     
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  20. vortex19

    vortex19 Simracer

    But the graphics load that 3 x 1440p monitors would put on your system is enormous. A 32:9 1440p monitor has 7,372,800‬ pixels. 3 x 1440p monitors have a total of 11,059,200 pixels - considerably more than a even a 4k monitor (7,516,800).
     
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