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Default 3d Vision = Eyefinity? - 12-07-2011, 18:28 | posts: 31 | Location: Sweden

Hi guys, so I decided to buy a new computer and I have just found out about Eyefinity on a Radeon 6850. However the computer I will buy have a GTX 460 and so I was wondering can I use 3d vision without the kit with glasses and all, but will it look like Eyefinity with 3 screens?

Appreciate any answers to my question.

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Default 12-07-2011, 18:55 | posts: 317 | Location: Kildare, Ireland

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Hi guys, so I decided to buy a new computer and I have just found out about Eyefinity on a Radeon 6850. However the computer I will buy have a GTX 460 and so I was wondering can I use 3d vision without the kit with glasses and all, but will it look like Eyefinity with 3 screens?

Appreciate any answers to my question.

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AMD's eyefinity can be run from a single GPU from the 5xxx series onwards.
Nvidia has an identical technology - 2D surround, but this requires DUAL graphics cards, unfortunately.
   
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AMD's eyefinity can be run from a single GPU from the 5xxx series onwards.
Nvidia has an identical technology - 2D surround, but this requires DUAL graphics cards, unfortunately.
Except these cards:

GTX 580 Captain,
GTX 560 Multiview,
GTX 550 Ti Multiview
and
GTX 460 3DP
   
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Default 12-08-2011, 06:20 | posts: 176 | Location: darkside of the moon

3d vision does not equal eyefinity
nvidia surround = eyefinity

3d vision is just that...3D..you need the glasses.. be it colored lens (anaglyph glasses) or the active shutter glasses

nvidia surround requires 2 or more cards running in SLI (apart from the specialised cards teleguy posted)

there is another way to get triple monitor gaming happening (dx9 only unfortunatly) with a dll called SoftTH..and a 2nd graphics card (can be an entry level card, it doesnt do any real work..it just displays portions of a pre-rendered image (rendered on the first/main/primary/powerfull card..the sides are then chopped up and passed off to the 2nd card for display))

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