Tripple screen setup question.

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  1. Bull Shark

    Bull Shark Active Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a Prolite XUB2792QSU-B1 screen. 1440p. I want to buy 2 more screens to be able to setup a tripple setup.
    Will my system handle 2 more of the same screens? Thus 3 in total. Or better buy 2 extra 1080p screens instead. Is this possible to run 2 different resolutions?

    My setup is as follows,

    Steam: Olijke Poffer CPU: Intel i7 8700k 6 cores @ 4.9 Ghz | RAM: 16GB G-Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 @ 3000 Mhz | GPU: MSI GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Mobo: MSI Z370 Krait Gaming | SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | OS: Win 10 x64 | Screen:IIyama PROLITE XUB2792QSU-B1 2550x1440 | Controller:Fanatec CSW v2.5, Fanatec Mclaren GT3 rim, CSL Elite pedals & loadcell brake & TH8A Shifter| Misc: Oculus Rift , Playseat Evolution , Wife for serving Coffee and Beer.
     
  2. RWB Charger

    RWB Charger Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have managed to run triple 1440 i.e 7680x1440 with a 4790k and a 1080 albeit on high settings with around 40-50fps so your 1080ti should be Ok for 60 fps and above easy.

    I reduced mine to 5760x1080 though to gain more frames.
     
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  3. RWB Charger

    RWB Charger Well-Known Member

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    Why is that funny Goose lol.
     
  4. Bull Shark

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    Thanks for the reply.. will order 2 more screens.. :D
     
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  5. GooseCreature

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    I had a 1440 to start but after working out the sums I succumbed to the 1080 path for the other 2 monitors and indeed run all 3 at 1080. I prefer to run a Dx9 game maxed out graphically and only having a GTX1080 I was quite a way off being able to do this at 1440. I think just adding an i still won't, not at high enough fps and settings for me at least. 2080i would be the way to go. But what overkill for a Dx9 Sim, bit of future proofing I guess but at well over a grand a piece, jeez, shame RR is not sli compliant, else I'd order 2. :rolleyes:
    By the way, have no complaints at 1080 but then I know no better, not so sure if the extra pixels will make enough difference to sell my second Kidney this year, Saying all that, I do still think that perhaps I should have got 3 x 1440's for the future side of things but then being greedy I sort of presumed I'd be going up to 32" - 40" as the next step, so o_O damned got myself thinking again now. Think this just goes to show, what ever you decide, doubts that the right decision was made, so just get on with it, being able to look to apex, by looking to apex, is worth it alone, I love it.

    *Sorry just thought it was amusing that you finished with, you run them at 1080 for fps, kinda contradicted oneself.
     
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  6. RWB Charger

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    Lol, I see your point, thing is with my monitors Lenovo X24 blades they are native 1920x1080 @60fps but they will overclock to 75Hz and while playing with that I could also set a custom res at 2560x1440 at 75Hz which amazed me and they didn't look blurry so as I could I thought I'd try PC2 and RRE at 7680x1440 for shits and giggles, it looked great but the drop in frames from the 75+ I get wasn't worth it so it didn't cost me buying 1440p monitors.

    The OP has a 1080ti though so I am sure he can maintain over 60fps on RRE with that as mine was very playable, 1080ti is roughly 25-30% more powerful and has more VRAM for the extra pixels.

    I will not pay the price for the current 2xxx series, stupid money, I'll wait and pick up a 1080ti when they are a reasonable price 2nd hand.
     
  7. Bull Shark

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    Thanks for the reply guys. But what is recommended. If I read things right you say, better 2 extra 1080p screens and set the one I already have (1440p) also to 1080p so I have a tripple 1080p setup.
    Just to get a smoother frame rate. The GTX 1080ti 11GB card I have should be at least powerful enough to give a smooth 3x 1080p screen. :D. Will test my current 1440p in 1080p to see if I can live with that resolution. Although I should not know why not because it is much higher than my Oculus of course.
     
  8. RWB Charger

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    I would get the 2 x 1440 as you will be able to run them with a 1080ti and if you want more frames drop them all to 1080p, better to have 3 x 1440 for the future.
     
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  9. Bull Shark

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    Ok. Thanks, done deal. I just drove a couple of laps up close to my screen with a pov of 0.9 and that works nice. Only with 1 screen you miss the freedom you have with VR. But I can imagine when I have an extra screen left and right you barely miss the freedom you have in VR..
    I’ll order two more Prolite XUB2792QSU-B1..:D

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  10. Bull Shark

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    Does anybody know an affordable tripple screen setup stand? I have seen one and it looks nice to me but I don’t have any experience with this type of stands.

    I think this is a nice one it is from Sim-lab EU.
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  11. Ablaze

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    The one from Sim-Lab is worth the money. :)

     
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  12. Bull Shark

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    Yeah I thought so indeed. Looks great and solid to me. Well 2x €300 for the screens and 1x200 for the stand.. nice price:eek: but I want it. Lol... :D
     
  13. GooseCreature

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    Check out trakracer (I haven't for ages), I picked up a 2.5" tubular tri-mon stand for just over £100 and it's built like the proverbial brick shithouse, had to do a bit of trimming down as fully extended the arms stretched to 10', designed for 3 x 42" screens, so sturdy though that I've drilled 2 holes in one of the legs and fitted my H-Shifter to it. Reckon I could hang 6 x 42" screens on it and still hang my Hammock off it and get some shut eye.
     
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  14. Bull Shark

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    Thanks willcheck it out..

    I now have one 27 inch ips screen 1440p . Not the fastest one of course. 75hz the max. I do not have seen any problems with this screen in RR3 or Project cars. I need two more panels of course but I’m in doubt. Buy 2 more of the same panels or buy two 1080p 144Hz TN panels. I can’t afford two 1440 144Hz panels or three 1080p 144Hz panels.

    What do you guys recommend?

    - Three 27inch 1440p 75Hz
    Or
    - One 27inch 1440p 75Hz and two 27inch 1080p 144Hz.

    I can lower the res of the 1440panel I already have to 1080p and place this on to the left or the right side. The two 1080p 144Hz I could place in the middle and one to the left or right side.

    Any recommendations for me?

    I’m affraid that three 1440p 75Hz panels are a bit to slow for a speedy game like RRE or PCars.
     
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  15. Ablaze

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    After I bought my first monitor with Gsync and 144 Hz there was no way to going back to 60/75 Hz. You can use Nvidia DSR to render the picture in an higher internal resolution and get a crisper picture.

    If you mix differend monitors you could end up with differend colors/hues/constrast values etc. due to differend panels. This would bother me to death. ;)
     
  16. Bull Shark

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    Yes that is my problem as well. So 3 27 inch 144Hz 1080p it should be. Mmm now I have to go on the hunt for screens again.. any recommendations for brand? At least a brand with a small edge.
     
  17. Bull Shark

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    Just found out that 3x 27inch 144Hz 1080p is a bit out of price range. This will cost me at least €800
    2x 27inch 1440p 75hz will cost me €600.
     
  18. RWB Charger

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    just go with another 2 of what you have imo.
     
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  19. Bull Shark

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    Yeah was planning that from the start but I got a warm shock through my body after reading about the difference between 75Hz and 144Hz.
    After some research I learnt that my current screen is a good one and this I’ll buy 2 more.
     
  20. RWB Charger

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    144Hz is good if you can maintain 144fps and over and tbh I only notice above 75hz in FPS games
     
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