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post #1 of 16 Old 06-29-2010, 07:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Well it looks like Nvidia 3D vision surround will work on the 200 series cards along with the 400 series . You will need SLi or a 295 with three vid outputs (the ref design has the HDMI and 2 DVI's but some others only have two DVI's). DL'd the beta drivers will test later today..., only the surround, do not have 3D.

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Tested rFactor and it works but it will take a frame rate hit. I am using an older SLi set up with GTX280s and the frame rates dropped from ~280 to ~180. No big deal since that is still well above 60FPS that is required for smooth game play. The beta driver has bezel compensation. Also no need to go DP since it support DVI displays. Do not have the displays set up prop, two of them are sitting on the floor right now. Still have to get around to building a stand to support three displays....lazy.... .

Note that rFactor is an older title and does not really push the graphics envelope.

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wow- things sre looking good for pc gamers!

im seriously tempted to pull the trigger on 3 projectors- but im not too thrilled about the 720p 3d projectors. really want to get 1080p instead- but who knows how long until that comes out.

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Hmm, I guess that means you can do 2D on all 3 outputs on the 295 now. I guess that's good news. A single 295 doesn't really have the power to do 3D across 3 displays. It barely has the power to handle my Dell u2711 @ 2560x1440. You'ld probably need two 480's to really do this properly on 3 1080p displays.

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So is this Nvidia's answer to Eyefinity? I hope so, then I don't have to buy an ATI card and can stick with my beloved NVDA (shameless, needless fanboyism ).

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yes it is- and hopefully ati has an answer soon for NV 3d so all the ati fan-boys don't feel left out. competition is a wonderful thing.

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Nvidia surround on GTX280 SLI

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I'm still a ways off from getting a new card, or moving to three monitors, but I will be buying a new desk shortly. That new desk will be purchased with space for three 24" monitors in mind.
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Me too DLJ. In fact I plan on building one, I have a rough draft mapped out. I'll post a picture next week.

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What would be better for NVidia Surround (and 3D surround) 3 - 22" monitors or 3 - 24" monitors? I currently have a 24" monitor, but as I picture 3 of these lined up, I honestly am thinking it may be too much and that my peripheral vision wouldn't be able to take it all in. Anyone have thoughts?

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What would be better for NVidia Surround (and 3D surround) 3 - 22" monitors or 3 - 24" monitors? I currently have a 24" monitor, but as I picture 3 of these lined up, I honestly am thinking it may be too much and that my peripheral vision wouldn't be able to take it all in. Anyone have thoughts?

I would always go larger but it will depend on what vid cards your are planning to use. The only issue with the 24" is finding a good stand that can take three of them that does not cost ~$300+USD. But then if you are planning to use a desk and do not plan on having them in one stand then not an issue. Just rem that three 24" spans a lot of desk space if they are using their own stands. Also 3D takes a toll on frame rates. I wouldn't use any thing other then SLI 480's to do 3D surround. Also it depends on the rez of the 24", is it 1920x1200 or 1920x1080. There will be a diff in FPS between the two.

ADD: also to do 3D you will need a 120hz display. Nvidia wants you to use Nvidia 3D rec displays that are on their certified list to ensure 100% compatibility. The displays that were shipped out to reviewers were the Acer GD235HZ BID 23.6" 3D Vision 120HZ 1080p LCD Monitors, ~$350+USD each (http://www.amazon.com/Acer-GD235HZbi...9034561&sr=8-1) along with the Ergotech Triple Horizontal LCD Monitor Arm Desk Stand (http://www.vivaladeals.com/p-870-erg...0-d16-b03.aspx).

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I'm building a custom desk just for the setup, so I'll be using the stock stands. The 3D is something I'd really like to see in person before throwing down money on it. Not sure how to demo though

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I'm building a custom desk just for the setup, so I'll be using the stock stands. The 3D is something I'd really like to see in person before throwing down money on it. Not sure how to demo though

Personally i would not go 3D surround for gaming at this pt in time (waiting on glass-less 3d). If I was to go 3D I would get large 50"+ display that would support 3D. I am just not 100% sold on the side displays being 3D. I like tri monitor setups but not 100% sure of tri 3D displays tho. I never seen a tri display setup in person (opinion may change when I see it tho ) and only seen a 42"-46" 3D HDTV playing a demo Blu Ray loop that look pretty good IMO.

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Well, I'm for sure doing a 3 monitor setup with an SLI configuration. Therefore, since I'm doing that I figured for bucks more why not do 3D?

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I was wondering if you can help me.

Ive been looking for 3 projectors for a 3d vision surround setup but i can not find any that are in stock or still being made (acer h5360 original & optoma gt720). All the new projectors appear to be going 3dtv play instead and i dont think that works in surround mode and i think they run at 24 fps per second instead of the 120/60fps with 3d vision.

i was even looking at the aaxa 3d led showtime and thought maybe i can hack it to work with 3d vision. what is your advise. all i want is 3 projectors running in 3d surround.

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A three projector 3dvision setup sounds pretty wild. I hope you are good at math to align them all. There was a guy who did what you are thinking of a while back on this forum (at least I think it was here.) I noticed you have listed both a standard and short throw projector. It sounds like you've researched this pretty well, but maybe this site will help you in your quest.

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