Triple Monitor Gaming?

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  1. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

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    I know that you'd need at least 2 graphics cards to run the 3 monitors. Is there a way to play games using all 3 monitors (if the game supports it). I know that with Windows, you would just use software supplied w/ the video card and make the computer "think" that it's 1 big display. With OSX, is there any way I can play games at triple monitor resolutions? Im also open to Bootcamp ideas, but then don't you have the same problem again because you have multiple video cards instead of just one?
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    Triple monitor (with a single display stretched) can not be run across several graphic cards.
    There is no graphics card released for Mac which supports triple monitor.
    There are no drivers in OSX to support this.
     
  3. simplymuzik3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, you answered everything I was looking for perfectly :) Too bad OSX doesn't support this :( I would have loved to have one computer for work and play.
     
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  5. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    $360, max res per screen is 1600x1200, and known to require alignment tweaking for games, something I guess you can't do in OSX
     
  6. Major Reeves macrumors regular

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    Alignment is done with the osX compatible app that comes with it and it's 1680 x 1050 per display.
     
  7. simplymuzik3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The resolution would still be too low for me. I've already looking into the TH2G. I would need 3x1920x1080 :( I guess Windows will still dominate for gaming, at least for a while.
     
  8. Nsutton macrumors member

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    Yeah, but with Stream for OSX I see a future for us macs.
     
  9. MacVidCards Suspended

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    the cards that can do this are the ATI 5xxx cards.

    id keep an eye on the latest thred
     
  10. simplymuzik3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks :) Good to know that.
     
  11. Murray M macrumors regular

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    There is also a device that video DJ's use that splits signals to make one screen into two. Sorry: don't know device name but a friend of mine uses them to create art video installations for museums. They look expensive.
     

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