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Is eyefinity any good for multiplayer games?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by straxusii, 19 Feb 2010.

  1. straxusii

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    I'm wondering if you can use eyefinity in games like TF2, CS etc where in theory having a field of view angle of say 180 degrees gives you a massive benefit over someone with a FOV of 90.

    I'm guessing most multiplayer games would cap the FOV as this is bordering on cheating?
     
  2. reiyushin

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    You can use it in MW2, the only game I've had a chance to play since I got my 3rd screen yesterday.

    I'll check it out for you either tonight or tomorrow morning.
     
  3. OrphanBoy

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  4. reiyushin

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    Lol what a joke... I'll cross that off my "to buy" list.

    If a person has the ability to scan and utilize 3 screens then that is a testament to their skill and shouldn't be held against them.

    I just got my setup running last night and I can say that it is an awesome experience but it requires a bit of getting used to, in order to take advantage of the extra FOV you've got to be so much more alert.
     
  5. macca672

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  6. Rroff

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    MW2 locks FOV to 60 *spit* which is a joke - I upped it in COD4 to 80 or 85 or whatever and thats still not great but enough. I use 110 in everything I can.
     
  7. AMG

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    it can be used for that..... and it can be seen as a advantage, but it depends on the user and how wide their vision is
     
  8. TBirdUK

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    I played BF2 in triplescreen greatness but it didnt really help me be any better - too much screen=distraction, and the speed of the game meant that when I saw something out of the corner of my eye (which this effectively is what you get) I was dead before I could do anything about it!

    The only time I see it could help is if I saw him (but would have missed it without the widescreen) but he didnt see me - that is very rare!
     
  9. twist3d0n3

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    couldn't agree more - it's a real shock to get used to, but when you do it's epic!

    i tried running 1 monitor last night... felt sooo restricted!
     
  10. AMG

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    its more suited to simulations to be honest
     
  11. Rroff

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    Yeah racing games and sims do really benefit... FPS games is a mixed bag... same story as 3D Vision I guess.