A powerful gaming rig runs Battlefield 4 spread across five 1080p monitors.
I don't like to see 4 divisions while gaming, 3 monitors will do the trick and at least is only 2 division mostly on the peripheral line of vision
Agreed, those divides are too much.
See this is why people buy consoles. That looks too expensive to not be able to smell the environment.
Yea, I've been a PC gamer for a while and multiple screens while cool in theory, has never interested me and seems like a waste of money specifically because of that. I just wouldn't want to spend $3k on a pc and then another $4k on monitors to have a screen that's chopped up into 5 sections. I would much rather spend the money on a larger 4k monitor then playing like this at 5k. To each their own though.
Triple screen gamer here. it does cost you a bit more money to get it going. got 3 IPS 1920x1200 monitors from dell at about $300 each on sale. Added in a 2nd radeon 7970 to make it playable at higher settings. It really helps with the immersion in the games (racing games especially). Something like battlefield youre mostly looking straight ahead, using the peripheral monitors occasionally. my pc is close to 3k in the end, but you can save some money. i5 instead of i7, less ram, smaller ssd, cheaper case, etc.
Ryan- Which Dell Ultrasharp displays did you buy for that price? I'm guessing something along the lines of the U2412? I've got two U2410 ultrasharps and one 2407wfp ultrasharp (which needs replacing). I bought them mainly for doing design work where one display just isn't an option, but gaming is also fantastic. I would have killed for a price like $300 for my U2410's. I think i dropped $550/ea.
I'd take that setup in a heartbeat (the one in the video). Edit: I said take it, not purchase it with my own hard-earned money, lol.
you got owned !!!
he should of just bought a 50 inch TV
A 50 inch 5K TV?
lol peasant logic.
well considering 5k doesn't exist it's 4k and BF4 currently will only run @ 30 hz via HDMI 1.4 .. so yea he might as well have bought a 50 inch TV
@ezop the screens ADD UP to 5k. where the hell you see a 4k monitor at.
^ezop...what are you talking about? 5k doesn't exist?...that obviously isn't a '5k monitor'...its a series of monitors daisy chained together...its just the game is being rendered at 5k... and the gpu(s) are not sending 5k video over a single HDMI port (so 1.4x limits are completely irrelevant...Eyefinity is stitching everything together, over a bunch of different cables... you very much can get native 5k at 60fps with enough gpu power...displaying it on one monitor over one cable is not how you'd do it though... some people forget how few standards there actually are in terms of resolutions...5k monitors don't exist, sure...but rendering at 5k very much does exist...
@elhebbo16 just because he's got 5 monitors running doesn't make it 5k, in order to make it 5k he would have to have EACH monitor running at 5,000 pixels .. not the over all combined. and lets be honest a ASUS PQ321Q 31.5-Inch 4K Monitor will set you back $3,322.90 via amazon so as I stated originally he'd of been better off getting a 50 inch'r
@Kleptic you may well be able to render @ 5k but you can not see it as no display is currently available only 4k is currently available
^again, what are you talking about? that stitched display setup IS showing it at 5k...each display shows part of the total image...how do you think 4k started? the '4k' part came from stitching 4 Full HD displays together to show a single frame (the result being just under 4,000 horizontal lines of resolution)...you don't have to have 'each monitor at 5k'...that would make the resolution 5k times whatever amount of monitors you have? where did you come up with this? the only bad thing you see is bezels between each display...but its still all 5k horizontal lines, at who knows what vertical line count... if it was just a single 5k monitor...the only difference would be the lack of bezels...but the image would be identical in pixel count...its not just repeating the same image over multiple monitors...its splitting the image up onto multiple monitors, maxing out each monitor's pixel count... call us when the shuttle lands, bud...
Ezop- He's playing at 5400x1920 which is 10368000 pixels. 4k is 4096x2160 which has 8847360 pixels. I think it's safe to say that resolution has enough pixels to call it 5k. And FYI, he's running displayport which can easily do [email protected] if it's the recent 1.2 version.
He still can't run BF4 on Ultra glad I'am in to console gaming .
So, this looks great an all, but lets talk practical numbers. How much would a setup like this cost? And obviously, space is an issue with something like this. This seems nice for bragging purposes in the PC elite circles, but how common is something like this for the average PC player? Just wondering, because I hear a lot of PC guys on here and it comes across like this is the normal setup for PC gaming.
How common? not very
More than you think, but less than people make out.
less than 1%, and thats already a lot.
let's not talk practically and just appreciate this monstrosity for what it is, or that you CAN do it, if you want to.
ive been a pc gamer for nearly 20 years and no this type of setup is not very common. its like comparing a guy that takes his mildly tuned daily driver car to the track on weekends to a guy that buys the same car and mods it out so hard it cant be used as a daily driver.
This has nothing to do with consumers being able to do this kind of set up shit right now. PC gaming is like cars - you have regular everyday cars that are cheap and affordable to the majority to the ferrari's and lamborghinis that are affordable to very few. THEN you have the RACE cars that are completely road illegal and are distinctly designed for its purpose with amazing prototype technology that is meant to trickle down in the future to regular cheap cars. Just like all technology. The current unaffordable and prototype technology are just showcases of an idea of the future. Of course you wouldnt want to only see PS4's and XB ONES. We want to see whats in plan for the future. Some people can afford those crazy expensive setups like how some people can afford to buy a Formula 1 car and one day.. You will be the one to be sitting between 5 monitors and a monstrous machine to play games in resolutions above 4k for the price of $500
I like how everyone is trying to downplay it when they just trying to show something cool off. you don't have to buy it. never have you herd pc guys say they always own the lasts and best parts out their its 9 out of 10 console owners saying it.
There is many of people running 3 screen on overclock.net. It's not that expensive for a hobby all things considered and clearly is not and will never be possible on consoles. That's the beauty of pc gaming: Choices. you don't understand that well that's too bad for you
Wheres the controller?
Seems silly to do it that way, but I tip my hat to him for doing it.
I play on a 60" and it's better then this.. hate those lines
There's still the difference in resolution. That said, I will never go for a setup like this. Until you can get a single monitor that can do this and at around the price he paid (which would be around $1,500 or so), I am fine with the 2560x1440 ultra-wides that are available for around $700.
Well, there are a lot of prototype "near-bezel'less" ; displays popping up all over the place...Asus has a rumored upcoming IPS display that theoretically can put pixels up to within 1/32" of its edge...LG has also a series of cell phone displays capable of similar things (their newest LG G2 phone having some of that tech)... if they can get it to the point where a monitor has virtually no bezel, i think multi-monitor stuff could sky rocket in popularity...just have to wait and see...but i kind of love the idea of forgetting about resolution standards...and adding to your existing monitors as technology becomes available...start with a single 1080 monitor at 23" or something...when games can run 4k at 60fps on inexpensive gpus; just add a few more monitors and go nuts...rather than having to replace what you have every other year...
Wouldnt one of those curved OLED TVs achieve the same result as this?
@Campy They are definitely an interesting technology. And yeah, I would think so. Definitely would be preferable for me. That said, much like any new tech, they are damn expensive. Thinking why more people would opt for this sort of setup at around a third, or cheaper, of the price of one of those screens. @Kleptic You have a point there. It's basically the PC gaming way of looking at things. You buy a certain level of rig at one point and then treat it as a base for upgrades in the future. Just now you treat the screen in the same way. If they can get technology to the point where the bezel was, essentially, non-existent, it would definitely be a tempting way to do things.
yea with a 1080p resolution...
I'm peaty sure you haven't even seen one setup like this and certainly not played on it because you would not have this opinion.
Even with the bezels removed its still too much for me. i dont want to see gaps or lines in my screen. also if im going to spend this kind of money on a setup im certainly not going to lug it around to events. Id rather spend this kind of money on a proper HD projector and go big in my home with surround sound. i used to have a projector setup and oh how i miss it.
Yeah, that's what I use now. I don't even know how you can go back. I've been using a projector since 1998 with 120" screen. The projector is an Optoma HD25-LV and it looks amazing. I also have an Optoma HD33 that is almost new, if you are interested in buying it. It still has the plastic on it. Both are 1080p 3D projectors, the HD25-LV being the newest version and the brightest of affordable home theater projectors on the market. The HD33 is still rated highly amongst home theater enthusiasts. I was just going to toss it on eBay, but if anybody here is interested let me know. It has a few hundred hours on a 3000 hour bulb. And it's been sitting in one spot since it was taken out-of-the-box. Not a scratch on it and it will come in the original box with the original remote and a brand-new set of batteries. Let me know if you're interested.
i had to sell my proj when times got tough, sucked cause i had just bought a large hanging pull down screen for it too which i still have. I doubt i could afford a proj even used nowdays tho
lulz 5k from youtube video okay...
I just roll my eyes when I see this... This is unnecessary, 5 screens, more than likely 2 $700-$1000 GPUs and tons of wires to brag at playing a resolution TV haven't even hit yet, with a game that's spread thin across multiple platforms? Who really needs this!? Meh!
if people have the money and desire to do this then why the hell not.
'Who really needs this!? ' No one 'needs' to play games, but we do anyway because we enjoy it. I spend a lot of money on music equipment because I love making music. I don't 'need' it but I get it anyway because I enjoy getting new musical toys to play with. People enjoying doing different things with their money isn't a difficult concept to understand.
Why are people up in arms over my opinion, i'm more than entitled to it! I didn't tell him or anyone that they shouldn't do it. i'm not speaking for anyone but myself. and i sure as hell didn't insinuate that I cant afford an unnecessary luxury in the hobby of gaming. Pipe down! and move along, press disagree but don't attack me because I don't share your opinion.
Agree. Waste of time and money just to play one game.
I hear a lot of gamers on this site talk about how they buys multiple system why would you need 3-4 ps3 in one house. it funny how people on here tell others how to spend there money and how said theyre bragging, people in the pc gaming community loves to build and try things out.
This is a gaming site so could you please stick to hate and childishness. Facts, reason, and logic have no place here sir.
"Because I can't afford it it's stupid" Mentality is so retarded. Haters gonna hate. Few grand isn't much for a hobby btw, get a job.
Presumptuous You most certainly are! I probably make more money than you! Dont need to get a job when I can afford it!. My rational when i see this is that its excessive and unnecessary! I didn't argue that its stupid because you can afford it it! Its all the money going in it to brag about to brag about playing a game in 5k... Its excessive and really quite stupid! and as I've said before, thats my opinion... I'm not telling anyone how to spend their money, i'm sharing my opinion in that i'm not impressed. Disagree, but please dont tell me to get a job. You havent the slightest of what I can afford and you sure as hell don't sign my checks. Grow up presumptuous prick!
and you say theyre bragging because theyre showing this off base on what. like I said before pc gamers always play with and experiment with their hardware. yeah you re a hater if this was ps4 doing this im pretty sure you and your friends would be impressed. people that open minded and want to try this setup will ask or find the spec needed to achieve this, info is unbiasly spread through pc community unlike consoles. I even crazy how people are comparing a peripheral view of multi monitors to one flat view of a 4k tv that shows they don't know what their talking about and that their just hating
Kind of the same as people who modify their cars to be faster than their buddies. No particular reason, they just enjoy the process of making it great.
I'm seeing a lot of microstutter in this (Small freezes which last about half a second). You can see them at 2:19, the tank freezes as he is running past it. It is present through the entire vid. I had the same thing with my 3 monitor setup. Try turning hyper threading off in the bios. Cleared my issue right up. Fox
I'd rather have one big screen or projector, this looks like it'll be annoying to use.
I hate these 3 -4 monitor setups. Why not One BIG one 5 ft away from you?
It's not about size, it's about resolution. By adding additional screens, you're actually seeing things that wouldn't normally be seen. I could have 3 15inch 1080p monitos vs you with a single 70in 1080p monitor. I would see more on my left and right than you could. I think 3 is a great number. It actually adds to your gaming ability. But this seems excessive. Fox
I did mean 4k monitors when I meant big one. Topic is about 5k res so I thought it was a given. If they are enthusiast and want an experience then I guess they want the RIGHT experience without lines. Whats the point of all that high res when 24/7 you are reminded its a partly broken but functional setup. If one can throw money for the hardware to run the setup, the right way to go would be 4k monitors. 'By adding additional screens, you're actually seeing things that wouldn't normally be seen' Yea its increasing your fov. But it very much kills the picture composition. We dont see the world like that but somehow here we enjoy a partly fish eye experience. If I had the money I wouldnt want the monitors to warp my image. Its gotta look good but not distorted. Worst part is every horizontal line in that image is broken over 4 monitors and they are not even straight. Its like the tank is broken up in angular parts lol. I know there are workarounds for this. Not perfect fixes but some ppl have partly made it work on 3 monitor setups but this one particularly is just bad execution.
no matter what pandehz your still wrong reread I feeling a lot of hate in this article I wonder why everyone is trying to downplay what he got? Mmmmm n4g n4consolegamer?
because 4k monitors cost a lot, and most PC gamers would take a 1080p monitor over 50 inch and up 1080p TV.
Plus current 4k monitors have a woeful refresh rate. Usually 30fps max. No where near enough for competitive multilayer. I'm currently sitting in front of 3x1080p monitors that I have played BF3 on for the last 12 months or so. After a few minutes your brain ignores the joins/breaks in the image. Seriously I don't even notice when I'm "in the zone" so to speak. And the extra resolution is awesome for picking out distant movement. I rock a long rifle most of the time ;-)
PC gamers can be extremely silly like this. When you have so much raw power on hand you just come up with random crap like 6 monitors stitched together to make a 5K display just for the hell of it. But really just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should.
" just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should." Like this stupid post you made. They got money, and they can enjoy it how they want.
Please enlighten us, why shouldn't they? It's there money after all.
Because BF4 nearly unplayable with this setup. Look at all the vertical lines in the middle of the display.
and you can tell that he's bothered by this how? oh yeah that you aint it. its funny cause when ps3 was trying to do multi screens before ps3 launched everyone was acting like it was the second coming. its funny how when a group doesn't have the option(<< see that) they downplay it. I see on this site ps fanboys try so hard to bash pc gaming and fall flat on their face every time. is that why they have to spread lies and misinformation?
monitor over kill.. sheesh.
Admittely, the resolution is higher, but on the other hand not relevant. 1080p on one Screen is more than enough for me. The experience is the same...
This would work better if they could make monitors without the black borders.
That would be incredibly irritating.
WOW... 5k youtube video ( http://cdn.superbwallpapers... )