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Battlefield 3's Many Vehicles Seen on A Big-Ass, Triple-Screen Display

We've got this massive three-screen Nvidia set-up sitting in the offices at Gawker. It's only visiting, so we're making the most of it. Today that means a lot of W-I-D-E-S-C-R-E-E-N Battlefield 3 gaming.


Here's a quick montage of what some of the vehicles look like when played super-sized. Oh, also a knife kill spread across three screens.

This is, I'm told, using a display setting of 5760X1080.

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Seeing this for the first time a few weeks ago while I was building my new desktop, inspired me to do the same.

I got 3 23" 120 Hz Planar monitors. The first time I started up Crysis 2 like that my jaw literally dropped. . .its amazing stuff.

There are a few downers though. The two monitors on the outsides tend to stretch images as they near the outer borders. Also, due to the insane resolution (Im at something like 5994 x 1080) you take a massive performance hit. I wouldn't recommend this unless you have some really, really high-end components and either 3-way single GPU SLI or quad SLI with dual GPUs, that is if you want to maintain higher video settings.

Also (and I have not tried this myself yet as I am waiting for Nvidia's 3D Vision 2 glasses) the computer takes another hit in performance if you attempt to utilize 3 monitors in 3D.

I built my desktop to be the absolute best it can. . .its run me about 4,000 dollars so far. . .with 1,000 left to go to finish it off completely and I'm running the displays on 2-way SLI with 2 EVGA 3 GB GTX 580's. . .and its not enough to maintain the high (not even ultra) settings at a consistent framerate.

Also, not all games support 3 displays. . .COD: Black Ops looks like trash cuz the FOV is totally out of whack. . .everything gets squished down. . .also Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine has a few issues. . .

So far the best looking games are the ones designed with multi-display in mind:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Crysis 2

Battlefield 3

but again, even with those, you get mild stretching on the outer monitors. . .and Battlefield 3 is the only one that offers an FOV tweaking option in the settings.