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Question for multi monitor users using View Groups

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I have a bunch of monitors lying around so I decided to play a bit with setting up a view group and I have a few questions.

System is 3770K @ 4.7 with two gtx1070's in SLI

 

Monitors are 28" 1920x1200 - 40" 4K 3840x2160 - 28" 1920x1200 - connections are  HDMI - DisplayPort - (Displayport to HDMI adapter)

 

I have it working and it looks ok BUT

 

I usually lock fps at 20 which has worked just fine for single monitors but with this setup I initially get 4fps at my home airport KBUR.

 

Is this expected?

 

The other issue - can you run mixed resolutions as in my setup - 1920x1200/3840x2160/1920x1200?  I get a nice picture but unless I'm wrong, I *think* my centyer monitor is not at 3840x2160. The VC panel overfills the screen, I have to really back off the view to get it to fit. Haven't quite figured out if it just starts way too zoomed in or a lower resolution looking bigger on the screen.

 

Last - running SLI with all three connected to one card - if I break the SLI and connect the two 1920x1200 to one card and the 3840x2160 to another - will that improve performance?

 

Thanx,

 

Vic

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I usually lock fps at 20 which has worked just fine for single monitors but with this setup I initially get 4fps at my home airport KBUR.

 

 Similar experience with viewgroups but my fps hit is not as hard, I run 1 GTX1070 and 3 1080P LED TVs, in nvsurround I easily maintain my FPS of 25-30 but using viewgroups this drops to around 10-14

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I'll have to look into NVSurround too.  Thanx!

 

 

Vic

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The reason viewgroups have been mentioned favorably recently is that they preserve aspect ratio, you dont get the fisheye effect like you do in nvsurround with 3 displays forming 1 monitor. So its all down to whats palatable in the end but view groups are really just undocked cameras for each seperate monitor so thats the reason you get the performance hit.

 

Personally I live with fisheye for the sake of more detailed/better looking scenery

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Vic,

 

My system uses 40-32-32 " HD tv's. Each with a seperate view and the 3 views display one wide view.

P3D Unlimited

HD tv's at 24 Hrtz

Dxtory limiter at 24

AM = 340

 

5820K 6 core at 4.3 Ghz

Titan X 12Gb graphics card

 

No instruments onscreen as I use Prosim.

Several cockpit addons running.

 

I have a cfg profile for :

- Fair weather

- Overcast

- Overcast + Rain

- Night

 

P3D is running very smooth.

Here a vid. If you watch it in YouTube you will find more..

 

 

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must admit, that looks very good indeed. I am a simA user with a Jetmax setup so I should revisit this

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Hi guys

 

Quick question. Can you run view groups using just twoo monitors that use different resolutions?

 

Thanks

John

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I played with view groups for the basement sim but for my front / two sides setup it was ultimately easier just to set three saved custom cameras. All are 1080p but the sizes are obviously different front vs side. I solve for that with different zoom levels front vs side. Frame rates are solid to excellent but that's because of the rig and 980ti. More on how I do camera configs here: http://www.ontheglideslope.net/2016/05/18/how-to-creating-custom-cameras-in-prepar3d-v3/

 

Hope it's of use.

 

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Hi guys

 

Quick question. Can you run view groups using just twoo monitors that use different resolutions?

 

Thanks

John

Yes, I do that often as three screens results in a heavy performance loss. I have a 50" @ 4K 30Hz while the left screen is 1080P. I actually prefer opening another window, un-docking it, moving it over then zooming and moving the viewpoint to my liking. It only takes seconds regardless of the aircraft.  

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Some good things to try, thanx. I'll probably start a new build in a few months - think i'll look at it with a different viewpoint. @BFG - think I may play around with your method a bit.

 

Thanx all,

 

Vic

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played with view groups for the basement sim but for my front / two sides setup it was ultimately easier just to set three saved custom cameras. All are 1080p but the sizes are obviously different front vs side. I solve for that with different zoom levels front vs side. Frame rates are solid to excellent but that's because of the rig and 980ti. More on how I do camera configs here: http://www.ontheglid...in-prepar3d-v3/

Hope it's of use.

 

Great, that's a totally convincing setup.

Amazing how screening out the actual room you are in makes all the difference.

I just wonder whether you have any trouble focusing on that left monitor?

You look to be only a foot away from it.

 

gb.

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