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New Rig -Three 4k Monitor Setup Advice

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I recently came into a small inheritance, which at my age I'm going to blow :smile: and am looking for advice.  I've scoured AVSIM and other on-line sites, but really can't find a definitive answer--if there actually is one--for one aspect of my new rig.

 

I have three Phillips 43 inch native 4k monitors.  One centered and the other two at about 30 degrees offset.  The monitors stretch eight feet across and I sit about 3 feet from the screen, so my whole field of view is covered, as I don't like being confined to one screen.  I always use Track IR at slow tracking speeds, and aren't ready yet for VR.

 

I'm trying to drive all three monitors at 4k and am stuck at configuring the GPU's.

 

I already have a water-cooled I-7 6700k at 4.8 ghz;  a1250 watt power supply; an ASUS Maximus VIII Formula MB; 16 gb Trident RAM at 3400 hz; and a large case.  I fly virtual cockpit exclusively, with no extra views. 

 

I had three EVGA 1070 FTW dt's with stock fan cooling in the first build.  Each was plugged into one of the three monitors using display-port 1.1, which on these monitors gives you a 30hz refresh rate.  I physically overlapped the screens' bezels and didn't use Nvidia Surround (because you can't in this setup). I used Rob's high end settings. The best I could do was to span all three at 2560 x 1440 full screen by stretching the windowed image across all three (at some point I'll use Fly-Elise or something else to remedy the distortion.)  Usually got 30fps plus in ORBX scenery and A2A aircraft at that resolution.  When I went to 4k it worked well on one screen, but stretching the view over two (or even one) more screen drove fps way down to single digits.  When I shrank the view, the 1070's fps went way up.  Enlarging the view sent fps way down, so I figured I was GPU limited, not CPU limited. 

 

My plan is to sell the three 1070's and get one or more Titan pascal's.  My options as I see them are: one water-cooled Titan driving three screens; two water-cooled Titans in SLI; two water-cooled Titans not in SLI with one card driving two screens and the other a single screen; and three Titans each driving its own screen.  I do not plan on overclocking the cards.

 

I want 4k detail, if possible.  I really don't want to get into another rig to use Wideview, and would welcome all advice.

 

Thanks,

 

Jay

 

 

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I want 4k detail, if possible. I really don't want to get into another rig to use Wideview, and would welcome all advice.

Thanks,

Jay

 

Is this FSX or P3D?

 

gb.

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You could try a single 4k projector. On a screen of 150" it will definitely blow you up... 

 

I'm flying 1080p on 135" screen, the best fun I ever have. 

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It's P3D Gboz.

 

Last I heard LM was recommending separate video cards

for each screen you have as the best option.

 

gb.

 

 

I want 4k detail, if possible. I really don't want to get into another rig to use Wideview, and would welcome all advice.

 

I don't think Wideview does VC views which you want to use.

 

gb.

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