OverKILL3D - ROG Swift PG279 Triple Screen Test with Strix 1080 SLI

Introduction and Test Setup

OverKill 3D - ASUS GTX 1080 SLI and 7K Triple Screens

Introduction

We always love these OverKill 3D reviews. So often we're constrained by reviewing the individual item in a manner where it can be compared like for like with its contemporaries, and because of that we never get to see what could be done if money was no object. Or, in the case of today's review, space.

We've reviewed both of these items individually before. If you want to check out the reviews for the individual products then you can do so here ;

ASUS GTX 1080 Strix

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 1440P GSYNC Monitor

So having done so, it's time to see what fun you can have if you decided to grab three of the ROG PG279 IPS Gsync screens, a pair of the Strix GTX 1080 cards, and set to work filling your vision with three screens of gaming goodness.
We'll also take the opportunity to see how the ASUS GTX 1080 Strix SLI setup fairs against the other dual card set ups we have tested recently so skip to the end if you just want to see the 7K performance figures. Everyone else, onwards!

Test Setup

We've got high bandwidth SLI Bridges enabling us to run three GSYNC screens off our pair of GTX 1080s, and a wealth of game titles to rock out with. This should be a blast.

We have been teasing photos from the set up and testing from this on our Facebook and Instagram for a few days so if you're not following then you could be missing out on the early glimpses of what we are working on.

2x ASUS GTX 1080 Strix
3x ASUS ROG Swift PG279

Intel i7 6850K
ASUS X99 Strix
Corsair ROG Dominator Platinum 3200
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair LX 512GB OS
Corsair LS 480GB x2 Raid0 Games
Corsair H100i V2
Windows 10

OverKill 3D - ASUS GTX 1080 SLI and 7K Triple Screens

As you can see, those of you bereft of desk space need not apply. To the surprise of precisely nobody if you want to run three 27" monitors side by side you require a lot of real estate. Insane amounts of. In our excitement we apparently got no photos what so ever of the monitors with their standard stands on the desk *yay for us* - we mounted the panels on a custom Ergotech stand giving us immense amounts of adjustability. Because of all of the adjustment it takes and age and we would wholeheartedly advise getting a second pair of hands to make the fine tuning required to get them spot on significantly easier!     

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Most Recent Comments

27-09-2016, 16:07:46

RickPlaysWarr
Hi Tom

I wish I had that setup. Dam thats $2400 plus tax in monitors here in California. I wonder if the twin MSI 1070 Gaming X cards in my H440 build could drive this.

I bow to your Massive Setup!

--Rick--Quote

27-09-2016, 16:28:53

realneil
This is a lofty setup. Thanks for sharing it with us. (Now, if I could just win the lottery!)Quote

27-09-2016, 16:30:12

Chrazey
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickPlaysWarr View Post
Hi Tom

I wish I had that setup. Dam thats $2400 plus tax in monitors here in California. I wonder if the twin MSI 1070 Gaming X cards in my H440 build could drive this.

I bow to your Massive Setup!

--Rick--
First off, I have nothing towards this, so don't take it the wrong way... I just gotta ask, how come you always (atleast often) start your post with "Hi Tom"?

Secondly, we all wish for monstorious stuff... Like some wish for an Lamborghini, but probably never will afford one. Or would have to sell certain body parts to afford one Quote

27-09-2016, 16:54:02

Bartacus
That left screen sucks bum. Damn, that would be a crazy daily driver setup! Fallout 4 would look spectacularly bad in a res that huge.

EDIT: that is some wicked 3-screen wallpaper BTW! Noice!Quote

27-09-2016, 18:47:00

jimma47
Man that's impressive. I think I'll stick with three screens for a while yet. For racing and flight it's amazing immersion. Just wish I could stretch the vertical to my fourth monitor up top. My limited VR (Oculus DK2) was nice but made me a bit motion sick. Individual results may vary so it's nice to have options.

Still seems like we're at least another generation away from high res high refresh rates being playable for less than silly money. Well on more than one panel at a time at least.

We can all dream tho Quote
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