Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran to widescreen gaming, it’s a good idea to stay on top of your game with the best software. After years of multi-monitor use, here’s my six must-haves.
1. Nvidia Surround or AMD Eyefinity
The first installation on any multi-monitor setup should be Nvidia Surround or AMD Eyefinity.
The programs will allow you to set your game resolution higher than that of a single screen, so you see it spread across all of them. Without it, using multiple monitors to game is impossible.
Eyefinity and Surround are packaged into the AMD and Nvidia drivers, respectively, so that you shouldn’t have to download anything. Simply search your PC, run the setup processes and you’re good to go.
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2. Flawless Widescreen — Fix Widescreen Game Bugs Instantly
If you’ve tried playing on greater resolutions before, I’m sure you know all about the issues with incorrect aspect ratios, black bars, poorly-placed interface elements, and unchangeable fields of view.
You’d normally have to hunt through secluded forums and fiddle with game files to find the solution but this application changes everything.
With Flawless Widescreen, you’ll be able to glide through a list of over 100 titles and install community-built patches just by clicking a checkbox.
It gets better though. The FOV Fine Adjustment tool lets you pick a field of view with more precision than what the game settings windows allow, perfecting your experience.
Having some trouble holding a decent frame rate with so many monitors? I’ve got your solution.
Razer Cortex shuts down background applications on your computer, giving it more resources to pump into your demanding games. Your results will depend on your computer, programs, and the game, but the results are generally positive.
Opening a game through Cortex is optional. With a bit of trial and error, you can see if it's helping.
If you’re not too keen on a program managing your computer, you can also optimize it yourself by removing the background programs that shouldn’t be running.
Razer Cortex is free for download on the Razer website.