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Old 11-19-2018, 11:22 PM   #1851
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:55 AM   #1852
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Is this video card sufficient for playing poker with 3 monitors and having some programs open like skype, whatsapp, spotify, browser, HUD/tracker? If not what is minimum I should purchase for this purpose?

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Old 12-06-2018, 08:58 AM   #1853
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Is this video card sufficient for playing poker with 3 monitors and having some programs open like skype, whatsapp, spotify, browser, HUD/tracker? If not what is minimum I should purchase for this purpose?

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That GPU only supports two displays, despite having three connections

The resolutions of the three displays is important info too; you would want to set it to the maximum that your displays allow and you need them to be 60hz

I personally would not go any lower in specs than a GeForce GTX 1050 which would cost around 125

Finally having all those other programs running wont really affect your graphics card but they will eat your ram so you should have 8gb at an absolute minimum but 16gb so things run more smoothly
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:02 PM   #1854
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That GPU only supports two displays, despite having three connections

The resolutions of the three displays is important info too; you would want to set it to the maximum that your displays allow and you need them to be 60hz

I personally would not go any lower in specs than a GeForce GTX 1050 which would cost around 125

Finally having all those other programs running wont really affect your graphics card but they will eat your ram so you should have 8gb at an absolute minimum but 16gb so things run more smoothly


Been running 3 monitors on it without any problems and I believe max resolution. Have 16gb RAM.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:13 PM   #1855
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How many tables do you have when you have 3 monitors? How many on each table and do you resize them? What size are your monitors?


Also can someone post a screenshot of how the tables look on their 27' or 28' screen and what is the max number of tables one can put on their 3820 x 2160 monitor? I have 2 monitors that are 24' and 1920 x 1200 and i could put 4 tables on each monitor without overlap. Thus i could have 8 table max no overlap. But if i want more tables, say i do 16 tables, well it would be like one behind each table etc. However, certain tables i dont want any tables over it if i want more attention to those. I wanted to do 6 tables on each monitor so that way i have 12 tables with no overlap total but the issue is when i resize it that way, tables are bit too small where the bet sizing/cards look tinier than i like.


So if you get a 27' or 28' monitor with that resolution, you could do 6 tables on each monitor... so 12 tables total with 2 monitors with no overlap and tables regular size?


I'm curious but does anyone have 3 monitors like that so they could have like 18 tables through 3 monitors where no overlap? Obviously when you see all the action on a table its easier to play as oppose to tables popping up. But if you had to choose either 2 monitors of 27' or 28' with that resolution or 3 tables of 1920x1200 resolution to do 12 tables total of 4 tables each, which would be superior? If you already have 2 monitors that are 1920x1200, better to get another 24' monitor or get 2 monitors that are 27' or 28'?


Is there any monitor where you could put say 8 tables with no overlap at full size tables? If so, that monitor has to be even higher resolution than the 3820 x 2160 resolution?


And for the people who play multiple sites, how do you handle all this? Because i use 888caption, partycaption etc for 888, stars and party etc to handle the hotkey etc. But when i would play and say an 888 table was over a stars table, the issue is when action is on the stars table, i could act on it. But on the 888 table or partypoker table, it won't pop up over the stars table. So because of this, i had to make sure no 888 or party table was over a stars table ever. So basically is that what you guys do when you play multiple sites? Now i know many ppl play on a laptop or single monitor. How in the world do you guys handle that when stars table pop up over 888 and vice versa? Isn't it many times action doesn't pop up because of that? I know that with stars, there is that stacking option where you could have 20 plus tables and everytime action is on you, the table would pop up so you never have to move your mouse to different area of screen if you were to say tile.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:50 AM   #1856
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How many tables do you have when you have 3 monitors? 12

How many on each table and do you resize them?
Idk what you mean by how many on each table, I just tile them to take up entire center monitor.

What size are your monitors?

I have one 30" in the middle and a couple smaller ones in portrait idk what size they are exactly
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:40 AM   #1857
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GTX 1050 min or Nvidia P1000 (P2000 if HD screens). Also would not recommend using VGA connection as DP/mDP/HDMI are better for resolution.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:44 AM   #1858
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27inch IPS or 32inch VA both 4kuhd as solo poker monitor?
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:41 AM   #1859
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hey guys
looking for a cheeeeeap 4k monitor that is still useful and 26" or bigger? is there anything at all? I recently grinded on a ~60" inch tv. was very sweet, no 4k though..
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:52 PM   #1860
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Anyone have experience with Ultrawides? Looking at LG 29WL500 which has a resolution of 2560x1080. I like the form factor, but would it be better to just get a 4K monitor?

Currently playing 12 tables at smallest size with overlaps at 1680x1050, but looking for a solution without overlaps and ability to expand to 16 tables.
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:14 AM   #1861
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looking for a cheeeeeap 4k monitor that is still useful and 26" or bigger? is there anything at all? I recently grinded on a ~60" inch tv. was very sweet, no 4k though..
Found a 4K 29" LG for under 200 today - I'd never hit something like 1080 vertical again
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:43 AM   #1862
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Anyone have experience with Ultrawides? Looking at LG 29WL500 which has a resolution of 2560x1080. I like the form factor, but would it be better to just get a 4K monitor?

Currently playing 12 tables at smallest size with overlaps at 1680x1050, but looking for a solution without overlaps and ability to expand to 16 tables.
Go for it imo it has a very solid rating. 4k in general is not that necessary unless you want 24 tables+ or something.

I might pickup the smaller ultrawide version myself - same resolution.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:00 PM   #1863
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Can someone who has a 27' or 28' monitor with 3840 x 2160 resolution post a picture up with 6 tables opened on stars or party so i could see how it looks? Or if you have 2 of these monitors, can i see a picture of how it looks with 6 tables on each monitor?


I use 2 monitors that are 24' and 1920x1200 resolution and i can have 4 tables on each monitor without overlap with the original size tables. I do not like changing the size of tables as when i tried to tile 6 tables on one monitor... cards are way too small.


Some ppl mention a 40' or 32' with 3840x2160 resolution. I mean im confused but there is a difference with a 32' or 40' compared to 27' or 28' with same 3840x2160 resolution? Always thought it was the same.


Also how do some of you tile 12 or 16 or 24 tables on one screen? The tables are going to look so ridiculously small. I can't even handle 6 tabling tile on one 24' 1920x1200 monitor... i prefer tables default size.
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:03 PM   #1864
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used to play 12 tables on a 17" laptop, now playing 9-12 on a full hd 24" + 6 on the laptop

if I get a 4k I will have 12-15 on that screen with a better readability. 6 tables on one HD screen is nice though.
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:33 PM   #1865
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Can someone who has a 27' or 28' monitor with 3840 x 2160 resolution post a picture up with 6 tables opened on stars or party so i could see how it looks? Or if you have 2 of these monitors, can i see a picture of how it looks with 6 tables on each monitor?


I use 2 monitors that are 24' and 1920x1200 resolution and i can have 4 tables on each monitor without overlap with the original size tables. I do not like changing the size of tables as when i tried to tile 6 tables on one monitor... cards are way too small.


Some ppl mention a 40' or 32' with 3840x2160 resolution. I mean im confused but there is a difference with a 32' or 40' compared to 27' or 28' with same 3840x2160 resolution? Always thought it was the same.



Also how do some of you tile 12 or 16 or 24 tables on one screen? The tables are going to look so ridiculously small. I can't even handle 6 tabling tile on one 24' 1920x1200 monitor... i prefer tables default size.
Physically the tables are going to be smaller on smaller size screen with same amount of pixels.

I have a single 22' 1680x1050 and I tile 12 tables on it. Smallest size possible, they overlap a bit, but it's fine. Pokerstars looks excellent, Partypoker has issues with the text being too small and the top left info bar being too small.
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:34 AM   #1866
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Anyone grinding on a 4k monitor at 30hz?

Looking to get a new monitor but my laptop does not have a display port, Only HDMI so not sure if it will run at 60hz. I don't game or anything so would be just for poker, Not sure if 30hz is that much worse?

Was looking into a 2560x1440 monitor because of this but all the prices i have found are about the same as a 4k.

Any suggestions would be helpful!
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Old 03-22-2020, 03:14 PM   #1867
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Anyone grinding on a 4k monitor at 30hz?

Looking to get a new monitor but my laptop does not have a display port, Only HDMI so not sure if it will run at 60hz. I don't game or anything so would be just for poker, Not sure if 30hz is that much worse?

Was looking into a 2560x1440 monitor because of this but all the prices i have found are about the same as a 4k.

Any suggestions would be helpful!
Is there really a need to have 60Hz+ for playing poker? I think 30Hz would be adequate for grinding.

And HDMI is capable of running 4k at 60Hz. If that is possible with your laptop will mostly depend on your GPU and quality of HDMI cable.

I am currently running 2560x1080 monitor at 60Hz (through HDMI) on a 9 year old laptop. Playing poker is alright, except sometimes GPU overheats when I have 15+ tables. And 4k video lags, but that's the limitation of ancient tech haha
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:48 AM   #1868
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Pauly,

Recently bought a 4k BenQ PD 3200U. 32' with resolution 3840x2160. I have this alongside a Dell U3014 30' with resolution 2560 x 1600.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-Animat.../dp/B01N4AIIIV

9 tabling on 4k



12 tabling on 4k



9 tabling on 4k with one table on the Dell to see the difference (exact same size table just different resolution)



I can happily 15 table tiled on the 4k before it starts to get a bit small for me to see. For 9-12 tabling its great.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:52 AM   #1869
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Is there really a need to have 60Hz+ for playing poker? I think 30Hz would be adequate for grinding.

And HDMI is capable of running 4k at 60Hz. If that is possible with your laptop will mostly depend on your GPU and quality of HDMI cable.

I am currently running 2560x1080 monitor at 60Hz (through HDMI) on a 9 year old laptop. Playing poker is alright, except sometimes GPU overheats when I have 15+ tables. And 4k video lags, but that's the limitation of ancient tech haha
Thanks for the info

This is the monitor i have in mind right now, Would anyone not recommend going with the ultrawide?
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:52 PM   #1870
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Hello

I'm in the market for a new computer. Will be running all main poker sites, pio, hand2note, probably PT4 (legacy), Discord etc.

Leaning towards laptop rather than desktop for convenience and I am confident I can get the performance and durability I need from a laptop.

Can anyone please recommend any good devices on the market at the moment?

Specs I just got from a friend who is v tech savvy and builds computers but doesn't play poker although I described what I needed to him:
CPU > Ryzen 5 3600
RAM > 2X 8GB
GPU > GeForce GTX 1080
SDD > 1 TB

A guy I don't know who does play poker just came back to me in a Discord server and said: "if u wanna use solvers then i'd get 32gb ram. u dont need a GPU unless u play games that have good graphics. can play low end games fine with integrated graphics. if u wanna solve faster ur gonna need a good CPU. idk exactly how good a ryzen 5 3600 is but the 32gb ram is pretty much a prerequisite if u wanna solve for complex trees."

So his point there is that solver is CPU heavy and therefore need good CPU.

Any thoughts please?

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Old 03-24-2020, 02:49 PM   #1871
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Thanks for the info

This is the monitor i have in mind right now, Would anyone not recommend going with the ultrawide?
Seems nice monitor.

I had to adjust for a bit coming from 16:9 monitor, to be able to see from one side to another. But my ultrawide is not curved, so maybe that's the reason.

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Hello

I'm in the market for a new computer. Will be running all main poker sites, pio, hand2note, probably PT4 (legacy), Discord etc.

Leaning towards laptop rather than desktop for convenience and I am confident I can get the performance and durability I need from a laptop.

Can anyone please recommend any good devices on the market at the moment?

Specs I just got from a friend who is v tech savvy and builds computers but doesn't play poker although I described what I needed to him:
CPU > Ryzen 5 3600
RAM > 2X 8GB
GPU > GeForce GTX 1080
SDD > 1 TB

A guy I don't know who does play poker just came back to me in a Discord server and said: "if u wanna use solvers then i'd get 32gb ram. u dont need a GPU unless u play games that have good graphics. can play low end games fine with integrated graphics. if u wanna solve faster ur gonna need a good CPU. idk exactly how good a ryzen 5 3600 is but the 32gb ram is pretty much a prerequisite if u wanna solve for complex trees."

So his point there is that solver is CPU heavy and therefore need good CPU.

Any thoughts please?

Ty
The latter is correct. Suggested GPU is overkill for poker. I would rather put in mid range GPU, up the ram to 32GB and leave rest as is. The Ryzen 5 3600 is a good mid range CPU. But as I am not experienced with solvers, I am not sure if they use multi cores or single cores. If it's single core performance, higher clock speed is better, (xx GHz) but if it's multi core performance, more cores are better.

In the end, it really depends on your budget and what kind of future-proofing you are expecting from this PC. Also, keep in mind that components can be upgraded when you start lacking performance.
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Old 04-02-2020, 12:35 AM   #1872
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Twistedecho, thanks for those photos. So when you have 12 tables going... the tables aren't small at all right? They look decent size but a bit smaller than the standard stars table size if on a 24' 1920x1200?


I would be curious but anyone here play on 2 monitors and use one that is 24' 1920x1200 and one that is 27/28 or 32' with 3840x2140 resolution? That is the picture that i would love to see side by side. Because i hate making tables smaller even a little. I tried to tile 6 tables of stars and 888 on my 1920x1200 table and even though its not like so small... im just not comfortable with it. I like it the big default size.


Do you notice a size difference when 9 tabling vs 12 tabling on your 3840x2160? Also there is a big difference or no difference if you get a 27/28' compared to a 32' monitor with the 3840x2160?


And im curious if anyone here uses 2 monitors that are 3840x2160? Because if you do... couldn't you essentially 9 table on each monitor and get 18 tables total easily without strain on your eye with the tables?



Twisted echo, you say you have 2 monitors.. one that is 32' and the other that is 30'. So you could literally 20 table between those 2 monitors pretty easily? Say 12 on the 32' one and 8 on the 30' one? I know that if you tried to put that many tables on each of the 24' 1920x1200 monitors... it would be hard because tables are way too tiny.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:34 AM   #1873
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Hi

I'm thinking about going big on my next laptop. I want something that can handle alI of the below simultaneously and seamlessly:

Multiple poker sites
Pio
4+ Android emulators (nox)
Chrome playing music
Pt4
Skype
Etc

I am thinking of getting Alienware M15 R2 with 2x 16 GB ram (32gb total).

Do you think it is excessive for my purposes?

Any recommendations and suggestions welcome.

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Old 05-21-2020, 06:07 AM   #1874
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Hello,

Does anyone here has experience with a 38inch ultra wide monitor 3840 x 1600

I want to put up 4 tables as big as possible, screen shot would be great
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