Run iRacing in windowed mode supports Windows XP and newer. Supports 2 and 3 monitor configurations. This requires
some modification of text files. Solid solution for those wanting to use multimonitor set ups without hardware upgrades
and suffering any additional performance hits from solutions like TH2GO and SoftTH. Only requires video cards which
support connecting the desired number of monitors. Can be configured to run on only two monitors keeping image centered
on primary monitor.
Matrox Triple Head 2 Go is a software and hardware combined solution. Supports Windows XP and newer. Supports a maximum
of 3 monitors.
It only requires one video card of any generation / make. It requires the purchase of the TH2GO adapter. The adapters
run from $250 (USD) and up. TH2GO limits you a maximum resolution of 5040x1050 regardless of maximum monitor resolution
support. TH2GO is a better solution for those wishing to run Windows XP and / or have a configuration of monitors not
supported by any other solution. Performance impact is less than the SoftTH solution, but still below the nvSurround,
Eyefinity or running iRacing in windowed mode.
The cost of a Matrox TH2GO adapter is roughly the same as an nVidia or ATI card that is capable of supporting nvSurround
or Eyefinity. If you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista (for Eyefinity) those are likely better options and for that reason
alone we will not be giving advice on TH2GO.
It would appear that running iRacing in windowed mode can result in up to a 30% reduction in frame rate when compared to
full screen mode and that frame rate is negatively impacted in environments where the GPU is the bottleneck. In
environments where the CPU is the bottleneck, windowed mode has zero performance impact.
If money is not an object you may want to look into seamless display monitors
that have no bezels at all! The
Radius 320™ takes widescreen computing to a new level. Ergonomically shaped and beautifully designed, the widescreen
display wraps around the user to provide a panoramic view of the desktop. However, I have never used or seen
one of these so I can not recommend them.