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Ok im sick of ATI and when the new cards come out i may make the switch.

1. I need to able to plug in 3 monitors, this means i NEED 2 cards SLI'ed?

2. I have missmatched monitors, 2 are 1024x768, and one is 1920x1080. ATI Eyefinity manages to still work, but will surround work?

3. Does nvidia have an option to switch between extended desktop mode and surround mode?
    
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1. I need to able to plug in 3 monitors, this means i NEED 2 cards SLI'ed?
Yes.
You need 2-single GPU cards or a single GTX 590.

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2. I have missmatched monitors, 2 are 1024x768, and one is 1920x1080. ATI Eyefinity manages to still work, but will surround work?
?
No.
The monitors have to be identical - resolution, polarity etc. - basically same models.

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3. Does nvidia have an option to switch between extended desktop mode and surround mode?
Yes.
You can configure it easily in the Nvidia control panel.
    
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1. More precisely, you need two GPUs in SLI. You can have 2 single-GPU cards in SLI or you can have a dual-GPU card (eg GTX590, EVGA GTX460 2Win...etc)

2. All 3 displays must have a common resolution (and refresh rate and sync polarity). The max or native resolution of each monitor does not decide. The highest common denominator of resolution decides.
For your situation, the 1920x1080 monitor will have to be set at 1024x768 in order to work together with the other 2 monitors.

Link: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/n...i=&p_topview=1

3. See the pic below for switching between modes. Use ''Span displays with Surround'' for 2D Surround gaming and the others for ''extended desktop'' (using which one depends on what you want and the setup of your monitors).

Link:http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/n...p?p_faqid=2667
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OK, when i run Eyefinity it runs all three in 1024x768 anyways (3840x1024)

Ok but can i switch between extended and Surround with a hotkey, and will it remember my settings? ATI can't do that.
    
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Ok but can i switch between extended and Surround with a hotkey, and will it remember my settings? ATI can't do that.
No hotkey switch
    
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No hotkey switch
And gods would us surround users love them if they gave us one...
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