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Hi, I've read on these forums that in SLI if you have a 2d surround setup, one card would be dedicated to one monitor, and the second card would be dedicated to the other two monitors. This is because apparently nvidia drivers only support running up to a maximum of two monitors per GPU.

Let's say I am running a 5760x1080 setup in SLI, in this case one of my GPUs would have to handle the load of two monitors which would bottleneck my maximum graphic settings for a game for example to the best settings the GPU controlling 2 monitors could handle.

If i got a third GPU and set up Tri-SLI, I could set it up so that each GPU controlled each separate monitor in a three monitor surround setup correct? This would reduce my bottleneck and let me up my graphic settings?
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The cards work in parallel so either way, you either have the power to run it or you don't
Edited by Yumyums - 6/20/11 at 9:39am
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thanks for the advice
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It doesn't necessarily work like that. It's not like each card renders for each display. Each card renders for the entire resolution. It's not a bottleneck situation per se.
 
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