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Is it possible to use three monitors at once, (two on the DVI and one on the s-video)? Will all three be able to be utilized when gaming?

Or maybe a primary card with a secondary card (ie. 9600GSO)? Will that be able to utilize all three monitors in gaming?

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yeah but you would need a pretty powerful card to do so.
    
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nvidia can only use 2 monitors per card, but an seperate card will work to display a 3rd monitor.

The only way to use all three for gaming is to use surround which means you need two identical cards in SLI that are 400 or 500 series
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nvidia can only use 2 monitors per card, but an seperate card will work to display a 3rd monitor.

The only way to use all three for gaming is to use surround which means you need two identical cards in sli that are 400 or 500 series
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Thank you everyone. I realize that it is the Nvidia section. Is there a single ATI card that can do that?
    
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if you want something powerful from ati the 6970 or 6990 would do the trick
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Thank you everyone. I realize that it is the Nvidia section. Is there a single ATI card that can do that?
Just about any 6xxx series card will do it.
    
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Thank you everyone. I realize that it is the Nvidia section. Is there a single ATI card that can do that?
Most ati cards offer 2+ displays per card. I think a 6950 would serve you well.
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Thank you everyone. I realize that it is the Nvidia section. Is there a single ATI card that can do that?
Yes, I believe ATI will use as many monitors as you have plugged into it...I would reccomend a 6950 or 6970 to play on full settings across 3 monitors though, and they are kind of pricey.
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