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that makes more sense. I wonder why Nvidia won't do that...
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He was referring to using a single 580, but thank you for taking care of the AMD side of things.
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that makes more sense. I wonder why Nvidia won't do that...
Well, I am sure it is not that they "won't". It is more like they "can't" or at least not with their current architecture and methods used in their cards. I am sure the 600 series will have support for at least three monitors so they can counter ATI.

It just sucks though...not every one uses three monitors in an eyefinity setup. I use three separate displays, but one is just used for system monitoring and in the cases where I need a little more display room. I got rid of my 5850s because i couldn't have three monitors hooked to them (well one really) and overclock. The egg was sitting nicely on my face when I found out my 580 can only have two. However, I can actually have one side monitor powered by the 580 so if a windowed 3D app accidently goes onto it I don't get a system crash.
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Not in any case, triple screens require a minimum of 2 cards.
If you find an nvidia card with 2 output and a minimum of 1 display port, then I'm guessing you will be able to run 3 monitors or more (depending on number of DP ports)
This adapter is able to drive 2 monitors off 1 DP port, and the pair is seen as 1 ultrawide monitor by the videocard/OS.
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Originally Posted by Infrabasse View Post
If you find an nvidia card with 2 output and a minimum of 1 display port, then I'm guessing you will be able to run 3 monitors or more (depending on number of DP ports)
This adapter is able to drive 2 monitors off 1 DP port, and the pair is seen as 1 ultrawide monitor by the videocard/OS.
Nope...doesn't matter if some one made a 580 with ten ports on it. If you have one card it can only put a display on two monitors.

This adapter may work to make two monitors act as one...I am not sure how that would figure in, but then you have to deal with a bezel in the center of the FoV. I don't think that would work too well for anything.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 8/10/11 at 1:43pm
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This adapter may work to make two monitors act as one...I am not sure how that would figure in, but then you have to deal with a bezel in the center of the FoV. I don't think that would work too well for anything.
Yes, just like in eyefinity, surround, or triple head 2 go.
Then you'd have the other output you could use for a 3rd monitor ...
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post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by Infrabasse View Post
Nope
nvidia surround, display modes supported
All displays must have a common resolution, refresh rate, and sync polarity

Although it would probably work using SoftTH

edit: If you can find a GTX580 with a DP output that is
A few of the non reference 580s have DP
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Then I'm guessing you can surround (via softTH) with just one nvidia card.
Just not beyond 1920x1080 per monitor and without bezel compensation.
Edited by Infrabasse - 8/11/11 at 5:49am
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Nope...doesn't matter if some one made a 580 with ten ports on it. If you have one card it can only put a display on two monitors.
Then how do you explain this card?

Zotac uses the same technology in it's multiview line. They're able to drive 3 monitors independently. It won't officially support surround but it should still work fine with softth.
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