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Performance loss with dual monitors

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Roughly, how much performance will I lose by running dual monitors instead of just one? I'm not talking about joining the monitors to one big resolution, I'm talking about running two separate desktops. My main monitor is 1920x1200 and my other is 1920x1080. I was thinking of using the 1080 one as a reading display and turn it vertical. And also use it for gadgets/widgets so I can keep track of things while gaming. Also some light multitasking like checking the web whitout having to minimize the game.

On a side note, will a vertical 1920x1080 be wide enough for most websites without having to side scroll?

Both monitors are 24".

I have 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified in SLI. Both on x16 bandwidth with my Rampage IV Extreme MB.

RAM: 4x4GB Corsair Dominator GT quad channel. 2133MHz
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I don't believe you're going to lose any performance unless of course you're running an intensive game on one and video editing+high-end-other-production-apps at the same time on the other. If you're just using the other one for displaying hardware info and/or programs like Skype/Vent or what have you (browsing the web, etc), you shouldn't lose any performance at all.
    
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