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Well, I found out that in nVidia's infinite wisdom they replaced the dual DVI-I slots found on GTX 580's with a single DVI-I and one DVI-D so each GTX 680 can only output to one analog monitor.

So I need a minimum of three 680's to run my setup which is normally fine, but I only have two 680's at the moment (two others inbound) but only a Z68 MB that can do two card SLI. So I have 680's and I basically cannot use them until Z77 comes out or I just use one monitor. I am tossing around the idea of getting a 3-way SLI capable Z68 from Amazon for temp use and just return it when the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Z77 launches.

I had 3GB 580 benchmarks done and everything. Blasted! Right now 680's are making good paper weights. wink.gif Maybe I will load up some games on my FW900's at 2560x1600 and crank everything to max and do some benchmarks/memory testing until I get the Surround monitor setup to 680's sorted.
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post #232 of 1300
Uggggg

Well there goes my plan of running three CRTs with two 680 gtxs in my mini-atx vulcan case mad.gif

I dont know of any 1155 mobos that can handle three or four gpus..perhaps you can "rent" a 2011 mobo/cpu for a couple of weeks wink.gif
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Why couldn't you use a displayport to vga or hdmi to vga?
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post #234 of 1300
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Why couldn't you use a displayport to vga or hdmi to vga?

Doesn't work that way. DP and HDMI are digital only.


Delete post, I changed out the SLI connector with a new one and its working properly now. Yay for random failures!
Edited by CallsignVega - 3/24/12 at 12:48pm
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Doesn't work that way. DP and HDMI are digital only.

Ah I see. I was looking at the adapters available and thinking "why wouldn't that work?" but after reading some more about it you'd need to convert the digital signal into analog.

Do you have another monitor you could test it with? maybe an lcd with both analog and digital inputs so you could narrow down the problem?

Edit: Actually since it works in windowed mode it seems like a driver problem.
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So did you get sli single screen working....or did you get sli surround screen working?

Oh and I found footage of AMD & Nvidias driver team working out together
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There will be plenty of Z77 mobo's that are going to launch here that you can run 3 and 4-way SLI on. But in order to run three CRT's you need a minimum of three GTX 680's. Hence why I need to get a temp MB to get my Surround setup working until the Z77 boards launch.
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So did you get sli single screen working....or did you get sli surround screen working?
Oh and I found footage of AMD & Nvidias driver team working out together

Itunes and windows right here.
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Itunes and windows right here.
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