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Hey Guys,

I am planning a new build and saw that z77 can support triple displays off of the igp, but I have 2 of the korean 2560x1440 and for ex. the sabertooth z77 only supports 1 2560x1600 on its DP port. So i was thinking of having both of those on a dedicated video card so I wont need to buy a DP to DVI-D adapter, and then have my 23" 1080p on the mobo. Is this doable? Is there a better way to do this? Thanks in advance!
Edited by Manavapor - 4/24/12 at 5:45pm
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Bump, anyone have any experience/knowledge of doing this? Thanks.
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Do able, so long as you don't game that is.
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Any reason why gaming performance on the screens attached to the discrete vid card would be worse?
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Having 2 different video drivers installed usually makes this a bad idea.
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Any reason why gaming performance on the screens attached to the discrete vid card would be worse?

More VRAM usage because of the extra desktops. With that said I have 3 monitors going into one video card and I'm still playing games just fine. You can also look into the IGP if it can run dual monitors on its own.
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The igp can do 3 monitors, but only 1 at 2560x1440 with an active DP-DVI-D adapter which i really want to avoid using. If it doesnt work I guess I can just put my 2 1440p monitors on the discrete gpu and not have a third monitor at all.
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Hey Guys,

I am planning a new build and saw that z77 can support triple displays off of the igp, but I have 2 of the korean 2560x1440 and for ex. the sabertooth z77 only supports 1 2560x1600 on its DP port. So i was thinking of having both of those on a dedicated video card so I wont need to buy a DP to DVI-D adapter, and then have my 23" 1080p on the mobo. Is this doable? Is there a better way to do this? Thanks in advance!


it works, it has no problem at all, i have this 3 monitor setup for my HTPC

no drivers issues

the only gotcha is you wont be able to do Surround video games (nvidia) or Eyefinity setups as one big desktop / games (ATI / AMD)
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Do able, so long as you don't game that is.

when you play games it only uses your "preferred" video card for gaming, so it doesn't matter what is attached to the onboard video
and you can still drive 2 monitors for game that supports 2 monitors from your main card
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Perfect, thank you. I plan on only playing on one of the 27" so that will be great.
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