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Originally Posted by BarberJeff View Post

I want to use the 6850 just to run an extra monitor and use the 580 for the main processing.

This will work.

The 580 will accelerate whatever is displayed on the monitors connected to it, and you can run the 6850 to support up to three more monitors.

That said, a 6850 is complete overkill to only support another monitor for most non-gaming tasks.
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post

like to use both the 6950 and a 580 in a "multi-GPU" mode like CFX/SLI?
Nope. Won't work and will never.
...

Lucid Hydra chip has done this before, but haven't heard anything from them in a while.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-big-bang-fuzion-lucid-hydra-review-test/
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post #13 of 22
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This will work.
The 580 will accelerate whatever is displayed on the monitors connected to it, and you can run the 6850 to support up to three more monitors.
That said, a 6850 is complete overkill to only support another monitor for most non-gaming tasks.

Yeah, I only ran my 5850 that had laying around for a couple weeks till I found a low powered card at a cheap price.

You will probably make up the cost of a cheap low powered card in saved electricity if you take that route. Not to mention the lower heat in your system. Normally I would never run multiple high powered GPUs without water cooling to get the heat out faster.
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post #14 of 22
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Yes but I already have the 6850. So it will work?


Yeah it should work no problems.




But dont even think about connecting those two cards with an xfire bridge, lol.
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Sucks that you have to go SLI with Nvidia to have more than two monitors...

I don't know if you know this, but the new 6XX series of Nvidia cards can do three monitors with one card. Even four.
    
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I don't know if you know this, but the new 6XX series of Nvidia cards can do three monitors with one card. Even four.

Heh, No I didn't. I was wondering when Nvidia would get off their butt and get that functionality. I've never had a reason to research it though...good to know. Though I doubt I will be needing a GPU upgrade anytime soon...maybe after the console refresh happens.
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post #17 of 22
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Heh, No I didn't. I was wondering when Nvidia would get off their butt and get that functionality. I've never had a reason to research it though...good to know. Though I doubt I will be needing a GPU upgrade anytime soon...maybe after the console refresh happens.

You still have a few years thumb.gif
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

I've ran my 580 and a 5850 for a time to run my third monitor when the old 8600GT I had doing the job died on me...no issues what so ever mixing ATI and Nvidia.
Sucks that you have to go SLI with Nvidia to have more than two monitors...
Now days I run a 520 instead to save on power and heat to run my third monitor...it only is displaying webpages and movies and such anyway. Plus I think I could use it as a PhysX card if I wanted if I played a game that used it. I paid about $20 for it off a newegg deal.
Though make sure you don't have an on board monitor port on your motherboard that can be active to run the third monitor. I think they are disabled most of the time if there is a GPU present, but worth checking into

I have onboard video also and it will work also..

I can run 2 monitors (intel 4000) 4 monitors (7950) 2 monitors (470)

8 monitors with out using breakout cables or anything like that
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I have onboard video also and it will work also..
I can run 2 monitors (intel 4000) 4 monitors (7950) 2 monitors (470)
8 monitors with out using breakout cables or anything like that

I've seen some that let you use the IGP on the CPU and some that will disable it if there is a discrete GPU...and others like every mother board I've had in my main rig that simply do no have a video port on them
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I've seen some that let you use the IGP on the CPU and some that will disable it if there is a discrete GPU...and others like every mother board I've had in my main rig that simply do no have a video port on them


Yes because the p67 chipset doesn't have onboard video. biggrin.gif My z77 does
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