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Powering 3 monitors with 560Ti + Onboard with LucidLogix?

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I posted a thread a little while ago going through the pros/cons of a PLP set-up, and whether it was suitable for my purposes. Long story short, today my Dell U3011 arrived, and a beautiful monitor it is!

I'd been holding back a while thinking that to get my side monitors (2 x Dell 2007FP in Portrait) I'd need to upgrade my graphics card as my 560Ti only has 2 x DVI-D (plus a mini-HDMI which is useless to me). I got thinking last night that my motherboard has on-board DisplayPort which can power my U3011, and then I have my DVI ports free for the side monitors.

I have no experience with LucidLogix other than that knowing my motherboard supports it (see sig rig), I've read that it doesn't matter where you plug in your monitors (onboard or dedicated card), the software will configure and work. The idea of the software being of course that your GPU only kicks in when it's needed and works in parallel with your onboard graphics to both boost performance and save energy.

So the question is, can I use my U3011 via DP on the motherboard, and the two 2007FPs through DVI on the card and still configure a 3 monitor set-up that will work seamlessly?

I realise it's not going to be stellar performance for gaming on a single 560Ti, but it buys me the time I need to get funds together for a GPU upgrade.
    
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Dell U3011 (Rev. A09) [x2] Dell 2007FPb (Portrait) Das Keyboard Ultimate (Cherry Blues) Corsair HX750 (v2) 
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Corsair 600T (White SE) Razer Deathadder (4G) SteelSeries QcK Heavy + Mini ASUS Xonar D2X (Soundcard) 
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Hey there.
I'm using a similar setup but not exactly what you're looking for. A little background: I run my two video cards in SLI (non-surround) which means I can only run 2 out of 3 monitors while SLI is enabled. I solved my problem by using the integrated graphics to power my third monitor. This allowed me to stay in maximum performance mode (SLI) while not having one of my monitors go blank.

So when using monitors plugged into the discrete GPU and the integrated graphics, what I know for sure is that your desktop will work as expected as if all three were plugged into the same video card (what you want). I see you mentioned gaming but since my setup is not using LucidLogix, I can't really say how it will perform in games.

Hope this helps out a bit.
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Thank you, that was exactly what I wanted to know. I appreciate you taking the time and breaking your post virginity just to give me a reply smile.gif

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770K Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Asus GTX 760 (2GB) [x4] Corsair Vengeance Pro (4GB, 2133MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro (512GB) [x2] WD Green (2TB, RAID1) [x7] WD Red (3TB. RAID6) Synology DS1813+ (WD Reds) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H80 (w/ SP120s) [x2] Corsair SP120 [x2] Corsair 200mm  Windows 8.1 (x64) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U3011 (Rev. A09) [x2] Dell 2007FPb (Portrait) Das Keyboard Ultimate (Cherry Blues) Corsair HX750 (v2) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T (White SE) Razer Deathadder (4G) SteelSeries QcK Heavy + Mini ASUS Xonar D2X (Soundcard) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
[x2] KRK RP6 G2 (Studio Monitors) Audio Technica M50 (Graphite SE) Audio Technica AT4040 (Condenser Mic) Behringer UMC22 (Audio Interface) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770K Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Asus GTX 760 (2GB) [x4] Corsair Vengeance Pro (4GB, 2133MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro (512GB) [x2] WD Green (2TB, RAID1) [x7] WD Red (3TB. RAID6) Synology DS1813+ (WD Reds) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H80 (w/ SP120s) [x2] Corsair SP120 [x2] Corsair 200mm  Windows 8.1 (x64) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U3011 (Rev. A09) [x2] Dell 2007FPb (Portrait) Das Keyboard Ultimate (Cherry Blues) Corsair HX750 (v2) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T (White SE) Razer Deathadder (4G) SteelSeries QcK Heavy + Mini ASUS Xonar D2X (Soundcard) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
[x2] KRK RP6 G2 (Studio Monitors) Audio Technica M50 (Graphite SE) Audio Technica AT4040 (Condenser Mic) Behringer UMC22 (Audio Interface) 
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