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Hey guys, I am in the planning stage for my latest project which is gonna be a DIY racing simulator cockpit. I am planning on having one monitor dedicated to that, but still keep my dual monitor setup that I have on my desk. The main purpose for my desk rig is gaming, I have a 1 GB 560ti. Can I hook 3 monitors to it at once, but only have it display to 2 of them at once? I don't have the money to go out and buy another rig for the sim cockpit. So, is this possible, even if I have to use third party software to do it? If not, will this be possible with a 7950? Thank you.
post #2 of 9
From what I know you would need to add another 560ti
for 3 monitors. nVidia 6xxx series allows for 3 monitors on 1 GPU

The 7950 will work out of the box and you have a better experience and
a better card, lower temps than what the 2 560ti can provide.
Buy the 7950 ... thumb.gif
Edited by hyperkite - 3/30/13 at 9:18pm
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Thanks, but what I really want to know is if it can run the three monitors, 1, 2, and 3, but only 1 and 2, or 1 and 3 at one time. The other would be off. So the only way I knw I can do that, is by manually disconneecting and recconnecting them in the back of the card, but I want to know if there is some other way to do that.
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Yeah, you can run 3 monitor, in eyefinity, at the same time, from one 7950 without trouble
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Wow, nobody seems to understand your question. You need to use a KVM switch. You would hook two monitors into the switch. This would allow you to choose which monitors to run. You could run 1 & 3 or 1 & 2 with the flip of a switch, or use the keyboard command, you would switch between those monitors. At my work it's Scroll Lock on the keyboard and it switches between monitors and the switch is out of sight.
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Thanks Zarchon. Does using one of those create any sort of lag? I don't want to be playing a racing simulator if it doubles input lag. I just looked a few up, and they seem pretty expensive. I think I may just end up getting a DVI extension thats male to female so I can just manually connect and reconnect them, as I don't think getting one of those switches for under $50 would have a very snappy response time.
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Wow, nobody seems to understand your question. You need to use a KVM switch. You would hook two monitors into the switch. This would allow you to choose which monitors to run. You could run 1 & 3 or 1 & 2 with the flip of a switch, or use the keyboard command, you would switch between those monitors. At my work it's Scroll Lock on the keyboard and it switches between monitors and the switch is out of sight.

Couldn't he just disable or enable which ever monitors he wants in Windows display settings?
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Couldn't he just disable or enable which ever monitors he wants in Windows display settings?

Yes this is true. As long as all three monitors are hooked up properly, you can select which ones the image is dispayed on.
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Ok, so when I get a 7950 I can do the windows display switching, but the 560ti only supports 2 monitors, It has 2 DVI ports and 1 mini-HDMI, but only 2 of the hdmi is an alternate for one of the DVI ports. That's why I'm asking if there is some hardware or software way that I could get 2 monitors on 1 port, or simply on both, with the ability to switch between the two. I probably should have specified that quirk with the 560 ti in the original post.
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