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Can I use all three monitors on one gtx680 without having to buy an active adaptor? I already bought just a display port to dvi
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Yes you can and no, you won't have to buy an adapter. However, I wouldn't recommend gaming on all 3 monitors, though.
     
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I game on one 660TI with three monitors. I use a ATI branded DVI to HDMI adapter I kept over the years. DVI-DVI-HMDI.
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Yes you can and no, you won't have to buy an adapter. However, I wouldn't recommend gaming on all 3 monitors, though.

Why not? Will the PC blow up if he does?
Edited by WorldExclusive - 4/17/13 at 12:37am
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I game on one 660TI with three monitors. I use a ATI branded DVI to HDMI adapter I kept over the years. DVI-DVI-HMDI.
Why not? Will the PC blow up if he does?

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I game on one 660TI with three monitors. I use a ATI branded DVI to HDMI adapter I kept over the years. DVI-DVI-HMDI.
Why not? Will the PC blow up if he does?
Yes, it will. In all seriousness, that GPU isn't enough to drive 3 monitors when gaming. I hope I've broadened your knowledge on the subject. PM if you need any more information, I'd be happy to help.
     
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Yes, it just depends on what you plan on doing across three monitors
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Yes, it will. In all seriousness, that GPU isn't enough to drive 3 monitors when gaming. I hope I've broadened your knowledge on the subject. PM if you need any more information, I'd be happy to help.

Not if he's running a game across all 3 monitors or multiple games at once, but it will handle a single game perfectly fine...
    
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Not if he's running a game across all 3 monitors or multiple games at once, but it will handle a single game perfectly fine...

Or some crazy web browsing!
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I really don't see a reason he could not. I have a 4GB 670 driving a central 1440p display with two 1080p displays on the side at the moment. I only game on the middle display, and the two on the side have almost no impact on the card. I can still game at the exact same setting with almost the exact same framerate. The only time I've ever seen my VRAM climb above 2GB is when playing my heavily modded Skyrim.
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I realize that its not as powerful as if I had sli but you guys still think I would have problems gaming on 3 with settings turned down a bit. Another card is not in budget yet seeing as I already doubled the budget the wife gave. Its a 4gb card btw
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