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In a multi monitor setup and each monitor is running at different resolutions and different Hz. How would this affect the video cards?

For example,
Monitor 1: 2560x1440 at 60hz
Monitor 2: 2560x1440 at 120hz
Monitor 3: 1920x1080 at 144hz
How would this affect the video cards?
ie: more heat? can die faster/sooner? etc
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Any effect would be negligible.
    
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I'm not sure if you can run multiple monitors at different hz, but you certainly can at different resolutions. It's not going to degrade the video card any more than running matched resolution monitors.

Typically when running multiple monitors, the video card will run at a higher frequency. Like let's say with one monitor your idle GPU frequency would be 100mhz, but if you are driving more than 1 monitor 400mhz. And then in 3d applications it would ramp up to full frequency. So at full load it would be about the same, but when doing 2D stuff there will be slightly higher power draw and slightly more heat. Will it make it die sooner? Maybe but it should be a negligible difference.
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