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Hi there,

I'm currently using 3 monitors with my rig powered by a single 680 and a single 260. I only game on the centre monitor and have no intentions of going surround.

Let's say I wanted to go SLI with the 680's and drop the 260 from the rig, would I be right in saying that I couldn't connect 1 monitor to GPU0 and 2 to GPU1 and use SLI on a game with my single centre monitor?

I tried this a while ago when I had some 470's. After reading on the net, it appeared that I had to have 3 GPU's to do the desired setup. So the centre monitor would have to be hooked up to GPU0, nothing to GPU1 and then the remaining 2 monitors connected to GPU2.

Has anything changed since or is this still going to be the case? Hopefully, I explained the situation as well as I could.
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You could connect it as if using surround and in nvidia control panel just select maximize 3d performance for sli on a single monitor. This way you also have the option for surround if you want.Just make sure you also set your center monitor as your primary and that its plugged to the first card.

And no. 3 cards aren't needed.
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ah right, this must have been changed with the 600 series then as I'm pretty sure that it wasn't possible with the 400 series.

Thanks for your comments rep+
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