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I've got SLI'd GTX 570's and just recently installed a second monitor. Got me to thinking: how should I hook up my monitors? Right now I've got them both in GPU1, and it's running about 10C hotter than GPU2. Should I send one to GPU1 and the other to GPU2? Should I hook both up to GPU2, leaving GPU1 free and clear to handle anything that can't take advantage of SLI?

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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According to Nvidia, you can do SLI 570 however you want:
Maximum Resolution: 2560x1600 per display
> Maximum Displays: 2

Special Instructions:
> Displays can be connected anywhere.
> Orientation can be defined per display.

From here: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/system-requirements

Every rig is different, so I would suggest testing to see what works best.
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Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

According to Nvidia, you can do SLI 570 however you want:
Maximum Resolution: 2560x1600 per display
> Maximum Displays: 2

Special Instructions:
> Displays can be connected anywhere.
> Orientation can be defined per display.

From here: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/system-requirements

Every rig is different, so I would suggest testing to see what works best.

I saw the same thing, but I was looking to get some real-world info from the people that actually experiment with this stuff. Figured I'd put the question out there for folks who would know, first. Also, I don't know if my theory even makes any sense. Can GPU1 be left without any monitors to do the majority of the graphics work, and then send that out GPU2 to the monitor?
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