Originally Posted by BabyHerc
Sooo, do they disply the same thing (mirror image) or does each monitor display it's own thing? Like, play games on GPU 1 then have movie playing on the other? Do you need two mouses?
Well, I suppose you've found your answers by now, but..........
Multi monitor support has been built into Windows since Win98se that I know of. Just slap in two video cards or one that has two outputs (usually VGA and DMI), hook up a second monitor, and you're there.
Yes, each monitor can be a separate desktop. Or, you can spread one desktop over all the monitors ...it's all there, whatever you want, any way you want it. Different resolutions on each monitor, no problem. One of the "problems" though with using multiple monitors is that once you try it, you can never go back to only one! All my daily use boxes for the last 10-12 years have been multiple (up to 4) monitor setups.
As for gaming, alas, most games do not support multiple monitors. Simply, they "take over" the video function from Windows. And, before you ask, no...you can not run dual monitors in SLI nor Crossfire.
As for two "mouses", well MS did release some software to allow two mice at the same time, but I never got around to trying it. Would be kinda useless, wouldn't it?