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Back to Nvidia surround, had some issues with a bad amd card. I'm going to stick with Nvidia for a while thumb.gif
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Getting two more gpu tomorrow to start up Surround again.
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Back to Nvidia surround, had some issues with a bad amd card. I'm going to stick with Nvidia for a while thumb.gif

Bad AMD card... Sounds like blasphemy... tongue.gif
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Hey Question

Since I cant get 4 displays with surround on 500 series cards, what if I use a USB to HDMI/ adapter? like this
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0360064
Would that effect my system to much or would the drivers fight each other?

Would it work at all?
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Sorry I've not been around, folks; moving was a lot more trouble than anticipated, then various other bad stuff happened. I am around, just not on as much as I'd like.
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Can add me to the club.
First time surround user bought three Dell U2412Ms and am running them at a 3880x1920P resolution in portrait. The change from a single monitor is intense. Will be removing the bezels when I can find the right tape to mount the panel properly to the floating box/stand. Powered by a GTX 690 but selling it due to it not having enough VRAM. Will replace with EVGA GTX 680 4GB + Backplate SLI watercooled with koolance full cover blocks.
Anyone else running GTX 680 4GB SLI and able to offer some insight into their experiences?
I'll add you to the Surround Gamers list in the original thread.

About all I can comment on with Surround and SLI is that they play together a lot better than CrossFireX and EyeFinity. wink.gif
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Back to Nvidia surround, had some issues with a bad amd card. I'm going to stick with Nvidia for a while thumb.gif
Was given a 6970 a couple of weeks ago. When I get the time, I'll check that it works but it won't become my primary system. Will serve its time in an OpenCL box.
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Bad AMD card... Sounds like blasphemy... tongue.gif
To be fair (and I know I'm saying this in an nVidia forum) I've probably had just as many issues with nVidia as I have with AMD/ATi. For me, they're about equal. My recent woe on the nVidia front has been an accessory display - for some reason, 301.10, 301.42 and 304.79beta all have an issue where if you come out of a game, despite the desktop saying it's back to non-bezel corrected resolutions (5760x1200) it actually isn't, and everything is blurry to boot.

The only fix I found was to disable bezel corrected resolutions. Hardly ideal, but I've found myself playing without bezel correction recently.
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Hey Question
Since I cant get 4 displays with surround on 500 series cards, what if I use a USB to HDMI/ adapter? like this
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0360064
Would that effect my system to much or would the drivers fight each other?
Would it work at all?
In general, anything that involves the words "USB" and "monitors" in the same sentence is a recipe for a headache - especially when you mix in exotic setups like EyeFinity/CrossFireX/Surround/SLI. I thought about trying it briefly, but did some reading around about it... when even the manufacturers recommend not using exotic graphics setups with a USB monitor, you know you're gonna have problems.

That said, if you want to give it a try, please do and report back - if it's a success, that'll be awesome. biggrin.gif
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I have gtx680 and I have a lot of monitors, but I dont like to use nvidia surround. The reason for me is :
1. worse desktop experience
2. cant play a lot of games out there with nvidia surround (not compatible/bug with the game).
3. dont see a full hd bluray movie need nvidia surround
I dont like a lot of monitors/cables in my table, while some games just give me headache biggrin.gif
For games that works with nvidia surround.. yes.. I like the "wide" experience
But this is just my opinion, maybe next year I will use it.
Fair play, to each their own. But you know it's not that hard to toggle between the two (Surround/Extended)? Also, vast improvements have been made since the 300 series driver release... it fixed most of my issues with Surround.

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Getting two more gpu tomorrow to start up Surround again.
Welcome back to the fold. wink.gif

...

Added Sexparty to the Surround Users List, as he asked to be in the other thread (which I need to do something about...)

...

An up-to-date picture of my setup will be coming in the hopefully not-too-distant future. I bought a ScanFX 6-monitor stand to run 3x1L+1 accessory (that was the only way to get four monitors on one stand in a doable way). I took lots of pics so expect a review of that on its way, too. Overall it's not a bad stand; price was pretty good too, although it's 50% more expensive than just a triple stand.
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I just want the fourth display for Hardware monitoring while gaming or Netflix while gaming. I dont wanna have a 4 monitor wide screen. I'm still getting used to 3.
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I just want the fourth display for Hardware monitoring while gaming or Netflix while gaming. I dont wanna have a 4 monitor wide screen. I'm still getting used to 3.
Doesn't matter - I investigated USB monitors with the same idea in mind - a system monitor... monitor. Like the LCD in a G15, but with more flexibility. There appears to be something about USB monitor drivers and Windows that plays havoc on exotic GPU/monitor combos.

I'm playing with 3x1 landscape with a fourth monitor as an accessory display at the minute. It's working OK for the most part, but most of the Rainmeter skins I've found are too small to see easily with just a quick glance... I'm putting my own together, but I'm fussy and it currently it looks pretty ugly.
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Doesn't matter - I investigated USB monitors with the same idea in mind - a system monitor... monitor. Like the LCD in a G15, but with more flexibility. There appears to be something about USB monitor drivers and Windows that plays havoc on exotic GPU/monitor combos.
I'm playing with 3x1 landscape with a fourth monitor as an accessory display at the minute. It's working OK for the most part, but most of the Rainmeter skins I've found are too small to see easily with just a quick glance... I'm putting my own together, but I'm fussy and it currently it looks pretty ugly.
Ok then. I guess I'm just gonna have to get 660ti sli or use a 660ti with a 550ti for extra display/physx till I get another 660ti.
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Ok then. I guess I'm just gonna have to get 660ti sli or use a 660ti with a 550ti for extra display/physx till I get another 660ti.

Galaxy makes a GTX 580, 570, and 560 ti that supports four screens:

http://www.galaxytechus.com/usa/productview.aspx?id=165

They're called "MDT". Very hard to find and a bit expensive due to their exclusivity. Here's one for sale @ hardforums.com:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1708983&highlight=galaxy+gtx+580

I think this guy is an ocn member. A lot of these guys are, just hit him up there or here.

edit: found a few more on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Computer-Components-Parts-/175673/i.html?_nkw=galaxy+mdt
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