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Three monitors would be awesome. I did not care for two though. Playing crysis with my crosshair cleft in twain was not fun. It did look awesome at 3840x1200 though
I agree. Two monitors isn't fun for any game where you focus on the "middle" of the screen.

But triple monitor surround is just... jawdropping.

I seriously think this is the biggest upgrade I've made since I got a 3dfx Voodoo card.
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I think you can have the fourth one on the fourth DVI port of the GPUs and keep it seperate. You can pick which monitors are in the Surround array, and where they're positioned. I'll try to get some screenies to demonstrate the control panel. Hang on a tick.

edit: Relevant screenies attached.
Much appreciated. Seeing as how it has an Additional displays option in that second picture it does look like I can do what I want.
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post #23 of 8961
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I'd be really interested in knowing what sort of framerates you get with those 1792MB GTX275s. I am firmly of the opinion that Surround is heavily VRAM limited. Every time I break 1000MB usage on my GTX460's, framerate goes down from a happy 40+ to <8fps...
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Found a bug/issue... for what it's worth...

The Windows 7 Aero feature of mousing over an open program in the Task Bar to get a mini pop up picture of that program is broken in Surround mode. It works fine when they're all separate monitors, but activate Surround and the picture pop up breaks... it's just a text description (usually whatever the program title bar says, eg: "Overclock.net - Overclocking.net - Reply to Topic - Mozilla Firefox" or whatever.

Have to say, it's not a feature I much cared for, so I don't really care that it doesn't appear to be working. But others may thinking differently.

...

Can't seem to get Just Cause 2 running acceptably. I think I might need to go turning the resolution down.
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As far as I know (although I'd need to test it) as long as the monitors have a common resolution, refresh rate and sync polarity, any size can be used together.
I can definitely confirm this. I wanted to try out surround using two extra monitors I had sitting around anyway, and it works great. The monitors are all different brands, screen sizes, native resolutions, native refresh rates, and even different types (two LCD, and one CRT.)

They have to all be hooked up with the same connector, so I used three VGA-DVI adapters to hook them up. I then created a custom resolution of 1024x768 with a 60.001 refresh rate for each one (1024x768 is the highest common resolution, the 60.001 refresh rate is needed for my HP, as I understand it is because of Windows 7 rounding error.)

And even though I am playing games across three different screen sizes, it still seems fluid while playing and is a great experience. I am planning on picking up two more 24" monitors at my earliest convenience. Definitely a surround fan here.
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i would really like to see some in-game banchmarks while running three monitors with 2x 480's. my biggest concern is going from running every game i own with completely maxed out video settings on one monitor at 1920x1080p, to something much less with three monitors. if anyone has any links to this information or personal experience, i would greatly appreciate it.

also, i would like to see this thread as a sticky. great information so far!

edit: i found one article detailing fps numbers on my setup using 2d surround.

nvidia surround technology performance review
Edited by psi_guy - 7/20/10 at 7:15pm
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Have finally had the time to sit down and find the 'magic' setting on Just Cause 2 that makes it playable on 6064x1200 on twin 460's... shadows.

Yes, shadows. Not what I was expecting, I admit.

Turn shadows down to medium, get 35-45fps where before it was anything from 10-20fps. This leaves SSAO and AA off, although I suspect 2xAA might be OK (will try tonight) and GPU water simulation is On. Game doesn't look any less gorgeous when playing, although shadows don't look quite as smooth when there are lots of them (trees)...
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Funny how so many ppl think nvidia surround requires 3D, what is there in 3 monitors attached to 2 cards in sli that makes ppl think it needs 120hz monitors (there's no 3D monitors either, just 3D capable monitors that are 120hz) to get game stretched across all 3 of them.

Just had to point this out.
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Is this possible with one card, two dvi cables and one hdmi?
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Is this possible with one card, two dvi cables and one hdmi?
Only with the GTX295 with twin DVI + one HDMI. Which are rather rare.

As far as 'normal' cards go, each GPU only has two DVI signal transmitters, so can only control two monitors at once, hence the need for two cards. (This is the same reason why ATi EyeFinity needs one monitor on DisplayPort...)
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