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Yep, Nvidia can only run 2 displays per card, which is why surround gaming is SLI only. Something I plan on getting later this year.
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You have 2 GTX480's, that will be enough to play any game in surround.Believe me, you'll never go back to a single screen!
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter View Post
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...)
So even though my card has 1 hdmi and two dvi I can't do it?
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nope.....
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Originally Posted by maxhudson View Post
So even though my card has 1 hdmi and two dvi I can't do it?
Unfortunately not. The HDMI shares the same timing transmitter/controller as one of the DVI ports. Enabling (using) one disables the other.
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Got a pair of 2GB GTX460s winging their way to me on Monday, so I'll be able to test about that VRAM Surround limitation hypothesis.

Anyone got any games in particular tested? List 'em, and if I've got 'em, I'll run 'em.

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Aliens vs. Predator
Dirt 2
Just Cause 2
Metro 2033 (???)
Burnout Paradise
Half Life 2: Lost Coast
Devil May Cry 4 (???)
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Some preliminary results as a teaser; I need to do lots more games and some pretty graphs. It's gonna take a while as I'm recording VRAM usage etc too. Whether that makes it into the final review or not... who knows?

Anyway:

Aliens vs. Predator (2010): (Min/Avg/Max)
1920 x 1200/Very High/High/16xAF/SSAO On/TS On/AS On/0xAA: 34/56/89 1009MB VRAM
1920 x 1200/Very High/High/16xAF/SSAO On/TS On/AS On/4xAA: 24/39/69 1020MB VRAM

5760 x 1200/Very High/High/16xAF/SSAO On/TS On/AS On/0xAA: 13/27/33 1023MB VRAM
5760 x 1200/Very High/High/16xAF/SSAO On/TS On/AS On/4xAA: 1/1/1 1023MB VRAM

6064 x 1200/Very High/High/16xAF/SSAO On/TS On/AS On/0xAA: 6/22/26 1023MB VRAM
6064 x 1200/Very High/High/16xAF/SSAO On/TS On/AS On/4xAA: CRASH ???MB VRAM

There is definitely something up with DX11, Surround and Anti-Aliasing, as it doesn't matter whether I set everything to minimum/off or not... it's always 1FPS at 5760x1200 on a 1GB card. 6064x1200 and AA always crashes, so I think it's bezel correction related. Notice how when it's using 1023MB of VRAM the framerate nosedives? It's swapping to system RAM for textures. The more it needs to swap, the slower it gets. Will be interesting to see what a 2GB card does... if it does it differently at all...
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going to bump this up as i have a question and this seems like the best thread to put it in
will 2 GTX460s the 768MB versions be good enough for 2D surround?
am currently working on OC'ing the cards
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Don't we all love revivals
I am curious as to the 2Gb vs 1Gb results.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Strawberry View Post
going to bump this up as i have a question and this seems like the best thread to put it in
will 2 GTX460s the 768MB versions be good enough for 2D surround?
am currently working on OC'ing the cards
Depends on the resolution. 1GB cards choke fast. 768MB cards will choke even quicker.

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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post
Don't we all love revivals
I am curious as to the 2Gb vs 1Gb results.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8016...ream-card.html
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