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Can you hook up the 2 DVI's to 2 monitors and the mini HDMI to a 3rd ??
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no, you need 2 gfx cards to run 3 monitors with nvida; the 3rd monitor must be on the 2nd card.
 
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Thats what I thought..
If you run the 3rd monitor to the 2nd card then you can't use SLI ?
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can you use 4 monitors with 2 gpus?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by paceee View Post
can you use 4 monitors with 2 gpus?
I think you can , just not in sli ???
Edited by jmcu - 12/20/10 at 7:00pm
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post #6 of 9
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Thanks SideRulz for the info...

It looks like 3 monitors on 2 cards still supports SLI




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Quote:
Originally Posted by jmcu View Post
Thanks SideRulz for the info...

It looks like 3 monitors on 2 cards still supports SLI
Not exactly. This is surround vision support.

In order to run 3 monitors on 2 cards and SLI, you need the exact same type of monitors (same resolution, same refresh rate).
This will make your desktop recognize all 3 monitors as a single screen, unlike multi-monitor, which are recognized as different screens.

Surround vision is like eyefinity. It allows you to play a game accross all 3 monitors at the same time, with any need for special connectors.

If he just wants to plug a third monitor to view stuff, it won't work and it will break your SLI.
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Thanks for clearing that up.. I think.. lol

So.... the only way to run 3 monitors and still have SLI would be..
3 cards and only 2 would be in sli with the 3rd card for the 3rd monitor ????
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the only card you can run 3 screen off native with all the nice 3d vision features... is the 295... because it has internal SLI
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