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And you do realize, its not 2xx series and up. It's the GTX260 and up only. And on top of that, it REQUIRES Tri SLI or Quad SLI for that to work (with the GTX260 and up cards)....in other words, what MOST people will never have.

Again, mainstream (OCN) usage for Nvidia Surround, it requires a GTS 450 SLI setup or better. Since most people don't use Tri or Quad SLI....even on OCN.
I would really like to see your data.

I have friends who use 3 1080p monitors with two 285s. They sacrifice some AA to get games going well, but again, its very well playable.
The guy I sold him my old 260s is also playing surround with 3 1680x1050 monitors. Also, with two cards.
So it doesn't "REQUIRES" to tri sli anything, let alone 450s (and also 450 performs less than 260 or 285 depends on the game, imagine that).

You stated very firmly that surround works from 4xx and up, which is very much wrong, so please don't snap at me because of your mistake.
Two wrongs don't make it right.

I never said you have to have tri or quad or anything. Its just a matter of how much you lose in quality to get performance. Its not like you have to play at 8xAA every game with a GTS210 and cry every time the game runs at 2FPS.
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Huh ... I thought 'nv surround' meant three screens ... hell, every nV card has supported dual monitors since, like, forever it seems like ... if running on two monitors can count as 'nv Surround' ... then it's really nothing new.

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Errr ... DF? I think you may be confusing 3d Vision w/nV Surround. Derp
Don't know why you think I'm confusing 3d with surround.
I'm talking about 2D surround.

If you connect two monitors, they are still considered as seperate monitors. You can't play on both of them without a special software or the split head.

But, you can set them as 2d surround, and make them one single monitor (with the damn frames in the center).
Been added with one of the drivers.

Even quad+surround is now possible according to the latest drivers (which is not stated on the surround vision page I linked earlier). Worked on my system.
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Don't know why you think I'm confusing 3d with surround.
I'm talking about 2D surround.

If you connect two minitors, they are still considered as seperate monitors. You can't play on both of them without a special software or the split head.

But, you can set them as 2d surround, and make them one single monitor (with the damn frames in the center).
Been added with one of the drivers.

Even quad+surround is now possible according to the latest drivers (which is not stated on the surround vision page I linked earlier). Worked on my system.
I know you meant monitors but this is the 1st thing that popped into my head: an epic minotaur battle! I've had 2 hours of sleep , can you tell?


On a more topic-related note maybe this will help?
http://www.slizone.com/object/sli_multi_monitor.html
Edited by EVILNOK - 1/19/11 at 4:04am
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Haha you are correct

+rep for the minotaur!
Cool picture

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On a more topic-related note maybe this will help?
http://www.slizone.com/object/sli_multi_monitor.html
Yeah its pretty much the same thing
Both are out-dated tho, except nvidia one also has the 5xx cards on that list.
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