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Hey, If I go triple monitor I'd need sli for Nvidia surround right?

If I didn't want surround would something like a GT210 work to run the two others with the main one on my 480, or two on the 480 and one on the 210?
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If u just want 3 monitors, im sure that would work, but what are u gonna run on a GT210, wats the point of the 3 screen if u dont want to do surround?
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With a Nvidia graphics card you have to run your cards in SLI to produce one big image is 5760X1080P, as I'm running an Ati card i truly can't confirm that running two Monitors would even display a joined image. But virtually yes you need SLI to run Nvidia surround(Eyefinity).
    
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Originally Posted by Cpyro View Post
If u just want 3 monitors, im sure that would work, but what are u gonna run on a GT210, wats the point of the 3 screen if u dont want to do surround?
extra space? lol
    
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Yes...for surround vision gaming you need sli.
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Yes, and yes
    
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post #7 of 10
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Okay, so I understood surround correctly.

The triple monitor would be more for the extra work space than for gaming.
If I go sli, I'd need to find the $300 just for a bigger gaming space.

Thanks!
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Yes, single card supports only two cards I guess. So you'll need at least two of them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metroidfreak View Post
Hey, If I go triple monitor I'd need sli for Nvidia surround right?

If I didn't want surround would something like a GT210 work to run the two others with the main one on my 480, or two on the 480 and one on the 210?
It should be just fine, as you said, it's not for surround vision, so you'd only need a card good enough to power one or two monitors on the resolution your desktop uses.

If you'll be gaming on your main monitor, I'd leave that in the 480 and run the extra two on the second card, to take the strain off the 480, otherwise two through the 480 and the third through the little GT210.

I did however heard of a few flickering problems when running GT210's on dual Monitors (usually the DVI out one), I dunno if that was rare or what.

If you've got the 210 laying around, give it a shot, otherwise a cheap 240/430 or would be great for temps and just to be on the safe side.
 
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I thought Nvidia cant do triple monitor when ur on SLi mode.. but i saw ppl Using Soft triple head on Nvidia tho
 
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