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post #1 of 12
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So I have a GTX 580 and a GTS 450 as a physx card.

Currently I have a BenQ XL2410T and an Asus 24". I want to add a third monitor. Can I plug it into my physx card and have it work?

What is the alternative to buying a second 580?

thanks!
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post #2 of 12
You will have to have an SLI set up. So no, your physx card wont work for Nvidia Surround. Yes, you will have to buy another 580 or sell the one you have and buy 2 cards with the cash.
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post #3 of 12
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frrrick! 2 GTX 560's then maybe, or 2 570's. I can get a pretty good deal.
Edited by Spandy87 - 3/10/11 at 1:33am
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post #4 of 12
What you can do is, theres a program called softTH. You download and install it, and it will make it so the gtx 580 does all the rendering, and the gts 450 is just used for one input. You couldn't use the gts 450 for physx anymore though. I have heard that the program doesn't work in some cases, so I would just get one more 580.
    
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post #5 of 12
do you want nvidia surround or just the use of 3 monitors?
    
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post #6 of 12
Sell your Nvidia and get an ATI =D

(Easiest solution, and some $ in the pocket)

580 for a 6950 unlocked and 200$ in your wallet = win win?

And best of all you can keep your 450 for Physx =)
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post #7 of 12
i actually do this... benq 22" with surrounding dell 19"... off my gtx260 as main and a 7300gx powering the 19s.

use ultramon for my destop and softTH for most games. works out quite well.
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post #8 of 12
Except that the 580 will crush the AMD cards, and nvidia surround is a much better setup - beyond that, if your running a triple monitor resolution, you will want to keep the 580 and grab another one, I had to switch from 470's to 580's when I went to triple monitor because I was running out of video memory. You can't really go wrong with having two of the fastest single GPU's on earth
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Except that the 580 will crush the AMD cards, and nvidia surround is a much better setup - beyond that, if your running a triple monitor resolution, you will want to keep the 580 and grab another one, I had to switch from 470's to 580's when I went to triple monitor because I was running out of video memory. You can't really go wrong with having two of the fastest single GPU's on earth
Yes yes crushes AMD cards but depends what Value in your wallet is, $/Fps 6950 walks all over the 580.

For the price of a 580 you can almost crossfire 6950's, and that sir does beat a 580, not to mention up to 6 monitors.
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post #10 of 12
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Trust me, I won't be going ati again. Had enough trouble there.

Nvidia surround would be nice but I don't care THAT much about it. I mainly just want to extend the desktop.

Will that UV 19 thing (USB to DVI) work?
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