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oh really? i thought if u just run the cards separately and connect 2 monitors to each, you should have a 6 screens set up. sounds logical. you should ask the driver support team to make sure.
You answered this below.

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as for gaming in SLI, 3 screens is max.
For regular desktop usage you definitely can plug in 2 monitors per GPU and it will display all 6 however which way he desires. However, SLI cannot be enabled, which also means Surround cannot be enabled, thus no ability to make one giant 6-monitor-spanned screen. Like you said, as soon as SLI is enabled, only 3 monitors become usable - the other 3 turn off.
     
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that is severely disappointing... and the max with eye infinity is 5... right?
I thought it was 6, through the Eyefinity 6 cards. I know the newer HD6000 series now provide an extra odd-numbered combination, which is a 5 monitor setup.

Although it would be interesting if it was possible to multiply those configurations using Crossfire. But you would have to ask the AMD guys about that.
     
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I thought it was 6, through the Eyefinity 6 cards. I know the newer HD6000 series now provide an extra odd-numbered combination, which is a 5 monitor setup.

Although it would be interesting if it was possible to multiply those configurations using Crossfire. But you would have to ask the AMD guys about that.
ty... im not much of an AMD guy, so i didnt know there were an eyefinity 6 cards... and that could be amazing if you could get like a 20 monitor panel from quad fire
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ty... im not much of an AMD guy, so i didnt know there were an eyefinity 6 cards... and that could be amazing if you could get like a 20 monitor panel from quad fire
Lol...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pikturz/4337682287/
     
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post #15 of 34
eyefinity can do 6.

Currently Surround can only do 3.

And you have a pentium D with 3 470s.....your priorities are messed up bro.
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i had 1, then my friend gave me 2 more for free when he upgraded to 580s... trust me, i would have bought a new processor before tri SLI of they GPUs weren't free
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i had 1, then my friend gave me 2 more for free when he upgraded to 580s... trust me, i would have bought a new processor before tri SLI of they GPUs weren't free
Wow! Lucky you! I wish I had friends like that.

Sadly I have a friend that always seems to ask if I have any "spare parts" around.
     
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skip to 2:30 on the second vid
Edited by HAGNK - 3/20/11 at 9:43pm
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Wow! Lucky you! I wish I had friends like that.

Sadly I have a friend that always seems to ask if I have any "spare parts" around.
lol... i have friends like those too... but, considering my entire family gives me their old computers when they upgrade (im the only computer person), i generally have the parts they are looking for in abundance
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looks like i will probably have to go with AMD for my next GPU update then i need to lean more about them... now i just have one more question... ow many monitors can i fit on my wall? lol ... thanks for the vids
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