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i know the gtx 480 is limited to two display by it's RAMDACS, but could i still game with 3 monitor if i hook up a 260 i have laying around or does it have to be another 480 in sli.
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I believe you can how ever youll get a different frame rate on the 2060
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It has to be 480s in SLI. You can run another monitor off the 260 but not for gaming.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bandrew View Post
It has to be 480s in SLI. You can run another monitor off the 260 but not for gaming.
well that blows. what was nvidia thinking. making it's customers chucking up another gtx 480 just so we use 3 monitors for gaming. these gtx 480 aren't exactly cheap.
Edited by kckyle - 4/6/11 at 9:47pm
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you'll need to add another 480 bud
    
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post #6 of 8
Hes not talking about SLI'ing

I cant be certain but i do believe you can use two different video cards for two outputs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
Hes not talking about SLI'ing

I cant be certain but i do believe you can use two different video cards for two outputs.
I know he isn't talking about SLI, and as I said above you can run another monitor off of the 260. You can not run the third monitor on the 260 in game. The reason why you can use multiple monitors in game is because the drivers make the game treat them as one giant monitor. The game does not know how to send video signal to multiple monitors let alone multiple video cards. It will not work. It is theoretically possible but not with out a complete rewrite of the current drivers and probably modification to the game itself.
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I could have sworn i done it with some 9500gt way back when.
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