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10-25-2018 12:50 PM
gamervivek
Quote: Originally Posted by nolive721 View Post
thank you for the detailed feedback

I have just stepped up from a GTX1080 that was running fine my 3 monitors at 5760x1080. the 1080ti I got installed few days ago is a beast hence the thinking about replacing the center one with 4k

What I was thinking would be to game in 2 different set-up types, extended mode with 3 monitors at 1080p and PC screen running the 4k monitor only

I was really hoping NVIDIA surround could allow me to do so toggling windows mode whenever needed.

disappointing and since Gsync monitors are atrociously pricey over here in Japan, thats not an Option

will do some more research maybe some people managed to achieve what I am trying to but thanks again for yourinput
Recently it was found that you can use the recent AMD APU with nvidia discrete card to get freesync. I think it can also do multi-monitor with mixed resolutions but not sure how 4k would fare, if you can get enough display outs. I'm pretty confident about it being able to do 2560x1080 in the middle screen.

I'm using this utility which can do the same with a discrete AMD card and can get 1080Ti to output in 6400x1080 resolution,

https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/co...d_output_to_a/


It's not perfect and is pcie limited in my case, but it works, and you can even get the middle screen with freesync.
10-05-2018 08:43 AM
Doubletap1911
Quote: Originally Posted by Burke888 View Post
Is there anyway to run Nvidia Surround using the following configuration?

LEFT: ASUS ROG Swift (2560x1440 16:9)
CENTER: Alienware Ultrawide (3440x1440 21:9)
RIGHT: ASUS ROG Swift (2560x1440 16:9)

So far I haven't been able to do it. All have Gsync and I set all three monitors to 120Hz refresh rate but still not luck.

Thanks!
No. All monitors have to run at the same resolution and refresh rate.



Quote: Originally Posted by nolive721 View Post
thank you for the detailed feedback

I have just stepped up from a GTX1080 that was running fine my 3 monitors at 5760x1080. the 1080ti I got installed few days ago is a beast hence the thinking about replacing the center one with 4k

What I was thinking would be to game in 2 different set-up types, extended mode with 3 monitors at 1080p and PC screen running the 4k monitor only

I was really hoping NVIDIA surround could allow me to do so toggling windows mode whenever needed.

disappointing and since Gsync monitors are atrociously pricey over here in Japan, thats not an Option

will do some more research maybe some people managed to achieve what I am trying to but thanks again for yourinput
You can probably do that, but you would need to turn surround off to switch your 4k monitor from 1080P back to 4K.

It's not that turning surround on and off is so bad by it's self, but depending on your setup, you may have to close a lot of apps - and sometimes background apps that will require you to chase them down in task manager and then close them.

On my system, it's usually Origin, Amazon music, Creative gaming software and 2-4 other apps.

I leave my system in surround 100% of the time - if a game won't run in surround, I've always been able to run it at 2560x1440 on the center screen without having to disable surround.

So I would say again - you can switch between 4K and 1080Px3 and back, but there will be a lot of friction and you will probably get very tired of it and just leave it in one mode or the other. Just because something is possible, doesn't mean it's good to live with.

I put a lot of time into setting up my monitor arms so that my top 27" VA monitor can drop down and replace the 24" TN monitor for watching TV/Movies because they look so much better on a VA panel. It seemed like a great idea - the Dell S2417DG is great for games, but terrible for video so why not have both?

You can see what I'm talking about if you scroll half way through this gallery: https://imgur.com/a/lKj4zcL

It takes about 15 seconds to reconfigure everything, but you know what? After the first few days, I've never done it. Too disruptive. My guess is that you'll end up the same way.
10-04-2018 05:59 PM
nolive721
Quote: Originally Posted by Doubletap1911 View Post
NV Surround does not support mixed resolution.

You would have to run 5760x1080 which should run just fine on a 1080 Ti (I run 7860x1440 on a single Ti)

How hard is it to force your 4k monitor into 1080 so it can be recognized as part of the surround array?

No idea, but my best guess is that it will be a pain.

I've been running surround for about 7 years and I can tell you that the best experience and best compatibility is on matched monitors.

As much as I like my setup, if I could have found 1080P 144hz G-sync monitors for a decent price ($350ish), I would have stayed with 1080P for the frame rates but most 1080P G-Sync monitors are expensive, super high refresh rate (180/240Hz) panels for $500-600 which is pointless when Surround limits you to 144hz anyway.

I'm in the minority, but I don't think 4k is worth the fps loss and I'd choose NV Surround over 4k every single time.
thank you for the detailed feedback

I have just stepped up from a GTX1080 that was running fine my 3 monitors at 5760x1080. the 1080ti I got installed few days ago is a beast hence the thinking about replacing the center one with 4k

What I was thinking would be to game in 2 different set-up types, extended mode with 3 monitors at 1080p and PC screen running the 4k monitor only

I was really hoping NVIDIA surround could allow me to do so toggling windows mode whenever needed.

disappointing and since Gsync monitors are atrociously pricey over here in Japan, thats not an Option

will do some more research maybe some people managed to achieve what I am trying to but thanks again for yourinput
10-04-2018 03:51 PM
Burke888 Is there anyway to run Nvidia Surround using the following configuration?

LEFT: ASUS ROG Swift (2560x1440 16:9)
CENTER: Alienware Ultrawide (3440x1440 21:9)
RIGHT: ASUS ROG Swift (2560x1440 16:9)

So far I haven't been able to do it. All have Gsync and I set all three monitors to 120Hz refresh rate but still not luck.

Thanks!
10-04-2018 03:37 PM
Doubletap1911
Quote: Originally Posted by nolive721 View Post
just found this thread since I am currently considering to modify my triple screen set-up

I am currently running 3 x 1080p panels and would like to replace the center one with a 4k model but still be able to play games on Surround (I have a 1080ti)

will that work with all panels in their native max resolution (center 4k, 2 sides 1080p) or will I have to downscale the 4k monitor to whatever resolution is compatible?

Sorry if this has been answered thousands of times but I am not clear yet
NV Surround does not support mixed resolution.

You would have to run 5760x1080 which should run just fine on a 1080 Ti (I run 7860x1440 on a single Ti)

How hard is it to force your 4k monitor into 1080 so it can be recognized as part of the surround array?

No idea, but my best guess is that it will be a pain.

I've been running surround for about 7 years and I can tell you that the best experience and best compatibility is on matched monitors.

As much as I like my setup, if I could have found 1080P 144hz G-sync monitors for a decent price ($350ish), I would have stayed with 1080P for the frame rates but most 1080P G-Sync monitors are expensive, super high refresh rate (180/240Hz) panels for $500-600 which is pointless when Surround limits you to 144hz anyway.

I'm in the minority, but I don't think 4k is worth the fps loss and I'd choose NV Surround over 4k every single time.
10-03-2018 08:54 PM
nolive721 just found this thread since I am currently considering to modify my triple screen set-up

I am currently running 3 x 1080p panels and would like to replace the center one with a 4k model but still be able to play games on Surround (I have a 1080ti)

will that work with all panels in their native max resolution (center 4k, 2 sides 1080p) or will I have to downscale the 4k monitor to whatever resolution is compatible?

Sorry if this has been answered thousands of times but I am not clear yet
10-03-2018 08:20 PM
Barefooter
Quote: Originally Posted by iPEN View Post
Just updated my rig with a 2080 Ti. Preliminary tests with Shadow of the Tomb Raider show pretty good results, the game being smoothly playable at 40+ fps (VH - 7820x1440)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GbMv1SfSkU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ClblIWyA84
Awesome! Thanks for sharing that
10-03-2018 06:40 PM
iPEN Just updated my rig with a 2080 Ti. Preliminary tests with Shadow of the Tomb Raider show pretty good results, the game being smoothly playable at 40+ fps (VH - 7820x1440)


11-21-2017 03:25 PM
Ultisym
Quote:
Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

Yeah, I've ran triple monitor before, but they were all different sizes and aspect ratios. How does the aero snap work in eyefinity/surround? It I love to toss a fullscreen youtube video in one monitor, but I can't imagine that would work when windows thinks it's one big one.

I havnt had an issue with items not snapping to the screen i place them in for a long time. Mostly only legacy software will do that anymore.
11-21-2017 01:38 PM
nvidiaftw12

Yeah, I've ran triple monitor before, but they were all different sizes and aspect ratios. How does the aero snap work in eyefinity/surround? It I love to toss a fullscreen youtube video in one monitor, but I can't imagine that would work when windows thinks it's one big one.

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