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gingerbee March 22, 2012 06:26 PM

sli with 3 monitors
 
but not spanning is is possible any help thanks all :thumb:

ipaine March 22, 2012 06:33 PM

I don't get what you mean by not spanning. Do you mean mirroring the same display across all 3 monitors? Or do you mean having each monitor separate in the properties? So like 3 1920x1080 monitors instead of one 5760x1080?

jibz March 22, 2012 07:14 PM

I believe with latest drivers and tri-sli you can run all displays with two way SLI for the displays plugged into card 1.

Overall I find the solutions for 3 monitors to be weak. I moved back down to two (one 27inch and one 23 inch)

gingerbee March 22, 2012 07:48 PM

3 x 1080p and running sli on the 1 monitor i game on is all

ZZLEE March 22, 2012 09:25 PM

You can run the same om three or three differnt feeds. or span two and watch youtube on the therd.

jibz March 22, 2012 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gingerbee (Post 613846)
3 x 1080p and running sli on the 1 monitor i game on is all

The downfall of SLI.

You can do 2 monitors and SLI, 3 monitors non SLI or 1 virtual monitor SLI(requiring many third party programs to be day-day functional).

Best you can do is get a $30 gt210 to drive your third monitor and SLI you're main.

Running 3 monitors is a pain.

Arinoth March 23, 2012 04:19 AM

The exception now seems to be the GTX 680, which can run 3 monitors (in nvidia surround it looks like) all by itself.

KaptCrunch March 23, 2012 04:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gingerbee (Post 613817)
but not spanning is is possible any help thanks all :thumb:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ipaine (Post 613820)
I don't get what you mean by not spanning. Do you mean mirroring the same display across all 3 monitors? Or do you mean having each monitor separate in the properties? So like 3 1920x1080 monitors instead of one 5760x1080?


panoramic view is the correct word but the moniter frames get in the way

http://www.panoramicimages.com/user_...otographer.gif

gingerbee March 25, 2012 06:56 PM

ya it seems the easy way is to get a cheap nvidia card for the 3rd thanks all

jibz March 25, 2012 07:29 PM

Actually there is a hack to use the 300 series drivers for the 680s on previous generation cards. It may support the improved Nvidia surround with center-monitor task bar and a few changes. Not sure how games that only support up to 16x9(max) resolution will react. I assume that 16x9 games and ones you set to that aspect will only run on the middle monitor but black out you're others while in full screen mode, requiring you to play windowed.


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