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I just ordered my 680 yesterday and have access to 4 monitors. I currently use 3 and looking to use the forth for my play list while gaming. I know that if I choose to use the display port as one of the three 3d surround monitors I need an active adapter. However, to use it as the forth spare will the cheaper passive adapter work?
I just ordered my 680 yesterday and have access to 4 monitors. I currently use 3 and looking to use the forth for my play list while gaming. I know that if I choose to use the display port as one of the three 3d surround monitors I need an active adapter. However, to use it as the forth spare will the cheaper passive adapter work?

#1
Posted 03/23/2012 02:38 PM   
Check the display adapters on the back of your GPU.

Typical for a GeForce GTX 680 is 2 DVI, 1 DisplayPort and 1 HDMI. HDMI doesn't provide sufficient bandwidth for 3D Vision, so you would need to use both DVIs and the DisplayPort with an active DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter for 3D Vision Surround. This leaves HDMI for your accessory display.

If your board has 2 DisplayPorts, then the non-active DisplayPort to single-link DVI adapter is sufficient for your accessory display in resolutions up to 1920x1200.

Hope this helps!


Amorphous

[quote name='Kogashuko' date='23 March 2012 - 07:38 AM' timestamp='1332513524' post='1386856']
I just ordered my 680 yesterday and have access to 4 monitors. I currently use 3 and looking to use the forth for my play list while gaming. I know that if I choose to use the display port as one of the three 3d surround monitors I need an active adapter. However, to use it as the forth spare will the cheaper passive adapter work?
[/quote]
Check the display adapters on the back of your GPU.



Typical for a GeForce GTX 680 is 2 DVI, 1 DisplayPort and 1 HDMI. HDMI doesn't provide sufficient bandwidth for 3D Vision, so you would need to use both DVIs and the DisplayPort with an active DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter for 3D Vision Surround. This leaves HDMI for your accessory display.



If your board has 2 DisplayPorts, then the non-active DisplayPort to single-link DVI adapter is sufficient for your accessory display in resolutions up to 1920x1200.



Hope this helps!





Amorphous



[quote name='Kogashuko' date='23 March 2012 - 07:38 AM' timestamp='1332513524' post='1386856']

I just ordered my 680 yesterday and have access to 4 monitors. I currently use 3 and looking to use the forth for my play list while gaming. I know that if I choose to use the display port as one of the three 3d surround monitors I need an active adapter. However, to use it as the forth spare will the cheaper passive adapter work?

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#2
Posted 03/23/2012 05:36 PM   
Hi

Can you please list the exact make and model of all of your monitors and list which are the Surround monitors and which is the Accessory Display.

Please also confirm you are trying to run 2D Surround or 3D Vision Surround.
Hi



Can you please list the exact make and model of all of your monitors and list which are the Surround monitors and which is the Accessory Display.



Please also confirm you are trying to run 2D Surround or 3D Vision Surround.

#3
Posted 03/23/2012 07:00 PM   
I guess I didnt make it clear, I will not be using 3D vision. I have 3 27 inch monitors that I will be running in HDMI or DVI to HDMI just like my duel 460 cards. The only difference is that I will have a spare display port instead of an extra DVI port.

Just to push the extra display will the display port to hdmi adapter work with the passive model or does it always have to be powered with the 680 ramdec? That is all I need to know, I will not be running vision on it or pushing anything other than an HDMI flat panel.
I guess I didnt make it clear, I will not be using 3D vision. I have 3 27 inch monitors that I will be running in HDMI or DVI to HDMI just like my duel 460 cards. The only difference is that I will have a spare display port instead of an extra DVI port.



Just to push the extra display will the display port to hdmi adapter work with the passive model or does it always have to be powered with the 680 ramdec? That is all I need to know, I will not be running vision on it or pushing anything other than an HDMI flat panel.

#4
Posted 03/23/2012 07:15 PM   
Hello I just received 2 GTX 680's today and although I am excited, displayport is not working on my Samsung S23A750D monitor...I can only get the monitor to detect signal from HDMI with 60htz. I have tried both cards individually so I know it is not a faulty port. Also, DP worked fine on my 7970's I just sold to come back to Nvidia! Is this a driver issue on your end, and if so, anything in the works???

Please advice ASAP as I dont want to send the monitor for servicing if I dont have to.

Thanks,
Hello I just received 2 GTX 680's today and although I am excited, displayport is not working on my Samsung S23A750D monitor...I can only get the monitor to detect signal from HDMI with 60htz. I have tried both cards individually so I know it is not a faulty port. Also, DP worked fine on my 7970's I just sold to come back to Nvidia! Is this a driver issue on your end, and if so, anything in the works???



Please advice ASAP as I dont want to send the monitor for servicing if I dont have to.



Thanks,

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#5
Posted 03/23/2012 08:08 PM   
Hi All

I have asked Manuel from our support team to monitor this thread. We will respond shortly.

In summary though I am fairly confident its NOT a GPU issue, we believe its a a driver issue that can be fixed.
Hi All



I have asked Manuel from our support team to monitor this thread. We will respond shortly.



In summary though I am fairly confident its NOT a GPU issue, we believe its a a driver issue that can be fixed.

#6
Posted 03/23/2012 09:54 PM   
[quote name='andrewf@nvidia' date='23 March 2012 - 04:54 PM' timestamp='1332539644' post='1387033']
Hi All

I have asked Manuel from our support team to monitor this thread. We will respond shortly.

In summary though I am fairly confident its NOT a GPU issue, we believe its a a driver issue that can be fixed.
[/quote]


That is reassuring and thanks for the prompt update.
[quote name='andrewf@nvidia' date='23 March 2012 - 04:54 PM' timestamp='1332539644' post='1387033']

Hi All



I have asked Manuel from our support team to monitor this thread. We will respond shortly.



In summary though I am fairly confident its NOT a GPU issue, we believe its a a driver issue that can be fixed.







That is reassuring and thanks for the prompt update.

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#7
Posted 03/23/2012 10:03 PM   
[quote name='Sir_Gawain' date='23 March 2012 - 06:03 PM' timestamp='1332540231' post='1387037']
That is reassuring and thanks for the prompt update.
[/quote]

Did you use an active or passive adapter?

According to AMD a passive adapter will only work on certain outputs without eyefinity.

I guess it might require an active adapter. I really wish they had just put another DVI port on there. Oh well. Thanks for the help.
[quote name='Sir_Gawain' date='23 March 2012 - 06:03 PM' timestamp='1332540231' post='1387037']

That is reassuring and thanks for the prompt update.





Did you use an active or passive adapter?



According to AMD a passive adapter will only work on certain outputs without eyefinity.



I guess it might require an active adapter. I really wish they had just put another DVI port on there. Oh well. Thanks for the help.

#8
Posted 03/23/2012 10:50 PM   
[quote name='Kogashuko' date='23 March 2012 - 04:50 PM' timestamp='1332543038' post='1387055']
Did you use an active or passive adapter?

According to AMD a passive adapter will only work on certain outputs without eyefinity.

I guess it might require an active adapter. I really wish they had just put another DVI port on there. Oh well. Thanks for the help.
[/quote]

Hi

Lets not confuse this thread with restrictions that apply to third party GPUs and not NVIDIA's.
[quote name='Kogashuko' date='23 March 2012 - 04:50 PM' timestamp='1332543038' post='1387055']

Did you use an active or passive adapter?



According to AMD a passive adapter will only work on certain outputs without eyefinity.



I guess it might require an active adapter. I really wish they had just put another DVI port on there. Oh well. Thanks for the help.





Hi



Lets not confuse this thread with restrictions that apply to third party GPUs and not NVIDIA's.

#9
Posted 03/23/2012 10:52 PM   
I received my gtx680 today. It's simply AWESOME! In regards to multiple displays, and these gtx460/450's we all have sitting on our desks: Would you recommend (or not) utilizing the old card, for it's dvi connections? I did it with my gts450 and an 8800gt, years ago.
I received my gtx680 today. It's simply AWESOME! In regards to multiple displays, and these gtx460/450's we all have sitting on our desks: Would you recommend (or not) utilizing the old card, for it's dvi connections? I did it with my gts450 and an 8800gt, years ago.

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#10
Posted 03/23/2012 11:05 PM   
I am using a [b]Samsung S27A750D[/b] and I cannot to my monitor via Displayport. The monitor works fine under HDMI, however I need to run through Displayport in order to achieve 120Hz. When connecting via Displayport, Nvidia Control Panel does not detect the monitor at all nor does anything come on the screen. However, when connected with HDMI, the name shows up and everything runs fine. Please fix this issue asap. Thank you.
I am using a Samsung S27A750D and I cannot to my monitor via Displayport. The monitor works fine under HDMI, however I need to run through Displayport in order to achieve 120Hz. When connecting via Displayport, Nvidia Control Panel does not detect the monitor at all nor does anything come on the screen. However, when connected with HDMI, the name shows up and everything runs fine. Please fix this issue asap. Thank you.

#11
Posted 03/23/2012 11:42 PM   
Hi guys per ManuelG (hope you dont mind):

"Are you having problems with both BIOS/P.O.S.T. and/or Windows only? With Windows, we areaware of a compatibility issue with a few DisplayPort monitors and the GeForce GTX 680 with v301.10 drivers where the monitor may not be detected due to the display reporting incorrect DisplayPort version. We plan for this to be resolved in our upcoming Release 300 unified driver. On the AMD Radeon 7970, we have found that it is reporting itself as a DP 1.1 part and that is why you do not see this problem."

I took this from our PM conversation.
Hi guys per ManuelG (hope you dont mind):



"Are you having problems with both BIOS/P.O.S.T. and/or Windows only? With Windows, we areaware of a compatibility issue with a few DisplayPort monitors and the GeForce GTX 680 with v301.10 drivers where the monitor may not be detected due to the display reporting incorrect DisplayPort version. We plan for this to be resolved in our upcoming Release 300 unified driver. On the AMD Radeon 7970, we have found that it is reporting itself as a DP 1.1 part and that is why you do not see this problem."



I took this from our PM conversation.

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#12
Posted 03/23/2012 11:46 PM   
So is anyone running any monitors with the passive display port adapter or is everyone only using the $100 Nvidia one?
So is anyone running any monitors with the passive display port adapter or is everyone only using the $100 Nvidia one?

#13
Posted 03/24/2012 03:33 PM   
[quote name='Kogashuko' date='24 March 2012 - 10:33 AM' timestamp='1332603239' post='1387318']
So is anyone running any monitors with the passive display port adapter or is everyone only using the $100 Nvidia one?
[/quote]

What are you talking about with this passive DP adapter, has nothing to do with whats going on.... Im not using $100 Nvidia "one" either....I am using my DP cable that came with my monitor.
Nvidia seems to have a fix, see my post above yours...

EDIT...just reread your OP and see the 4 monitors now, I still think it has nothing to do with Active VS Passive though!
[quote name='Kogashuko' date='24 March 2012 - 10:33 AM' timestamp='1332603239' post='1387318']

So is anyone running any monitors with the passive display port adapter or is everyone only using the $100 Nvidia one?





What are you talking about with this passive DP adapter, has nothing to do with whats going on.... Im not using $100 Nvidia "one" either....I am using my DP cable that came with my monitor.

Nvidia seems to have a fix, see my post above yours...



EDIT...just reread your OP and see the 4 monitors now, I still think it has nothing to do with Active VS Passive though!

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#14
Posted 03/24/2012 03:44 PM   
[quote name='Bonefish' date='23 March 2012 - 07:05 PM' timestamp='1332543910' post='1387060']
I received my gtx680 today. It's simply AWESOME! In regards to multiple displays, and these gtx460/450's we all have sitting on our desks: Would you recommend (or not) utilizing the old card, for it's dvi connections? I did it with my gts450 and an 8800gt, years ago.
[/quote]

You'll need to wait until they release the unified drivers first. If you use the current GTX 680 specific drivers it causes issues with older cards. For instance I put an 8800GT in my system and it was idling at 87C with 100% fan speed.
[quote name='Bonefish' date='23 March 2012 - 07:05 PM' timestamp='1332543910' post='1387060']

I received my gtx680 today. It's simply AWESOME! In regards to multiple displays, and these gtx460/450's we all have sitting on our desks: Would you recommend (or not) utilizing the old card, for it's dvi connections? I did it with my gts450 and an 8800gt, years ago.





You'll need to wait until they release the unified drivers first. If you use the current GTX 680 specific drivers it causes issues with older cards. For instance I put an 8800GT in my system and it was idling at 87C with 100% fan speed.

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#15
Posted 03/24/2012 07:44 PM   
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