how to enable surrounding on a single gtx680
Hello,

my problem is that I cannot enable surrounding. The option is greyed out.
btw. PhyX is running.

I have Win7 Prof., aGigabyte GA-x79-UD3 and tried the nvidia drivers 301.10 and 301.24

Any suggestions?

best regards
Hello,



my problem is that I cannot enable surrounding. The option is greyed out.

btw. PhyX is running.



I have Win7 Prof., aGigabyte GA-x79-UD3 and tried the nvidia drivers 301.10 and 301.24



Any suggestions?



best regards

#1
Posted 04/21/2012 04:17 PM   
How did you connect the 3 monitors?
How did you connect the 3 monitors?

#2
Posted 04/21/2012 05:31 PM   
Hello,

I have just connected two. Both are connected to DVI.

thx
Hello,



I have just connected two. Both are connected to DVI.



thx

#3
Posted 04/21/2012 05:47 PM   
You need to connect 3 monitors for surround.
You need to connect 3 monitors for surround.

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#4
Posted 04/21/2012 07:40 PM   
Hello,

thx, with three it is working.
But I need a solution for two.
I have a program that the output in the middle of the virtual screen. This will be shown with two beamers. There is no option for a third.

Is it possible to configure the computer accordingly?

thx
Hello,



thx, with three it is working.

But I need a solution for two.

I have a program that the output in the middle of the virtual screen. This will be shown with two beamers. There is no option for a third.



Is it possible to configure the computer accordingly?



thx

#5
Posted 04/21/2012 08:13 PM   
No. You have to connect 3 monitors for surround. You can enable SLI and run your game/application on one monitor though. These are your only options.
No. You have to connect 3 monitors for surround. You can enable SLI and run your game/application on one monitor though. These are your only options.

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#6
Posted 04/22/2012 10:04 AM   
What is the SLI option?

How does this works?
What is the SLI option?



How does this works?

#7
Posted 04/22/2012 12:29 PM   
Under Configure SLI, Surround, PhysX in the NVIDIA control panel, select Maximize 3D performance. This will enable SLI and will output to your main monitor and allow you to also have an additional independent monitor.
Under Configure SLI, Surround, PhysX in the NVIDIA control panel, select Maximize 3D performance. This will enable SLI and will output to your main monitor and allow you to also have an additional independent monitor.

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#8
Posted 04/23/2012 01:33 AM   
Bottom line, control panel will give you any available options based on detected hardware. If options do not show up, hardware is either missing or not set up/installed properly.

SLI is an option only if have 2 or more SLI compatible gpu's properly installed and bridged. Like Surround it will show up in the control panel menu only if available.

The multi screen options are you can run 1, 2 or more screens (depending on your hookups) each as a separate display (but able to drag items from one screen to to another). If connect 2 or 3 montors to a 680, control panel will allow you to control, activate or turn off any or all of them as separate monitors.

Multi-screen is not Surround where you need 3 screens connected digitally and the unified display spans all three monitors. With a 680 you can do Surround with one card but can use 2 or more 680's in SLI as well. If running software that requires you to set monitor resolution (like games), the software needs to be able to handle the Surround special resolutions so the dispalys will span.
Bottom line, control panel will give you any available options based on detected hardware. If options do not show up, hardware is either missing or not set up/installed properly.



SLI is an option only if have 2 or more SLI compatible gpu's properly installed and bridged. Like Surround it will show up in the control panel menu only if available.



The multi screen options are you can run 1, 2 or more screens (depending on your hookups) each as a separate display (but able to drag items from one screen to to another). If connect 2 or 3 montors to a 680, control panel will allow you to control, activate or turn off any or all of them as separate monitors.



Multi-screen is not Surround where you need 3 screens connected digitally and the unified display spans all three monitors. With a 680 you can do Surround with one card but can use 2 or more 680's in SLI as well. If running software that requires you to set monitor resolution (like games), the software needs to be able to handle the Surround special resolutions so the dispalys will span.

#9
Posted 04/23/2012 02:41 PM   
Hello,

this means, that Sli is not able to handle more displays connected to a large virtual one.

Is this correct?
Hello,



this means, that Sli is not able to handle more displays connected to a large virtual one.



Is this correct?

#10
Posted 04/23/2012 06:35 PM   
Surround with an accessory display is possible a single GeForce GTX 680, or 2-way SLI or 3-way SLI with GeForce GTX 680s.

For 2-way SLI:
Use both DVI ports on card 1 and a DVI port from card 2 for Surround, then the HDMI from card 1 for the accessory display. Alternatively, use DVI and HDMI from card one along with HDMI from card 2 for Surround, then use card 1's DisplayPort for the accessory display.


Amorphous

[quote name='_beast_' date='23 April 2012 - 11:35 AM' timestamp='1335206108' post='1399967']
Hello,

this means, that Sli is not able to handle more displays connected to a large virtual one.

Is this correct?
[/quote]
Surround with an accessory display is possible a single GeForce GTX 680, or 2-way SLI or 3-way SLI with GeForce GTX 680s.



For 2-way SLI:

Use both DVI ports on card 1 and a DVI port from card 2 for Surround, then the HDMI from card 1 for the accessory display. Alternatively, use DVI and HDMI from card one along with HDMI from card 2 for Surround, then use card 1's DisplayPort for the accessory display.





Amorphous



[quote name='_beast_' date='23 April 2012 - 11:35 AM' timestamp='1335206108' post='1399967']

Hello,



this means, that Sli is not able to handle more displays connected to a large virtual one.



Is this correct?

NVIDIA | Technical Marketing Manager
GeForce Forums - Special Counsel

#11
Posted 04/23/2012 07:21 PM   
[quote name='Amorphous@NVIDIA' date='23 April 2012 - 08:21 PM' timestamp='1335208860' post='1399994']
Surround with an accessory display is possible a single GeForce GTX 680, or 2-way SLI or 3-way SLI with GeForce GTX 680s.

For 2-way SLI:
Use both DVI ports on card 1 and a DVI port from card 2 for Surround, then the HDMI from card 1 for the accessory display. Alternatively, use DVI and HDMI from card one along with HDMI from card 2 for Surround, then use card 1's DisplayPort for the accessory display.


Amorphous
[/quote]

Yes, I understood that surrounding is able to handle 3displays. But I am looking for a solution for 2displays.

thx
[quote name='Amorphous@NVIDIA' date='23 April 2012 - 08:21 PM' timestamp='1335208860' post='1399994']

Surround with an accessory display is possible a single GeForce GTX 680, or 2-way SLI or 3-way SLI with GeForce GTX 680s.



For 2-way SLI:

Use both DVI ports on card 1 and a DVI port from card 2 for Surround, then the HDMI from card 1 for the accessory display. Alternatively, use DVI and HDMI from card one along with HDMI from card 2 for Surround, then use card 1's DisplayPort for the accessory display.





Amorphous





Yes, I understood that surrounding is able to handle 3displays. But I am looking for a solution for 2displays.



thx

#12
Posted 04/27/2012 09:19 PM   
As Tyrdstorm posted, Surround is only available with 3 displays. The 3 displays must have the same resolution, refresh and polarity sync.

A single GeForce GTX 680 can drive 2, 3 or 4 displays as independant displays. Spanning multiple displays with a PC game is a function of Surround which has the display requirements listed above. There is no 2 display mode for Surround.


Amorphous

[quote name='_beast_' date='27 April 2012 - 02:19 PM' timestamp='1335561586' post='1401733']
Yes, I understood that surrounding is able to handle 3displays. But I am looking for a solution for 2displays.

thx
[/quote]
As Tyrdstorm posted, Surround is only available with 3 displays. The 3 displays must have the same resolution, refresh and polarity sync.



A single GeForce GTX 680 can drive 2, 3 or 4 displays as independant displays. Spanning multiple displays with a PC game is a function of Surround which has the display requirements listed above. There is no 2 display mode for Surround.





Amorphous



[quote name='_beast_' date='27 April 2012 - 02:19 PM' timestamp='1335561586' post='1401733']

Yes, I understood that surrounding is able to handle 3displays. But I am looking for a solution for 2displays.



thx

NVIDIA | Technical Marketing Manager
GeForce Forums - Special Counsel

#13
Posted 04/27/2012 09:29 PM   
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