sli vs duel cpu card with 3 monitors
I know with 3 indepenent monitors (not n surround) that my SLI setup does run in SLI mode. It only supports 2 monitors in SLI.

What if I was using a single duel gpu video card. Would that drop out of sli as well for 3 monitors or since both GPU's are on the 1 card, does it still run SLI?
I know with 3 indepenent monitors (not n surround) that my SLI setup does run in SLI mode. It only supports 2 monitors in SLI.



What if I was using a single duel gpu video card. Would that drop out of sli as well for 3 monitors or since both GPU's are on the 1 card, does it still run SLI?

#1
Posted 04/26/2012 02:58 AM   
On pre-GTX600 series cards, to have 3 independant screens, you need two GPUs out of SLI. That includes Multi-GPU cards.

A single GTX680 can drive up to 4 independant screens on the one GPU. [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=225657&view=findpost&p=1387113"]See Here.[/url]
On pre-GTX600 series cards, to have 3 independant screens, you need two GPUs out of SLI. That includes Multi-GPU cards.



A single GTX680 can drive up to 4 independant screens on the one GPU. See Here.
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='26 April 2012 - 01:37 PM' timestamp='1335411430' post='1401087']
On pre-GTX600 series cards, to have 3 independant screens, you need two GPUs out of SLI. That includes Multi-GPU cards.

A single GTX680 can drive up to 4 independant screens on the one GPU. [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=225657&view=findpost&p=1387113"]See Here.[/url]
[/quote]

Hi

Thanks for the link and the info. I understand a card can run 4 independant screen, but will it run 4 of them while in SLI mode or would it drop back to normal mode.
I am asuming if 1 card can run 4 independant monitors then it will also do it in SLI mode. I just want to confirm before I look at spending a lot of money on my next video solution.
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='26 April 2012 - 01:37 PM' timestamp='1335411430' post='1401087']

On pre-GTX600 series cards, to have 3 independant screens, you need two GPUs out of SLI. That includes Multi-GPU cards.



A single GTX680 can drive up to 4 independant screens on the one GPU. See Here.





Hi



Thanks for the link and the info. I understand a card can run 4 independant screen, but will it run 4 of them while in SLI mode or would it drop back to normal mode.

I am asuming if 1 card can run 4 independant monitors then it will also do it in SLI mode. I just want to confirm before I look at spending a lot of money on my next video solution.

#3
Posted 05/01/2012 09:28 AM   
SLI works on 1 monitor or on 3 monitors, using Surround. It does not work on 2 or 4 monitors.

A single GTX680 cannot run SLI, anyway.

It doesn't need to, though. It can run 3 monitors in Surround without needing SLI, plus a 4th monitor with a Windows desktop. This has not been possible before, even on two (or three) cards in SLI. An extra card was always needed for the extra monitor.
SLI works on 1 monitor or on 3 monitors, using Surround. It does not work on 2 or 4 monitors.



A single GTX680 cannot run SLI, anyway.



It doesn't need to, though. It can run 3 monitors in Surround without needing SLI, plus a 4th monitor with a Windows desktop. This has not been possible before, even on two (or three) cards in SLI. An extra card was always needed for the extra monitor.

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#4
Posted 05/01/2012 12:44 PM   
[quote name='Discordia' date='01 May 2012 - 10:44 PM' timestamp='1335876273' post='1402995']
SLI works on 1 monitor or on 3 monitors, using Surround. It does not work on 2 or 4 monitors.

A single GTX680 cannot run SLI, anyway.

It doesn't need to, though. It can run 3 monitors in Surround without needing SLI, plus a 4th monitor with a Windows desktop. This has not been possible before, even on two (or three) cards in SLI. An extra card was always needed for the extra monitor.
[/quote]

Hi Discordia

I was going to look at the GTX690 (2 GPU's running SLI) or 2 x GTX680's (SLI). I was never looking at a single 680.
I am not sure about your setup but I can run 2 monitors in SLI, when I add the 3rd monitor it then disables SLI

On the info you have provided I think I will go Crossfire.

Thanks

Boulda
[quote name='Discordia' date='01 May 2012 - 10:44 PM' timestamp='1335876273' post='1402995']

SLI works on 1 monitor or on 3 monitors, using Surround. It does not work on 2 or 4 monitors.



A single GTX680 cannot run SLI, anyway.



It doesn't need to, though. It can run 3 monitors in Surround without needing SLI, plus a 4th monitor with a Windows desktop. This has not been possible before, even on two (or three) cards in SLI. An extra card was always needed for the extra monitor.





Hi Discordia



I was going to look at the GTX690 (2 GPU's running SLI) or 2 x GTX680's (SLI). I was never looking at a single 680.

I am not sure about your setup but I can run 2 monitors in SLI, when I add the 3rd monitor it then disables SLI



On the info you have provided I think I will go Crossfire.



Thanks



Boulda

#5
Posted 05/04/2012 07:45 AM   
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