Multi Monitor? Sli? Help Trying to build a 3 Monitor setup (preferrably 4) for Guild Wars 2
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I am trying to have a 3 monitor setup for guild wars 2 with maybe an extra for web browsing. I'm not sure how to go about this, I know I could get 3 monitors with that new 680 gtx but I was told I might be able to find a cheaper solution by paring up with another 560ti? (i already have one)
I could really use help and or advice
Thank you.
Description says it all,

I am trying to have a 3 monitor setup for guild wars 2 with maybe an extra for web browsing. I'm not sure how to go about this, I know I could get 3 monitors with that new 680 gtx but I was told I might be able to find a cheaper solution by paring up with another 560ti? (i already have one)

I could really use help and or advice

Thank you.

#1
Posted 04/30/2012 03:28 PM   
The GTX680 is pretty much the only nVidia card that supports more than 2 monitors. But you have been told correctly - you could add a second 560Ti and run up to 2 monitors off each.

There are some points to be aware of, though.

Are you wanting to run three instances of the game on separate monitors, which would not require SLI (and would also allow you to run a 4th monitor), or a single instance displayed at very high resolution across 3 monitors? This latter case is called nVidia Surround and does require SLI. You would not be able to run a 4th monitor at the same time as both cards would be in SLI mode. SLI only works on 1 or 3 monitors, not on 2 or 4. To run a 4th monitor, you would need a 3rd card.

If you need to run SLI, you must be sure your motherboard supports SLI. Just having two PCIe slots may not be enough.
The GTX680 is pretty much the only nVidia card that supports more than 2 monitors. But you have been told correctly - you could add a second 560Ti and run up to 2 monitors off each.



There are some points to be aware of, though.



Are you wanting to run three instances of the game on separate monitors, which would not require SLI (and would also allow you to run a 4th monitor), or a single instance displayed at very high resolution across 3 monitors? This latter case is called nVidia Surround and does require SLI. You would not be able to run a 4th monitor at the same time as both cards would be in SLI mode. SLI only works on 1 or 3 monitors, not on 2 or 4. To run a 4th monitor, you would need a 3rd card.



If you need to run SLI, you must be sure your motherboard supports SLI. Just having two PCIe slots may not be enough.

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#2
Posted 05/01/2012 06:41 AM   
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