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a b C Monitor
April 29, 2013 1:32:03 PM

I need your advice on triple monitors setup. All three are Dell Ultra Sharp WFP2208.

I have the GTX 660Ti which has 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 2 DVI outputs. I would like the center monitor to be the main monitor, and extended left and right to the left and right monitors.

Can I connect the center monitor to the DisplayPort and the other two monitors to the 2 DVI ports? Is this the most efficient way for gaming, and other uses?

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

(I did not get relevant info at other sources).

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a b C Monitor
April 29, 2013 1:42:16 PM

It does not matter which input you use on each, they just all need to be connected. I think the setup you suggested will work fine.
a b C Monitor
April 29, 2013 1:44:17 PM

However you connect them, the bios will show on the wrong on! That's murphy's law and can not be changed. Once windows starts, it will use your setup from the the "screen resolution" settings.
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April 29, 2013 1:49:41 PM

Ubrales said:
I need your advice on triple monitors setup. All three are Dell Ultra Sharp WFP2208.

I have the GTX 660Ti which has 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 2 DVI outputs. I would like the center monitor to be the main monitor, and extended left and right to the left and right monitors.

Can I connect the center monitor to the DisplayPort and the other two monitors to the 2 DVI ports? Is this the most efficient way for gaming, and other uses?

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

(I did not get relevant info at other sources).


I personally own a triple monitor setup. It doesn't matter how you connect the displays.
Your card should support image output through all 4 ports at the same time, but if it doesn't :
You could connect them:
DVI+DVI+HDMI / DVI+DVI+DP
I am not sure as to whether you could use HDMI & DP at the same time(I believe you can't - so no DVI+HDMI+DP configuration because I believe DP & HDMI share resources).
As long as you use 2xDVI and either HDMI or DP, you should be perfectly fine.
It should be the most efficient way for a Surround(nVidia) / Eyefinity(AMD) setup.
I personally use DVI+DVI+DP given there was a limitation stating that, once you connect 2 screens , any other additional displays you may want to connect should each be connected through DisplayPort.

Surround gaming is awesome - CoD, GTA IV...heck even AoE II HD support Surround gaming - it's so much better both for gaming and multitasking (which, in our case should actually be called megatasking :)  :) )

You should also give Serene Screen Marine Aquarium 3 a try . It's a mind-blowing screensaver that is compatible with multi-monitor setups - it looks outright gorgeous!

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April 29, 2013 3:06:19 PM
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Yes.

Just arrange them via nvidia control panel. You could also use Windows by right clicking the desktop and selecting screen resolution (try the easy method of Win + P). :) 
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