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Two monitors at 2560x1440 on GTX 770?

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July 17, 2013 12:48:24 PM

I am currently picking out parts for a new PC on which I'd like to be running two monitors at 2560x1440. Currently looking at a GTX 770, and having a hard time finding the info I'm looking for. I'm certain it will run two monitors just fine, but I'm concerned about running them both at 2560x1440.

And what about adding a 3rd screen to the mix, but at a lower resolution? Is this possible with one card, or would I need to upgrade to an SLI setup for this?
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July 17, 2013 1:02:37 PM

Are you planning on gaming? If not, there are far less expensive cards that would run the 3 monitors at full res. If so, with a single 770 you'll need to dial the details way back but it will work for 7680x1440.
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July 17, 2013 1:04:30 PM

Pwalex said:
I am currently picking out parts for a new PC on which I'd like to be running two monitors at 2560x1440. Currently looking at a GTX 770, and having a hard time finding the info I'm looking for. I'm certain it will run two monitors just fine, but I'm concerned about running them both at 2560x1440.

And what about adding a 3rd screen to the mix, but at a lower resolution? Is this possible with one card, or would I need to upgrade to an SLI setup for this?


You can run 2 1440p monitors but your 1440p monitor has to have at least 2 DVI ports in each monitor. You can also hookup a 3rd monitor let's say a 1080p monitor, just plug it in via HDMI.
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July 17, 2013 1:04:32 PM

Thanks for the reply. I see it has 4 outputs, but my concern is the resolution. Will it run both at 1440p? What about 4 at that resolution? I doubt it would do all 4 at that rez, considering one of those outputs is a single-link DVI, which I understand cannot output 1440p.
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July 17, 2013 1:06:52 PM

Pwalex said:
Thanks for the reply. I see it has 4 outputs, but my concern is the resolution. Will it run both at 1440p? What about 4 at that resolution? I doubt it would do all 4 at that rez, considering one of those outputs is a single-link DVI, which I understand cannot output 1440p.


You should SLI 760's instead then use the first dual link DVI port to the first 1440p monitor then the second dual link dvi port in the second card. Then plug a lower res monitor via HDMI in either port.
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July 17, 2013 1:07:11 PM

bjaminnyc said:
Are you planning on gaming? If not, there are far less expensive cards that would run the 3 monitors at full res. If so, with a single 770 you'll need to dial the details way back but it will work for 7680x1440.


I will be gaming, but I plan on only using one monitor for games. I am a video editor, so the 2 screens at 1440p are for my workspace, and the interest in a 3rd is for fullscreen playback (so only needs a max of 1080p).
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July 17, 2013 1:10:15 PM

Pwalex said:
bjaminnyc said:
Are you planning on gaming? If not, there are far less expensive cards that would run the 3 monitors at full res. If so, with a single 770 you'll need to dial the details way back but it will work for 7680x1440.


I will be gaming, but I plan on only using one monitor for games. I am a video editor, so the 2 screens at 1440p are for my workspace, and the interest in a 3rd is for fullscreen playback (so only needs a max of 1080p).

What games will you be playing?
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July 17, 2013 1:12:45 PM

I play lots of games, but namely BF3 (possibly 4 when it's out), Skyrim, Starcraft 2, etc. But I want to be able to run new stuff for a few years with this rig.
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July 17, 2013 1:16:59 PM

Pwalex said:
I play lots of games, but namely BF3 (possibly 4 when it's out), Skyrim, Starcraft 2, etc. But I want to be able to run new stuff for a few years with this rig.


If you can afford 770's or 780's in SLI, that's the way to go. 1440p is a pretty high resolution so in order to get excellent fps, you need a high-end card.
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July 17, 2013 1:38:29 PM

johnvonmacz said:
You can run 2 1440p monitors but your 1440p monitor has to have at least 2 DVI ports in each monitor. You can also hookup a 3rd monitor let's say a 1080p monitor, just plug it in via HDMI.


This confused me. Why do I need 2 DVI ports in the monitor itself?
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July 17, 2013 2:02:47 PM

Pwalex said:
johnvonmacz said:
You can run 2 1440p monitors but your 1440p monitor has to have at least 2 DVI ports in each monitor. You can also hookup a 3rd monitor let's say a 1080p monitor, just plug it in via HDMI.


This confused me. Why do I need 2 DVI ports in the monitor itself?


Forget what I said about 2 DVI-ports I just messed up my words, my bad. But yeah if you want to get a really good performance in gaming @1440p and like you said you want the cards to last a few years so you need to SLI either 770's or 780's depends on your budget.
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July 17, 2013 2:05:03 PM

Well I'll have to crunch the numbers, but it might be doable... or maybe get one and then another a little later. I'll figure it out. Thank god this is all tax-deductible, haha! And thanks for the help!
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July 17, 2013 2:09:41 PM

Pwalex said:
Well I'll have to crunch the numbers, but it might be doable... or maybe get one and then another a little later. I'll figure it out. Thank god this is all tax-deductible, haha! And thanks for the help!


Your welcome. Glad to help! If you have any question in the future, just PM me or post here so either me and other fellow tomshardware members can help you. :) 
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July 17, 2013 3:15:32 PM

It has two dual-link DVI ports. And one DisplayPort so three of them could be really big screens.
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July 17, 2013 7:02:10 PM

iskra said:
It has two dual-link DVI ports. And one DisplayPort so three of them could be really big screens.


The thing is he will be playing games at the same time. One 770 is not enough for that matter.
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