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Dual Monitors on an MSI GeForce GTX 760

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August 5, 2013 12:00:40 PM

Hi,
I would like to set up dual monitors on my MSI 760 GPU. My budget is a $200 total for both monitors so not very high...with the best resolution and size that that can get me. If you have any further questions please ask., I'm not sure what other information to give since I've never done this before.

EDIT: Lets scrap the 2 monitor idea. What would e the best route to get my single MSI GTX 760 (OC) to run 3 monitors. Would I need to SLI or what? and please if you are going to have disptes over different GPU's take them elsewhere the 760 is what I have at the moment and I don't plan to change
August 5, 2013 12:12:09 PM

With a 760, running on dual monitor, it might struggle on high resolutions. You can buy smaller monitors so that it can run smoothly. But IMHO, a single monitor is better than a dual setup. It's either single or triple monitors for me. It's so odd that the center of your view is the borders of the two monitors.
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August 5, 2013 12:23:18 PM

most games wont even run on dual monitors, so if you do this one monitor would be for games, one would be for other programs you have running. like adimeister said, even if they did run on 2 screens it would be really awkward with your crosshairs being split by the monitors bezels.
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August 5, 2013 12:25:38 PM

adimeister said:
With a 760, running on dual monitor, it might struggle on high resolutions. You can buy smaller monitors so that it can run smoothly. But IMHO, a single monitor is better than a dual setup. It's either single or triple monitors for me. It's so odd that the center of your view is the borders of the two monitors.



Would SLI-Ed 760s be enough to handle 3 monitors?
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August 5, 2013 12:27:39 PM

I get that. I was thinking more one monitor for games and the other for the norm stuff. But I might as well just wait and save up for 3. Go big or go home I guess
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August 5, 2013 12:30:12 PM

i had 2 660s in sli for a while, and it would play bf3 on high across 3 screens (5760x1080) at very playable frames, although i dont remember the number off the top of my head. the 760 is a better card based on a better gpu. Im sure it would be able to handle most of what you throw at it
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August 5, 2013 12:30:34 PM

With a budget of $100 per monitor, don't expect very much.
I suggest you add to your budget and look for a pair of monitors with higher quality ips panels.
Two monitors are great for productivity.
A GTX760 will attach them just fine.
Games will play on the primary monitor, and the side monitor will add negligible impact to games.
If you are looking at triple monitor gaming, that is another whole beast.
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August 5, 2013 12:37:20 PM

byogamingpc said:
Get the Gigabyte GTX 760 WF Rev 2 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DGM8B6O/ref=as_li_q... and it should handle 2 monitors at 1080p pretty well.


For reference, I already have the MSI 760 and its currently hooked to a tv.. But my girlfriend likes to watch her shows so I can't be on the computer all the time. Now, lets scratch the 2 monitors and talk three.. Would 1 760 be able to handle it? Or would I most likely have to SLI? And what woul be the process of doing it all because I haven't the slightest idea
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August 5, 2013 12:41:43 PM

Yea, SLI 760s would be a great idea for 3 monitors bro! :)  Get an SLI cable, make sure your mobo supports SLI, and make sure your PSU has enough juice. About 750w bro.
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August 5, 2013 12:41:44 PM

it depends on what your demands are, can you play at lower settings or do you want high settings? i have a 670 (similar performance to yours) and with bf3 i can play ultra on one screen with no issues, but across 3 i have to set it to medium. itll play like that with no problems, but i usually choose to play on one because i like ultra settings.

all in all id suggest another 760 if you want to play across 3.

if you choose to do it with one card, you need 2 dvi cables, and a hdmi to dvi cable (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&...)

if you did 2 cards, just get 3 dvi cables and itll work

edit: plus you'll just set up surround in nvidia control panel, it wont be defaulted to that just becuase you have 3 monitors plugged in
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August 5, 2013 12:47:28 PM

carowden said:
it depends on what your demands are, can you play at lower settings or do you want high settings? i have a 670 (similar performance to yours) and with bf3 i can play ultra on one screen with no issues, but across 3 i have to set it to medium. itll play like that with no problems, but i usually choose to play on one because i like ultra settings.

all in all id suggest another 760 if you want to play across 3.

if you choose to do it with one card, you need 2 dvi cables, and a hdmi to dvi cable (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&...)

if you did 2 cards, just get 3 dvi cables and itll work


So from that SLI 760's will most likely give me high across three screens? which with my current PSU and mobo is doable..just gonna take some money saving.
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August 5, 2013 12:51:42 PM

carowden said:
i had 2 660s in sli for a while, and it would play bf3 on high across 3 screens (5760x1080) at very playable frames, although i dont remember the number off the top of my head. the 760 is a better card based on a better gpu. Im sure it would be able to handle most of what you throw at it


It's based on a lesser card and a lesser GPU actually, the 660 non Ti and as such has less cores than a 660Ti.
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August 5, 2013 12:55:24 PM

the 760 is based on a lesser gpu than the 660? i think we're on different pages here...
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August 5, 2013 12:58:13 PM

carowden said:
the 760 is based on a lesser gpu than the 660? i think we're on different pages here...


Look it up, the 760 is a non TI 660 that's been OC'd and had a bandwidth tweak check the core count of the two cards.
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August 5, 2013 1:03:01 PM

Mousemonkey said:
carowden said:
the 760 is based on a lesser gpu than the 660? i think we're on different pages here...


Look it up, the 760 is a non TI 660 that's been OC'd and had a bandwidth tweak check the core count of the two cards.


I have seen that the 760 is one of the best GPU's out there for price + power. Its got a great cooler, its quiet, and so far fantastic.. whichever is better was not the concern of my post. I wanted to know whether or not SLI-ed 760's or a single 760 could handle 2(now 3) monitors.
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August 5, 2013 1:06:05 PM

i thought the 760 was based on the gk104, similar to the 670 and 680...and the 660 was based on the gk106
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August 5, 2013 1:36:06 PM

I have made an edit to my original post.
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August 5, 2013 1:40:09 PM

sorry to deviate from the original question. i have pm'd him to talk about that issue.

as far as your edits, they look similar to the question you asked earlier. you could get away with one card for lower settings, but it is not optimal. i would do 2 cards if you want to play games going forward across 3 screens.
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August 5, 2013 1:43:02 PM

carowden said:
sorry to deviate from the original question. i have pm'd him to talk about that issue.

as far as your edits, they look similar to the question you asked earlier. you could get away with one card for lower settings, but it is not optimal. i would do 2 cards if you want to play games going forward across 3 screens.


okay, thank you. I think that's what I will try and do.
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