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can i run monitors of at 2 cards at the same time?

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September 24, 2013 5:05:59 AM

im planning to buy another GTX 760, just wondering if i can use the second card, to run games, like using the primary for middle monitor, and the other card for the side monitors, so that i have a bit more memory? is it even possible, and does it work? asus dosnt have a 4 GB 760 and im not a big fan of mixing the Asus looks with the EVGA 4 GB edition.
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September 24, 2013 6:06:26 AM

If you have an SLI capable motherboard you can run them together. Nothing to do with the memory though, but you will have more speed to run in the 3 monitor resolution. Two 2 gig cards do not equal 4 gig of video RAM but it does equal faster processing.

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September 24, 2013 7:15:35 AM
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You can run the monitors on different cards, but that would pretty much defeat the purpose. If you're running SLI you can only use the outputs on one of your cards. To use outputs on both cards you would be disabling SLI and running the cards indeendently. Its best to run all your screens from one card and leave SLI enabled. Having tasks running on your secondary screens has negligible effect on gaming as long as the tasks arent ones that would use the graphics card (which most dont).
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September 24, 2013 8:53:32 AM

AdioKIP said:
You can run the monitors on different cards, but that would pretty much defeat the purpose. If you're running SLI you can only use the outputs on one of your cards. To use outputs on both cards you would be disabling SLI and running the cards indeendently. Its best to run all your screens from one card and leave SLI enabled. Having tasks running on your secondary screens has negligible effect on gaming as long as the tasks arent ones that would use the graphics card (which most dont).
alrighty thanks tho, if i wont run SLI, i can still use the other card to run the same game? tho i might still run SLI

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September 24, 2013 10:24:08 AM

porkchopVSintel said:
AdioKIP said:
You can run the monitors on different cards, but that would pretty much defeat the purpose. If you're running SLI you can only use the outputs on one of your cards. To use outputs on both cards you would be disabling SLI and running the cards indeendently. Its best to run all your screens from one card and leave SLI enabled. Having tasks running on your secondary screens has negligible effect on gaming as long as the tasks arent ones that would use the graphics card (which most dont).
alrighty thanks tho, if i wont run SLI, i can still use the other card to run the same game? tho i might still run SLI



Wether using SLI or not, whatever game you run is going to appear on whatever monitor you have designated as Primary. As ar as running 2 games at a time, I dont think there woul be any way to designate and tell the 2nd game to run on a different monitor, its going to default to your primary monitor as well. Its a directX thing not an SLI/monitor thing.
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