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Single GTX 770 Triple Monitor Question

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January 1, 2014 2:04:28 PM

Hey,

So I have a single GTX 770 with 2GB of VRAM. I know on it's own it's technically not enough for 3 monitors but I was wondering if it was possible to still have 3 monitors but use 2 for gaming and the last one as just a web browsers etc (anything not gaming)?

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January 1, 2014 3:52:01 PM

Why is it technically not enough? It is. It is possible to do that.
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January 1, 2014 4:30:08 PM

ewok93 said:
Why is it technically not enough? It is. It is possible to do that.


It's because I read somewhere that usually 1GB = 1 screen unless that rule is only for gaming?
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January 1, 2014 4:31:38 PM

I mean more memory is BETTER, but you can run multiple screens on a 1gb.
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January 1, 2014 6:14:02 PM

ewok93 said:
I mean more memory is BETTER, but you can run multiple screens on a 1gb.


Okay, so do you think 3 monitors total but 2 for gaming is fine? :) 
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January 1, 2014 6:19:07 PM

Definitely. Not sure why you would want a big split in the middle of your screen though.
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January 1, 2014 6:28:15 PM

2 monitors for many games is poor as you have the big split down the middle. It would be far more worth while using all 3 and reducing the graphics settings a little or using something other than MSAA, which you'll probably not notice anyway. The 770 with 2GB will be capable of most games on slightly reduced settings.

eg. If I play BF4 on max settings 4xMSAA with 2xHD7950, it uses 2.7GB Vram, but if I reduce the settings, or the resolution scale, such that the change is barely noticeable, I can get the Vram usage down to 1.5GB easily, with 3 monitors and a huge jump in performance.
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January 1, 2014 6:35:54 PM

ewok93 said:
Definitely. Not sure why you would want a big split in the middle of your screen though.


Well I'd play middle and right for the game and the far left with just a browser and stuff, the games I play don't take super advantage and add more like Field of View etc. (League, Guild Wars 2, BF4(bf4 does but its fine for now))
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January 1, 2014 6:53:20 PM

leeb2013 said:
2 monitors for many games is poor as you have the big split down the middle. It would be far more worth while using all 3 and reducing the graphics settings a little or using something other than MSAA, which you'll probably not notice anyway. The 770 with 2GB will be capable of most games on slightly reduced settings.

eg. If I play BF4 on max settings 4xMSAA with 2xHD7950, it uses 2.7GB Vram, but if I reduce the settings, or the resolution scale, such that the change is barely noticeable, I can get the Vram usage down to 1.5GB easily, with 3 monitors and a huge jump in performance.


Alright, thanks for the info! I will most likely do that especially cause I personally don't like AA anyways.
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