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July 28, 2014 1:06:53 PM

Hi, I am thinking of getting a second 22 inch 1080 p asus monitor, for multitasking, like when I am live streaming it would be nice to have my chat open on the second monitor and my game running on the main monitor. Anyways, I am purchasing a asus gtx 760, this will be able to handle two 1080 p monitors right? I will not run games in dual monitor, just one monitor. How would I set it up, I know I would got to the nvidia surround setup, but I mean in the terms of the actual cables. Would I use two DVIs, or one dvi split to each monitor? Any response would be nice.

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July 28, 2014 1:16:22 PM

The Card will easily handle up to three monitors. You need a separate cable for each screen. If you don't the second screen will simply clone itself off the split signal of the single split cable.
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July 28, 2014 1:18:52 PM

The card should have at least 2 outputs, each for one of the screens. Windows should automatically detect it and you're good to go. You may just want to open the resolution screen and be sure it's set to "1080p".

FYI, NVIDIA Surround specifically refers to their tech for stretching games over multiple monitors.
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July 28, 2014 1:23:41 PM

Wamphryi said:
The Card will easily handle up to three monitors. You need a separate cable for each screen. If you don't the second screen will simply clone itself off the split signal of the single split cable.


The product image for the 760 appears to have two dvi ports on the back! Also, if the desktop is on one monitor, and the game is on one, if I move the mouse to the edge of the game's monitor, what would happen? Would it move to the desktop or stay in the game?
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July 28, 2014 1:27:31 PM

It depends on the game and settings. If it's in "Windowed" mode, it would slide to the desktop. If it's Full-screen, it would be locked to the game until you did an alt-tab out of it.

Also, forgot to mention, in the resolution settings, you can manually drag the monitors around in that menu, to match the physical alignment. (e.g., one is above, or to the right of the other.)
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July 28, 2014 1:30:47 PM

Rapajez said:
It depends on the game and settings. If it's in "Windowed" mode, it would slide to the desktop. If it's Full-screen, it would be locked to the game until you did an alt-tab out of it.

Also, forgot to mention, in the resolution settings, you can manually drag the monitors around in that menu, to match the physical alignment. (e.g., one is above, or to the right of the other.)


So you mean I could chose the left or right one to be my "primary" display? Also, I won't get a performance hit having a second monitor while running a game? The 760 won't mind?
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July 28, 2014 1:53:56 PM

Yes, you can set the primary display there, but you also need to let windows know whether the second monitor is to the left or the right of the display. Probably obvious, but figured I'd throw it out there anyway.

Nah, no noticeable performance impact. I suppose it depends on the specific game. Maybe 1-5% hit tops. Depending on the other apps running, your total RAM, etc. Long story short, I wouldn't worry about it.
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July 28, 2014 2:10:29 PM

Rapajez said:
Yes, you can set the primary display there, but you also need to let windows know whether the second monitor is to the left or the right of the display. Probably obvious, but figured I'd throw it out there anyway.

Nah, no noticeable performance impact. I suppose it depends on the specific game. Maybe 1-5% hit tops. Depending on the other apps running, your total RAM, etc. Long story short, I wouldn't worry about it.


Ok, well I do have a total 16 gb of ram running in dual channel 1600mhz
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July 28, 2014 2:18:05 PM

Yup, shouldn't notice a difference. Good luck!

Also recommend researching/looking at monitors with IPS panels, as they're easier to view from an angle (assuming it will be off to the side a little), among other advantages.
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July 28, 2014 2:34:16 PM

Rapajez said:
Yup, shouldn't notice a difference. Good luck!

Also recommend researching/looking at monitors with IPS panels, as they're easier to view from an angle (assuming it will be off to the side a little), among other advantages.


keep in mind this is windows 8.1, will I have one task bar, or two?
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