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Two monitors, two video cards?

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May 9, 2008 2:27:19 PM

For my current setup, I have a single EVGA 8800GTX with two LCD monitors; a 22" and a 15". I use the 22 as primary, and the 15 for web browsing & IM while playing games.

Would I get better results if I put the 15" monitor on its own cheap video card?

I was thinking of buying one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... to power the 15 monitor.

My mobo is a EVGA 680i: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 9, 2008 6:21:48 PM

I'm not sure you can use both at the same time. You would have to buy the same card and SLI them, pricey, I know, but I think its the only way. SLI is so inflexible.
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May 9, 2008 6:30:04 PM

I've never noticed a perf drop going from 2 to 1 monitor, I don't think its a problem, or if it is it would be on the order of 1-2%, and so not worth it. And I'm not sure how/if you can set up two cards.
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May 9, 2008 6:30:27 PM

Actually, because of the way SLI is set up, you cannot use more than one monitor when running SLI.
May 9, 2008 7:44:05 PM

I had no intentions of running SLI. Just trying to off load the 15" monitor off the main GPU.
May 9, 2008 7:47:44 PM

@drumr1829 - One of them posts is over 4 years old, and the second the replies have been "Should" "maybe" there seems to be no definite answer on this topic that I have found.
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