well I want to use 2 monitors for my desktop and 1 for gaming. I just said 4 monitors because I have 4 outputs and I would be abit pointless if I cant use the second gpu. Is switching SLI on/off the only way?
SLI would be pointless for multiple displays because even a single card with 2 displays will cute each outputs resources in half. So lest say you have 2 monitors, it wouldn't make sense to have SLI even enables because you would just plug 1 monitor in each card giving each output its own video card. So you are saying you want to play a game on 1 monitor while having a desktop on 2 others at the same time?
I've got 2 monitors which I have set to "dualview" for my desktop. But the only way I can have "dualview" is to disable SLI. I dont want to use both screens for gaming but theres no point having 2 cards if im not going to use them.
So is it possible to keep SLI enabled and still be able to use 2 monitors?
Im not going to, I just want to know. But can you plug a monitor into the second gpu to have more then 2 displays even though SLI is disabled?
If SLI is disabled you should be able to plug a monitor in each DVI output, and have 4 monitors. If SLI is enabled then the same thing won't work, because of driver limitations. nVidia has promised to fix that, but I haven't heard of any solution yet...
ok, well, I have 2 GTX 8800 and a 22" widescreen center, 19" normal right and 17"normal left... I want to run 3 screens for gaming. I tried softTH but that only works for certain games and I don't want to pay a couple hundred for that triple head box.
What the heck can I do.... F.E.A.R. is awsome with 3 monitors... ghost recon works but not at its max same as rainbow six lockdown... anything else I couldnt get to see the resolutions. Why hasn't Nvidia released update for multiple screen gaming?
Well, crossfire supports 2 monitors now (has for some time).. I see no reason why nvidia doesnt other than they are taking their time with the driver for it... I wouldnt expect it to take much longer than a few more months as it is pretty much the only thing that distinguishes SLI from crossfire beyond driver features and I can't imagine that sits well with the brass.