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Want to run 3 24" 1920x1080 monitors simultaneously with SLI GTX480 ,

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April 25, 2010 3:38:37 AM

Hey guys, brand new to this board. Anyways, im going the SLI GTX 480 route and I want to run 3 monitors simultaneously @ 5760x1080 just like the guy in this vid from youtube running a single 5870 with ATI's Eyeinfinity technology.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Q5xdSmOHE...feature=re...


I DO NOT want to go 3d, I just want to use 3 of these 24" 1920x1080 Acer monitors from newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...9-221-_-Pr...


Do I need anything special other than these 3 monitors ? Will I even be able to do this with the monitor in that link from newegg? Can I even do this without 3d, with nvidia ?



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My build for reference:

Case: HAF 932 Full Tower
Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58A-UD5
CPU: i7 920 @ 3.6ghz
CPU Fan/heatsink: Zalman 9900ALED 120mm fan
Ram: 12gig Crucial Ballastix 1333mhz ram
Videocard: gtx 480 sli this week
PSU: Antec 1200 watt psu
OS: Windows 7 x64
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 7200rpm 1TB
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April 25, 2010 10:44:21 AM

Hi, the capability is not yet available, it is pending driver support from nvidia. Until that appears no one knows exactly how it will work although it should be a software solution similar to eyefinity.

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April 25, 2010 11:01:30 AM

Currently even SLI GTX480's doesn't support using 3 monitors simultaneously yet.
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April 25, 2010 4:50:54 PM

Wow, that is totally disappointing. I was reading on EVGA's site and this is what I could dig up. It's now 4/25/10 , any nvidia guys know anything about this driver update release they are talking about in this little thing i copied and pasted ?

"Before the new wave of Nvidia Drivers are released to run with the GTX400 series, including Nvidia Surround and Nvidia 3D Surround capability, here are some quick facts about this new technology, and how you can take advantage of it:

These drivers will be available sometime April 2010 (Release 256.xx)
This will only work on Windows Vista & Windows 7 (32/64)
This will only work on GTX 260 and above
SLI is required. The same applies to dual-GPU cards.
You need 3x straight DVI connections, one to each monitor (HDMI connections currently not supported). DVI-HDMI adapters is currently not supported.
You need to be using a minimum of 3 monitors.
For Surround, they can be any model or size. But they all need to have same resolution, refresh rate, and sync.
For 3D Surround, all displays must be the same make and model, and you need 3D Vision-Ready displays and products.
The maximum resolution for each monitor is 2560x1600 (5760x1080 max. combined)


Note: If you dont have 3D Vision-Ready monitors, but meet the rest of the requirements, you can still experience Nvidia Surround, without the 3D capability."
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