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November 29, 2010 1:56:44 AM

Hello,

I have 2 19 inch widescreen Acer monitors. Currently connected via DVI. I just bought a 27inch Samsung HDMI monitor.

Is it possible to have the 27 inch in the middle, and the 2 19inch monitors on each side?

I have the following video card:

Zotac ZT-40402-10P GeForce GTX 460 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI,
DirectX 11, Fermi

MPN: ZT-40402-10P

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

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November 29, 2010 2:13:42 AM

by SLI, do you mean the card is SLI capable, or you have 2? You can use hook it up to the second card if you have 2, but you cannot use both DVIs and hdmi from one card.
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November 29, 2010 1:45:25 PM

If you have 2 cards in SLI then yes you can run all 3 monitors (but probably not in games), if you have a single card then you can only run 2 monitors at a time, although you can have all 3 hooked up and switch between them.
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November 29, 2010 8:05:32 PM

Nice, thanks for letting me know, guys.

The card is SLI compatible, but I don't have the second card. I will need to get the same type of card in order for it to work correctly, right? I can't put one kind of SLI compatible card in with a different kind, can I?

I will pick a new one up, if that's the case.

Thanks!
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November 29, 2010 8:15:37 PM

You are correct you can only SLI 2 of the same cards, but if your goal is just to run 3 different monitors and not to span games (which you probably can't do with your monitor setup anyways) then any ole NVidia card will do (you don't want to mix ATI and Nvidia because of driver issues).

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November 29, 2010 8:24:28 PM

Just to point out that nvidia dose have eyefinity, called "Vision Surround", also supports 3d gaming. Only catch is you need 2 cards for 4 screens and 3 cards for 6 and so on. Only supported in the new 4xx series and older 2xx I believe.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-surround-technol...
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November 29, 2010 10:25:52 PM

Yes, the 580s support it as well though.
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