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EVGA GTX 580 mini hdmi output for third display?

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July 3, 2011 5:43:15 PM

New system and new vid card EVGA GTX 280 Has two DVIs and one mini HDMI I want to run three displays two will plug in to the DVIs and (can I use the mini HDMI for the Third display ) or do I need to save more for a second Vid card and SLI ?


Mike M
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July 3, 2011 5:52:29 PM

Nope,for 3 monitors you need either a Triplehead-to-go or SLI.
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July 3, 2011 5:57:59 PM

You need two video cards to run three displays. SLI is not necessary (two matching cards hooked up in tandem), but you do need two Nvidia cards. If you wanted to game across three screens, then SLI would be necessary.
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July 4, 2011 3:00:11 PM

Timop said:
Nope,for 3 monitors you need either a Triplehead-to-go or SLI.


And how about the ability to make them all appear as one giant screen? -With out "stretching the window" or running within a window as in full screen?

like I mentioned b4 Id like to run 3 monitors , but have it appear as one big screen. Also do all game support this or only a few let you render it that way?

Thank you for the comments - Mike
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July 4, 2011 3:04:34 PM

mikeannam said:
And how about the ability to make them all appear as one giant screen? -With out "stretching the window" or running within a window as in full screen?

like I mentioned b4 Id like to run 3 monitors , but have it appear as one big screen. Also do all game support this or only a few let you render it that way?

Thank you for the comments - Mike

Like Eyefinity? You can do that with SLI or a Triple/Dual head to go.
To do that with a single card you need AMD.
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July 4, 2011 3:37:09 PM

NVIDIA Surround on three displays using the GeForce GTX 280 is going to require that you save up and add a second GeForce GTX 280 for 2-way SLI.

This will require an SLI capable motherboard and a power supply unit capable of powering a 2-way SLI'd GeForce GTX 280 system. You'll need a power supply with a minimum +12 Volt continuous current rating of 60 Amps or greater and with at least two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI-E Supplementary Power Connectors.

If you would of had a GeForce GTX 590 or a GeForce GTX 295 graphics card you would already have been able to run NVIDIA Surround on three displays.
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July 4, 2011 10:19:38 PM

thank you all for the tips .... keep em coming .now just to save another $500 bucks!
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