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August 24, 2011 11:46:40 AM

Hello all,

I just build my new gaming rig and I'm starting to look into getting a triple monitor setup going for gaming. I know all three monitors have to run the same resolution.

Here is my current setup. I have an ASUS 120hz 2ms primary monitor (1920x1080) and a secondary Viewsonic 5ms 60hz (1920x1080). Do all "ms" have to match across the board for a triple monitor setup to work or can I just get a third monitor that runs at 1920x1080 as well and be good?

These monitors will be hooked up to two 580's SLI.


[Btw I tried to google this but didn't find much - maybe just a bad set of keywords I was trying]

Thanks!
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August 24, 2011 11:56:05 AM

You need all 3 to be at 2MS with same 120Hz otherwise you'll be crying when you will get more death than kill... 2MS and 5MS is totally a different gaming or you can say one is slow and one is faster... get another 120Hz+2MS+High Contrast+LED than your good.... LED gives better picture and also saves power...
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August 24, 2011 1:14:41 PM

I would say try it and see how it is. You may or may not notice 3ms difference or 60hz. Only you can tell if it's worth it to get two new monitors.
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August 24, 2011 3:18:13 PM

photon6786 said:
Hello all,

I just build my new gaming rig and I'm starting to look into getting a triple monitor setup going for gaming. I know all three monitors have to run the same resolution.

Here is my current setup. I have an ASUS 120hz 2ms primary monitor (1920x1080) and a secondary Viewsonic 5ms 60hz (1920x1080). Do all "ms" have to match across the board for a triple monitor setup to work or can I just get a third monitor that runs at 1920x1080 as well and be good?

These monitors will be hooked up to two 580's SLI.


[Btw I tried to google this but didn't find much - maybe just a bad set of keywords I was trying]

Thanks!


I would be careful about connecting different monitors up to a pair of NVidia cards. The last time I heard anything, NVidia GPUs didn't play well with different monitors, even if the only thing different between them was the manufacturer (and all other specs were the same).
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August 24, 2011 6:01:18 PM

I have hooked up different type monitors to my NVidia cards in the past without issue.
they were different resolutions and different manufacturers. I only gamed on one but used the other one for productivity perpouses without any issue.

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August 24, 2011 6:17:11 PM

taso11 said:
I would say try it and see how it is. You may or may not notice 3ms difference or 60hz. Only you can tell if it's worth it to get two new monitors.



comming from someone who's quote is "if it aint breaking, you aint learnin!!!"

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August 24, 2011 7:11:42 PM

madtech01 said:
I have hooked up different type monitors to my NVidia cards in the past without issue.
they were different resolutions and different manufacturers. I only gamed on one but used the other one for productivity perpouses without any issue.


The problem I'm talking about comes up when you want to hook up 3 monitors across 2 NVidia cards, and lots of people, reviewers included, have had tons of problems getting the setup to work. If you only have 2 monitors, you can connect them to a single card and, presumably, avoid the issue.
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August 25, 2011 3:48:40 AM

phendric said:
The problem I'm talking about comes up when you want to hook up 3 monitors across 2 NVidia cards, and lots of people, reviewers included, have had tons of problems getting the setup to work. If you only have 2 monitors, you can connect them to a single card and, presumably, avoid the issue.

That's why you go Eyefinity! The 6970 His IceQ is my recommended choice(See if it got 2GB because it need at least 2GB for all 3 MoNiToR monitor)... You can wait next year for the 7k(7000/7xxx) series which should be better, IDK about Nvidia but i think it'll be 6xx series next lol with Kepler(Not Sure)...
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