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[Graphics card/monitors]new to eyefinity have question about 3xmonitor

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October 5, 2011 7:57:13 PM

Hi, I am new to computer building in general, but I have recently finished building my first computer.
I was wondering I have a single MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC video card. Is it possible to connect triple monitors to just that one card?
If I can connect 3, which 3 monitors do you guys/girls suggest for minimum price/maximum quality?
in portrait mode also~

Thanks~ :) 
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October 5, 2011 9:33:22 PM

going with nVidia it's "2D/3D surround" going with AMD it's "Eyefinity"
a single AMD HD 6K/7K GPU supports up to 4 monitors.
you need to SLI the GTX 560Ti in order to support 3 monitors.

i always recommend 3-way CF for Eyefinity, and in order to enjoy gaming at high resolution and high FPS you need to SLI GTX 580s
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October 5, 2011 11:07:56 PM

ilysaml said:
going with nVidia it's "2D/3D surround" going with AMD it's "Eyefinity"
a single AMD HD 6K/7K GPU supports up to 4 monitors.
you need to SLI the GTX 560Ti in order to support 3 monitors.

i always recommend 3-way CF for Eyefinity, and in order to enjoy gaming at high resolution and high FPS you need to SLI GTX 580s


How come on this webpage http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... under SPECS it says support up to 3 monitors?
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October 6, 2011 1:05:38 AM

i clicked specs, in the specifications table it's 3D: yes no 3D monitors support, and the link i provided shows the GPUs that are capable of running 3 monitors.
the GTX 295, 590 can run it without SLI becasue they are dual GPUs, the rest GPUs beging from GTX 460 (you need 2 × GTX 460).
begining from GTX 260 you need 3-way SLI (3 × GTX 260)
a single GTX 460 or 560Ti supports only 2 monitors, you need to SLI the GTX 560Ti to hook up 3rd monitor
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October 6, 2011 1:10:57 AM

ahaaa, i saw it.... still you need to get a second card for running 3 monitors.
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October 6, 2011 1:36:22 AM

ilysaml said:
i clicked specs, in the specifications table it's 3D: yes no 3D monitors support, and the link i provided shows the GPUs that are capable of running 3 monitors.
the GTX 295, 590 can run it without SLI becasue they are dual GPUs, the rest GPUs beging from GTX 460 (you need 2 × GTX 460).
begining from GTX 260 you need 3-way SLI (3 × GTX 260)
a single GTX 460 or 560Ti supports only 2 monitors, you need to SLI the GTX 560Ti to hook up 3rd monitor



ahh ok thanks~ i think im starting to understand, so even in NON 3D mode i still need another card to hook up the 3rd monitor?

If I want 3 monitor setup do you think I should return my card (bought card for 250) and get a multi-GPU or get another one of the same card which way is minimize the cost/maximum the gain? thanks~
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October 6, 2011 1:40:13 AM

yes exactly, and i saw the max monitor specs, i guss they meant that the card will support 3 monitors when SLI cuz there are some models such as GT 210/20/30 that even when SLI won't support 3 monitors.
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October 6, 2011 6:29:29 AM

If multi monitor gaming is a big thing for you, go with ATI, their cards are definitely more multi monitor friendly at the moment
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October 6, 2011 7:51:40 PM

the fong said:
If multi monitor gaming is a big thing for you, go with ATI, their cards are definitely more multi monitor friendly at the moment


What if not necessarily always gaming sometimes just for more productivity like opening more documents or programs on more than just one monitor?
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October 6, 2011 7:59:26 PM

same thing, the rule is general. more than 2 monitors you need a single AMD HD GPU.
or 2 GPUs from nVidia
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October 8, 2011 12:02:08 AM

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October 8, 2011 12:14:05 AM

oh one more thing if say i get a amd hd 6950 card the back only has 2 dvi ports how would i connect the 3rd monitor? thanks~
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October 8, 2011 12:15:41 AM

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oh one more thing if say i get a amd hd 6950 card the back only has 2 dvi ports how would i connect the 3rd monitor? thanks~

the HD 6950 has 2 DVIs, 2 Mini DisplayPorts, 1 HDMI
you connect the third monitor via a DisplayPort To DVI adapter
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October 8, 2011 12:42:30 AM

ilysaml said:
the HD 6950 has 2 DVIs, 2 Mini DisplayPorts, 1 HDMI
you connect the third monitor via a DisplayPort To DVI adapter


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