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March 29, 2012 7:29:19 PM

I have a GTX 680, I love it and its great! I dont want to upgrade my monitors though. I have 3 1280x1024 17 LCD monitors that all have vga connections, I have one vga to DVI-I for one, My other hook ups that I want to use are vga to DVI-D and VGA to full display. How can I accomplish this? Also i was wondering what resolution does 3x 1280x1024 equal? Or what is it comparable to so I can gauge how my card will perform. I already have used it on my 42" 1080P LCD TV, and its a beast! I'm glad I got this card! Also I have another 680, got 2 by accident :)  Debating whether to SLI or sell, I put the 680 on craigslist for 600 OBO, no one even replied, the cards go for 700+ on Ebay. The box is still sealed brand new, where else could I try and sell this thing. Also I can always just send it back to newegg for a full refund because its unopened. Thanks in advanced!

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a c 291 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 7:38:09 PM

3x 1280x1024 = 3840x1024 or 3072x1280, depending on monitor positions and orientation.
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March 29, 2012 8:02:56 PM

You will need to get an Active DisplayPort to VGA adapter to get the third monitor to work. You can only have two monitors connected by VGA/DVI/HDMI. Any more, and those need to use DisplayPort. It's also against recommendations to use VGA at all if you plan to do three monitor gaming. A lot of screen tearing involved, from what I've read, anyways.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 11:29:02 AM

SinisterSalad said:
You will need to get an Active DisplayPort to VGA adapter to get the third monitor to work. You can only have two monitors connected by VGA/DVI/HDMI. Any more, and those need to use DisplayPort. It's also against recommendations to use VGA at all if you plan to do three monitor gaming. A lot of screen tearing involved, from what I've read, anyways.


Where did you read it's gonna need display ports? It's not an AMD card, and GTX 680 has only 1 Display port.

@OP, I've made some research and found out that it can be any combination of connectors:

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The GTX 680 allows three Surround monitors to run simultaneously through the GTX 680’s two DVI connectors, single HDMI connector and single DisplayPort connector.

Any combination of connectors and monitors is A-OK in 2D Surround, though in 3D Vision Surround the two DVI connectors and single DisplayPort connector must be utilized, and users must have three matching 3D Vision monitors.


http://uk.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-surroun...
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March 30, 2012 1:23:49 PM

MANOFKRYPTONAK said:
I have a GTX 680, I love it and its great! I dont want to upgrade my monitors though. I have 3 1280x1024 17 LCD monitors that all have vga connections, I have one vga to DVI-I for one, My other hook ups that I want to use are vga to DVI-D and VGA to full display. How can I accomplish this? Also i was wondering what resolution does 3x 1280x1024 equal? Or what is it comparable to so I can gauge how my card will perform. I already have used it on my 42" 1080P LCD TV, and its a beast! I'm glad I got this card! Also I have another 680, got 2 by accident :)  Debating whether to SLI or sell, I put the 680 on craigslist for 600 OBO, no one even replied, the cards go for 700+ on Ebay. The box is still sealed brand new, where else could I try and sell this thing. Also I can always just send it back to newegg for a full refund because its unopened. Thanks in advanced!


SLI those cards immediately :ouch: 

You don't want to upgrade your monitors?

By the way your 42" TV ran at 1920x1080, that's what 1080P actually is.

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March 30, 2012 8:10:23 PM

Sunius said:
3x 1280x1024 = 3840x1024 or 3072x1280, depending on monitor positions and orientation.


Which setup is going to use less vram? Which resolution is going to look the best?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 9:50:14 PM

The RAM usage and performance will be identical. I'd say it's up to you, and you could use 3072x1280 only if your monitors have ability to be rotated 90° :p 
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April 6, 2012 11:19:02 PM

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a c 217 U Graphics card
April 6, 2012 11:24:46 PM

According to Nvidia's website. 2D surround (3 monitor gaming) requires 3 digital connections with a single 680 or 3 analog as an option in SLI. VGA is an analog connection. Your current monitors will not work. HDMI, DVI-D/I and Displayport are all digital.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-surround-system-...
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