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3 gtx 680's on 1 display

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September 10, 2012 7:40:34 PM

Just wondering if it would be a horrible idea to have 3 gtx 680's in sli on one display? My display is a dell ultrasharp 2312hm. The only reason why I am asking is because I hate gaming with two display's bcz it is always cutting your player in half. The only other alternative is three displays but I don't have the room for such a setup. So would there be a lot of stress on my dell monitor with three GTX 680's and would it mess with my system? I don't know if any of this information will help you guys out but I use the display port to hook up my monitor and I game on 1900 x 1080 resolution.

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September 10, 2012 7:45:51 PM

using multi cards on one monitor will not put 'stress' on the monitor. the monitor will only receive what is sent it by the card.

However, 3 680's on one monitor is ridiculous overkill. you dont need more than 60 fps on a monitor (ignoring 120 hz and 3d etc), and since ONE 680 will max anything at 60 fps, having 3 will not make it appear any smoother.

if you have 3 680's already which it seems you do, then go ahead and use them - it wont hurt but make sure you turn on vsync otherwsie your fps will rocket up using unneeded power and producing unneeded heat.
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September 10, 2012 7:50:23 PM

Yes, it would. At 1080p and 60hz, 2 680's is only rarely going to have use. 3 is just a complete waste. 2 is rarely useful at that resolution and refresh rate. Only the most demanding games will make use of more than 1 680.
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September 10, 2012 7:54:22 PM

tanman23 said:
Just wondering if it would be a horrible idea to have 3 gtx 680's in sli on one display? My display is a dell ultrasharp 2312hm. The only reason why I am asking is because I hate gaming with two display's bcz it is always cutting your player in half. The only other alternative is three displays but I don't have the room for such a setup. So would there be a lot of stress on my dell monitor with three GTX 680's and would it mess with my system? I don't know if any of this information will help you guys out but I use the display port to hook up my monitor and I game on 1900 x 1080 resolution.


There is little value in a graphics configuration stronger than a GTX680 driving a single 1080P monitor.

I suggest you look into a 27" 2560 x 1440 monitor, or even a 30" 2560 x 1600 monitor.
Keep your old monitor on the side for e-mail, monitors, and other static stuff.

Even then a single GTX680 will perform very well.
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September 10, 2012 8:03:42 PM

+1 +1

Big overkill at 1 x 1080p. However, in time, could you 'make' room for 3 1080p monitors? - that would certainly justify the gfx cards and be pretty darn rootin.
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September 10, 2012 8:23:19 PM

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September 10, 2012 9:09:13 PM

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