PCI Interface and Resolution questions


Please help me with answers for those questions:
- on a video card which specifications' say <Max resolution: 2560x1600 pixels> does it mean I can't connect 2 x 1920px screens? If I want to do that, does the card need to have max resolution of 4096x2160px?

- if I put a video card with PCI Express x16 3.0 on a motherboard with PCI Express x16 2.0 will it be a huge performance drop?

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  1. It means that it cannot support higher than that resolution via one port. You can connect as many displays of the max specified resolution as the card allows (usually 2 or 3, never heard of card that doesn't support multiple monitors).

    There will be no performance drops on 2.0 motherboard for 3.0 card.
  2. So the max resolution isn't overall, like a sum of resolutions that the card can display across all ports? if that makes any sense :)

    Good to know there won't be any performance loss on PCI 2.0 with a 3.0 card.

  3. It's definitely not a sum. It's rather the maximum for each monitor separately.
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