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GTX 660Ti 3GB - 2 monitors + TV?

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January 29, 2013 7:32:39 PM

I'm looking for information on how to do this properly. What I would like to accomplish is having my new GTX 660Ti 3GB drive my two 22" lcd monitors ( witch it does marvelously right now ) and also output video to my Vizio TV. The TV is a model XVT3D554SV. Both of my monitors are using the two DVI connectors. I tried linking my TV with an HDMI cable but I have not gotten any video on the screen nor has windows or the video driver utility ( i forget the name of it ) detected the TV being plugged in. I'm not looking to have output to the TV all the time I would just like to fire up steam's big picture mode and sit back on my couch sometimes. Have i done something wrong or am i trying to do something this card can not handle here?

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Digitalink


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February 26, 2013 7:57:05 PM

Response from MSI tech support

This card can only output to 2 display max using legacy connectivity (VGA, DVI, HDMI), unless if you use DisplayPort as your 3rd display then you can achieve three (3) display output.

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February 26, 2013 7:59:31 PM
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According to Nvidia the 660Ti can support four monitors, try having a root around the Nvidia site.
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February 26, 2013 8:04:38 PM

Mousemonkey said:
According to Nvidia the 660Ti can support four monitors, try having a root around the Nvidia site.


I suppose both could be accurate if they don't specifically state you need to use the display port to get that result.
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February 26, 2013 8:19:49 PM

The DP must be used for the fourth monitor IIRC.
February 26, 2013 10:23:47 PM

Wow, the info is just so convoluted. What a mess.

The 660Ti features page clearly lists NVIDIA surround as a feature tech:

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...


Also the NVIDIA surround tool shows any of the legacy ports used to achieve the 3 monitor surround

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/3dvision-sur...


The surround tech includes a 4th monitor as a "monitor panel" but does not seem to be available if you read the surround tech configuration tool that way.

Also, what is never addressed is if the 3 monitor display setup is only used in gaming and for spreading a single game frame across the 3 screens or if they all can be configured independently just as i do my 2 current panels. In either case the configuration tool does highlight all 4 connections as available for use in up to a 3 panel setup. Yet, MSI's answer explains why my TV gets no signal right now.

Looks like I've got some testing to do. What a mess.
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February 26, 2013 10:26:26 PM

But at least you don't have to use active DP adapters! :lol: 
February 27, 2013 8:26:49 PM

So after you pointing me in the NVIDIA direction mousemonkey I got all pissed off and rewired things last night. Guess what,

I think i have a bad HDMI port on the TV because now everything works as you would expect. 2 DVI powered LED panels and my TV on the HDMI port.

Thanks for the top notch support MSI. At least their product works though!
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February 27, 2013 8:28:17 PM

I'm glad you got it sorted.
February 27, 2013 8:42:19 PM

Yea man, thanks much :) 
March 5, 2013 11:16:33 PM

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