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I am looking at getting 2 evga gtx 570 2560mb models and I would like to run SLI on them with three monitors in surround. Now the card has 4 ports 2 dvi, 1 HDMI and 1 display port now the question i have is when running SLI on these cards can I use the other ports to run monitors for feeds things like reedit tweet deck steam xfire vent and winamp or itunes now the computer would see these as extra monitors and the original 3 as one because of surround now the other question i have is could i use the other ports for surround as well or is it limited to just 2 per card. Any help would be great thanks.

asked Aug 13 '11 at 16:05

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edited Aug 13 '11 at 16:08

You can use three monitors in SLI. but I am not too sure what ports you have to use to get the monitors working in surround.

answered Aug 13 '11 at 16:11

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you can chose in nvidas software but i need to find out what happes to the other ports and if i can use them like you would if you had the monitors setup not in surround the only other option to use them would be get a usb to dvi/vga for them but i dont really want to do that.

(Aug 13 '11 at 16:21) theghost theghost's gravatar image

each card supports a max of 2 minitors due to the fact that each card only has two RAMDAC's therefore only two monitors can be connected to each card, if you do a 3 monitor surround then the additional 1 monitor would be monitor 2

answered Aug 13 '11 at 16:56

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Ok cool thanks also do you know how many monitors is surround limited too

(Aug 13 '11 at 18:00) theghost theghost's gravatar image

Six Displays

(Aug 13 '11 at 19:49) Ebotman16 Ebotman16's gravatar image

oh ok cool thanks dude you don't know how long ive been looking for that.

(Aug 13 '11 at 21:03) theghost theghost's gravatar image
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