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El Quintron
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Triple Monitor setup question

I figured out my GTX670 supports a triple monitor setup, I have two 23" 1920x1080s 60hz monitors now, and I was wondering if I had to get exactly the same thing in a triple monitor setup.

I've been wanting to get another monitor; so I was wondering if I should stick to the same type (1920x1080 60hz 23") or if I had some flexibility eg: 120hz LED 1920x1200 that I could stick in the middle, or some other configuration...

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If they are 3 individual display pipes, you can plug in 3 different monitors - they don't need to be alike in way.

I have a 16x12, 19x10 and 12x10 all connected right now -
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said by ccallana:

If they are 3 individual display pipes, you can plug in 3 different monitors - they don't need to be alike in way.

That's awesome, have you used them for gaming or any type of activity that spans across all monitors?
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If you are going to use all 3 for gaming, I would suggest sticking with matching size and resolution. It will work mismatched, but it gets annoying when your cursor jumps from one resolution/size to another.

Also keep in mind that the higher spanned resolution is going to cut your frame rate a bit.
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Good to know, assuming I stay with 1920x1080, @23" but go for a LED with a 120hz would this cause any type of grief gaming wise?
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That I don't know.

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Compare your fps with one, or two monitors. More memory, cpu power, more gpu power, and more gpu memory.... Those demo systems have chained multiple high-end video cards. Many games likely won't run as well as we would like on more than one monitor, but if they support amd eyefinity there's a better chance they might, however it might only be eyefinity.
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You do not absolutely have to stick with the same monitor, but you'll have some issues otherwise. If you put in a 1920x1200 in the middle, that would likely to be run at 1920x1080 (at least that was the case with my AMD based card) and it will most likely to run only at 60 Hz as well. If you can live with those restrictions, by all means, get a 120Hz, 1920x1200 monitor.

Personally, I have a 27" 1920x1200 monitor in the middle with two 19" 1280x1024 monitors on each side in portrait mode. The 19" monitors run at 1024x1200. The height of the displays are roughly equal, so my 3 monitor setup actually looks OK.
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Asus VE276Q, VE278Q and VK278Q triple 27” (1920x1080) Widescreen Monitor setup (Dual Link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort).

That’s on an XFX HD 6870 video card. Since they are all the same resolution and frequency there aren’t any inconsistencies.


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This is awesome... the only problem I have with this thread is that all of a sudden I want another GTX670... ya know just to future proof my setup.

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I have a 30" Dell 2560 x 1600 LCD sandwiched by two vertical HP 27" 1440 x 2560 's (well, 27" 2560 x 1440 tilted vertically).

I've also purchased displayfusion to get a task bar with start menu on every monitor - »www.displayfusion.com/

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Their software is good, but I only use it to provide the 'move to next window' button, something I've been missing since nvidia no longer included nview with their drivers.

On Win 8 you can have a taskbar on every monitor now, and call up the metro start button on every monitor, however having an old style start button is nice.
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Start8 will give you the option for the classic start menu on Win8. Or you can use Ultramon on Win7 to get the taskbar options. It also includes the move to monitor button.


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said by urbanriot:

I have a 30" Dell 2560 x 1600 LCD sandwiched by two vertical HP 27" 1440 x 2560 's (well, 27" 2560 x 1440 tilted vertically).

Normally, people use 1600x1200 21" displays in that position -- they have the same height and pixel count when rotated 90 degrees.
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said by aurgathor:

said by urbanriot:

I have a 30" Dell 2560 x 1600 LCD sandwiched by two vertical HP 27" 1440 x 2560 's (well, 27" 2560 x 1440 tilted vertically).

Normally, people use 1600x1200 21" displays in that position -- they have the same height and pixel count when rotated 90 degrees.

You've both given me something to think about... which is get a bigger monitor and shift the 23" vertically.

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Indeed,....

However you could also just use a physically larger monitor like a 27" that still has the same 1920x1080 resolution as your 23" monitors. Now that I think about it, Newegg had an Acer 27" monitor with passive 3D for ~$250 yesterday,...

If you go with a larger resolution monitor what resolution would you use to get the same height and pixel count when rotated 90 degrees? What will match the 1920,....?

***edit***

Not that it matters now but it was one of these two models that Newegg was selling for ~$250:

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···24009300

Or

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···24009361

Apparently they work with nVidia 3D Vision


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said by Octavean:

Indeed,....
If you go with a larger resolution monitor what resolution would you use to get the same height and pixel count when rotated 90 degrees? What will match the 1920,....?

I've been kicking that one in the back of my head for a couple of days now.

My two current monitors are fairly good (a 23" Acer V233H and a 23" Acer H233H) the horizontal lenght (which would become the height) is 21.4" I'd have to find a bigger monitor who's vertical height would be 21.4"...
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Right but I think the suggestion also extended to resolution not just an issue of physical dimensions,...


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said by Octavean:

Right but I think the suggestion also extended to resolution not just an issue of physical dimensions,...

You're right that's another thing I've been kicking around. I may just give/sell the old ones if I can't get this to work.
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Well if you are happy with those monitors I see no reason to replace them,....

One other thing to consider is that the Acer V233H and Acer H233H are more or less value based monitor solutions. As such their stands don't have rotation support that would allow for a vertical configuration in a triple monitor setup.

So unless you already have one you would need to buy a triple monitor stand / mount or two individual monitor stands for your current 23" monitors should you wish vertical monitors at the end of a triple monitor configuration.


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said by Octavean:

One other thing to consider is that the Acer V233H and Acer H233H are more or less value based monitor solutions. As such their stands don't have rotation support that would allow for a vertical configuration in a triple monitor setup.

That's good to know; not some much for a triple display setup, but I may just get an un-matching monitor and use it for gaming, and keep the other ones work monitors.
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Its interesting to see a 27” monitor going for less then $200. When I bought my first 27” 1920x1080 monitor it was difficult to find one for under ~$330.

Acer G276HLDbd Black 27" 6ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (3000:1) $199.99


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Funny you should mention that monitor... it was looking at it at my local Staples on Wednesday.
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Although not an absolute necessity, can you recommend a 27" display port monitor? I was looking on Newegg Canada, and I can only find up to 25"
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