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    I know newer ATi cards (depending on model) can support up to 6 monitors but I am unable to find some detailed info about NVidia cards.

    I want to know if cards like 560Ti can handle 3 monitor setup or not. They have one (mini?) hdmi + 2 dvi. So might need a converter though.
    The reason I'm posting is because I heard from someone that two of those ports are (hdmi+1dvi) are shared.

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    No Nativly All NV Single GPUs support upto 2 monitors per GPU. There are some hardware to make 3 monitors out of 1 output , but don't know how effiective they are.
    Meanwhile 2 560Ti s in SLI or any SLI configuration will allow :-
    2 cards - 4 Monitors
    3 cards - 6 Monitors
    Its better to get an AMD card to do the job.
    & yes 1 DVI port is shared with the Mini HDMi Port.

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    Nice! there goes my 3 monitor setup plan...down in to the drain.

    ---------- Post added at 00:50 ---------- Previous post was at 00:49 ----------

    PS: I can still do 3 monitor with 2 on NVidia and one on IGP...but
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    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    Nice! there goes my 3 monitor setup plan...down in to the drain.

    ---------- Post added at 00:50 ---------- Previous post was at 00:49 ----------

    PS: I can still do 3 monitor with 2 on NVidia and one on IGP...but
    idk if that will even work or not. bcoz IGP is a whole diffrent Chip. Try AMD cards for 3 Monitor Setups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EviL AnGeL View Post
    idk if that will even work or not. bcoz IGP is a whole diffrent Chip. Try AMD cards for 3 Monitor Setups.
    It works. I have done it before. In fact, it doesn't really matter what gfx card are you using. You can combine any number of (different) gfx cards and monitors...they'll just work seamlessly in Windows. For games, it is a different story.

    What about using two NVidia cards...for 3/4 monitor setup AND using the additional card for PhysX while gaming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    It works. I have done it before. In fact, it doesn't really matter what gfx card are you using. You can combine any number of (different) gfx cards and monitors...they'll just work seamlessly in Windows. For games, it is a different story.

    What about using two NVidia cards...for 3/4 monitor setup AND using the additional card for PhysX while gaming?
    Oh nice, Haven't done/read this b4 though. With Dual Nvidia cards & an extra card for phys X only batman or fluid mark or other phys X related benches will bring a difference but almost 90% will not.

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