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2018/04/08 15:39:04 (permalink)
Hi guys,
 
I have a EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ with a Dell U3415W running on it.
The dell is QHD 3440 x 1440 at 60 Hz
I'd like to add 2 side monitors 2 2560 x 1440 at 60 Hz monitors and run them from the same card.
 
No gaming, just productivity. I've tried to read the specs, I know the card can handle 4 monitors, but could it handle 3 2K monitors?
 
I don't want to spring for the monitors to learn the card can handle it or be overtaxed....
 
Does anyone know, or how can I find out for sure (other than hooking up the 2k monitors of course :)
 
Thanks
 
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/08 15:41:32 (permalink)
    Simply yes, it will work fine.
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/09 06:58:31 (permalink)
    '' it will work fine  ''
     
    lol... as long as you don't run in to any of this for example
     
    https://forums.evga.com/GTX-980-Ti-Display-Port-quit-functioning-m2811437.aspx
     
    if so then all the horsepower in the world cant help you 
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/09 09:07:28 (permalink)
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    '' it will work fine  ''
     
    lol... as long as you don't run in to any of this for example
     
    https://forums.evga.com/GTX-980-Ti-Display-Port-quit-functioning-m2811437.aspx
     
    if so then all the horsepower in the world cant help you 


    Yes, if your video card is broken, it won't work, because it is broken. 
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/09 13:28:32 (permalink)
    ya . a lot of ''broken'' 900 cards  out there  it then seems . 
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/09 15:11:39 (permalink)
    Dr.Death
    ya . a lot of ''broken'' 900 cards  out there  it then seems . 


    Simple answer really. Population has increased globally, with that comes more and more PC users, which in turn means not only more people getting defective cards, or mistreating cards, but also means more users visiting & posting on forums such as EVGA. If EVGA was to compare analytic data(and share?) regarding website traffic from 10 years ago to modern day, I can guarantee traffic has more than likely tippled.......Modern day GPU's are just as reliable(if not more) then they were in past generations. The only thing is, now days everyone cries help to the forums first.

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/10 05:24:48 (permalink)
    The display port issues not withstanding I appreciate the consensus that it will work.
     
    How can I tell this from the card specs? Max resolution? number of something or other?
     
    Appreciate the input.
     
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/10 09:09:17 (permalink)
    The GTX 970/980 are both capable of running 3x 4K monitors. So with you running 1x 4k & 2x 2K monitors won't be an issue, just be sure to use extended desktop mode, with each panel set to it's native resolution. Simply put, Each Display Port can handle up to the 3,840×2,160 resolution with Display Port 1.2. If you have viewed the GTX 970 Specification Page the "Maximum Digital Resolution" is in reference to a single display ports capability, so for people who are using splitters like this, that is where the maximum digital display resolution of 5120x3200 comes into play(someone please correct me of I am wrong). Anyway be sure to get decent display port cables. I do hear cables can be a bit finicky.
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/10 12:20:07 (permalink)
    And get ready to rma the card in a year or so.
    Sorry, too many people running multiple monitors here that the card fails with DP's after 3 months to a year.
    I would not trust it if it were me.
    But, man, 3 2k monitor setup is tempting as heck, if I had the money, so I dont blame you.
    :)

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/10 14:30:39 (permalink)
    I have been using 3 monitors till now. The ultra wide dell 34 inch and dual 27inch 1080P monitors. I just wanted to update the side monitors to 2K.
     
    I'll report back. So far my EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ has been rock solid.

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/10 14:54:38 (permalink)
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    I have been using 3 monitors till now. The ultra wide dell 34 inch and dual 27inch 1080P monitors. I just wanted to update the side monitors to 2K.
     
    I'll report back. So far my EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ has been rock solid.


    I had two of those same model 970's running multiple displays for a couple years.  Never had any issue's with them.  They are now being used seperatley in two different systems.

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/12 11:50:34 (permalink)
    Hmm.
    How do you run that?
    I have 2 old old monitors, 16:10 1920x1200 and a 16:9 1920x1080.
    Along with my main monitor at 2560x1440, would I be able to use either one of those monitors with my 2560x1440 monitor? Or, would I have to go down to the lowest monitor's resolution? And, this is a gsync monitor 144hz monitor (well, at 120hz, get better frames that way, I have no idea why), and the 1920x1080 IS a 144hz, the 1920x1200 is NOT, its a 60hz. Would I have to go to the lowest hz also? (sorry, I have NEVER done dual monitors before).
    And, could I use the DP for my main, and then use the DVI for the other(s) ? They are so old they only have vga/dvi, with 1 'maybe' having hdmi.
    Does the games only stay on the main monitor? Do the games fps drop dramatically?
    I also dont want to have 
     
    I just want to try it with 2 monitors to use the other monitor to see how my temps and psu settings are doing while gaming, but this monitor blocks out (like the old days of gaming type blocking out, where the pixels look like big blocks lol), when I try to go to a different resolution, and I cant read anything because it makes the text sharpness go all fuzzy (but, I could probably read the other monitor fine, since it would not be affected by this monitor?).
    Like I said, I wouldnt mind running it for just a couple days, with only 2 monitors, to see my temps though in real time, instead of just after the fact, to see if anything is making it go up to super high temps like it shouldnt be but does.
     
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/12 12:03:44 (permalink)
    I was running and sometimes still do, my 1440P Gsync 144Hz display (primary), along with a 120Hz 1080P display and another 60Hz 1080P TV all from the same GPU.
     
    They all use there own native resolution and refresh rates.  Currently my Gsync display is connected via DP.  My 120Hz display is connected via DVI-D, and the 60Hz TV connected via HDMI.
     
    EDIT:  One thing I have never tested was the combination of a 16:9 display along with a 16:10.  I can't speak to that.
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/12 12:17:50 (permalink)
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    I was running and sometimes still do, my 1440P Gsync 144Hz display (primary), along with a 120Hz 1080P display and another 60Hz 1080P TV all from the same GPU.
     
    They all use there own native resolution and refresh rates.  Currently my Gsync display is connected via DP.  My 120Hz display is connected via DVI-D, and the 60Hz TV connected via HDMI.
     
    EDIT:  One thing I have never tested was the combination of a 16:9 display along with a 16:10.  I can't speak to that.



    Oh, very cool.
    And what did you have to do to get that running right? Any windows settings I need to adjust? Any Nvidia settings? Any bios settings?
    And, what OS did you do this on? I am on Win 8.1
     
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/12 13:09:28 (permalink)
    I have ran multi monitors like described above on Win7 and on every version of Win10 to date.  The only thing I do is after I install a new graphics driver or do a fresh OS install is open the Nvidia CP to verify all display's are running at native resolution and at the correct refresh rates.  They usually already are, but I like to double check.
     
    I also move the display's in "Set up multiple displays" (NVCPL) settings to how I have them actually set up.  Like my secondary to the left of my primary and my 3rd display centered and above display's 1 & 2.

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/13 12:04:08 (permalink)
    Sweet, thanks.
    One more question though:
    Can I put the other monitor (I only want to use 2) on the PhysX only card, the GTX580? And leave the gaming monitor on the Titan X?
    SO:
    Titan X for Gaming - 2560x1440 @ 120hz
    GTX580 dedicated PhysX card - 1920x1080 @ 144hz
     
    Will that work?
    Or, do I have to have all the monitors on the Titan X ?
     
    Thanks a bunch guys, I really appreciate it.

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/13 13:03:53 (permalink)
    When I ran a dedicated PhysX card, I ran my extra display's from that.  Otherwise they were on the main GPU.

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/13 13:34:45 (permalink)
    Super sweet!
    Thanks!
    Going to try this tomorrow.
    Thanks a bunch guys!

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/13 15:05:45 (permalink)
    NP, happy to help... Let us know how it works out.  Should work just fine...

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/13 22:29:44 (permalink)
    Hehe, nothing has worked fine since putting this Titan X in (Except my GTX580 and GTX780 that is, they both work very fine in this system).
    :(

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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/14 06:09:30 (permalink)
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    Hehe, nothing has worked fine since putting this Titan X in (Except my GTX580 and GTX780 that is, they both work very fine in this system).
    :(




    I hope you will fix problems. You should pull out GTX580. You don't need PhysX card any more.
    That advantage of NVIDIA is finished. They had great option to continue to develop PhysX.
    Now few generations newer PhysX would completely change face of gaming and AMD Radeon would be like person in well chair among sprinters.
    But NVIDIA decide to keep PhysX in 2012 and I don't know why we still update that software, just to work everything on GeForce.
    That's because NVIDIA don't need any more PhysX to sell they GPU.
    Now have raw power and at least 12 months advantage to AMD but I believe more on field of Graphic Processors in both section, gaming and professional GPU. 
    PhysX was weapon in period when they were equal and when new Radeon mean new domination. Now you pay Vega64 and can't beat 12 months old GTX1080.
    Only you need 100W bigger PSU.
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/14 10:54:35 (permalink)
    Having the 580 in is the only thing that has stabilized the titan x. It wont get pulled out ever until I get another card that wont crap out like the titan x has.
     
    If you want to know more about why, check here:
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/15 14:08:48 (permalink)
    Hi guys, for the record, as fortold.....the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ has no problem with a Dell U3415W (2K) and 2, 27 inch, 2K monitors.
    Thanks to all that said it was possible, it is... (note: this is not used for gaming, just for productivity apps)
     
    Thanks!
     
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    Re: Do I have enough "horsepower" to.... 2018/04/16 10:51:52 (permalink)
    So glad it worked out man! Sounds like you have much productivity ahead

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