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Can I run quadruple monitors on a GTX 660 ti?

I have a gigabyte GTX 660 TI and I am wondering before I buy them if it would be possible to run 3 of these monitors: http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-25UM58-P-ultrawide-monitor and a 1080x720 RCA monitor without cooking my card.
the IO limitations are fine for me, I can deal with converters.
All that I need to know is if I were to run say, CS:GO on the middle monitor, Streaming programs on the right, Reference material on the left monitor and a YouTube video on the RCA one. Will my graphics card be able to handle it?
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  1. Well, from the specs it says it's capable of using 4 monitors with it.

    I can tell you this, I use a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card with 4 monitors for stock trading and all 4 work great. Two are connect via HDMI and two are connected via DVI.
  2. My biggest concerns are will it affect my performance a lot? and when I look on gigabyte's website http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4320#sp
    the resolution limitations scare me.
  3. eh, i'd suggest running the 660 for only the gaming monitor, and getting some other card to run the other 2-3 monitors. usually you can also run a monitor from the mobo, so you could use mobo(1screen) + 660(1screen) + any cheap card (2screens)
  4. giantbucket said:
    eh, i'd suggest running the 660 for only the gaming monitor, and getting some other card to run the other 2-3 monitors. usually you can also run a monitor from the mobo, so you could use mobo(1screen) + 660(1screen) + any cheap card (2screens)


    No built in graphics on my motherboard :/
  5. what mobo has you?
  6. giantbucket said:
    what mobo has you?


    Asus (The Ultimate Force) Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
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    oh, nice. so you can run multiple graphics cards without issue. like the 660 for the gaming monitor and pick up a pair of cheap older cards on eBay to run extra screens. get something that's not too old so that the driver can handle them along with the 660. the nvidia page will list a wide range of cards for each driver version for your specific OS, so that'll tell you what your options are.
  8. Would it be a good idea to get a 750 ti to run the main monitor and the small extra one and then use the 660 for the other two? I'm trying for the cheapest but something that works option. I'm already going to be blowing $600-700 on the new monitors so I don't want to go overboard getting new graphics cards
  9. up to you. since the other screens are only doing 2D desktop stuff, it doesn't matter what the cards are - as long as the driver can support the main GPU and the extra GPUs (be careful when updating drivers cuz you might get version that's so new it drops support for the older cards)
  10. superminer10 said:
    Would it be a good idea to get a 750 ti to run the main monitor and the small extra one and then use the 660 for the other two? I'm trying for the cheapest but something that works option. I'm already going to be blowing $600-700 on the new monitors so I don't want to go overboard getting new graphics cards


    1) THREE video cards?

    I would suggest the GTX750Ti or better as your main card, then an inexpensive, fanless PCIe card for the rest. I'd stay with AMD or NVidia completely if possible.

    However...
    2) Is that correct that it has only HDMI inputs?
    If so, you'll need to think carefully about what video cards you get. Most or all cheaper cards have one at most. i forget now if you said what CPU you had (to use the iGPU) but I'd still recommend something different.

    3) *I really don't think 3x ultrawide monitors are a great idea. They're still only 1080 lines of resolution and height is usually more important than width. Personally I'd get a 2560x1440 as the main, gaming monitor then two different, perhaps 1920x1080 22" to 24" monitors.

    With different monitors you can get better INPUT choices than simply HDMI (if that's accurate but the site said 2xHDMI).

    Anyway, I'll give a suggestion for three monitors below.
  11. Update:
    okay, it seems to be:
    HDMI
    DVI, and
    VGA

    If you really want ultra-wide as the gaming monitor that's fine, though I don't know if I'd want three of them side-by-side as you'll either be turning your head a lot or have to place them quite a ways away. Neither is ideal.

    Pretty inexpensive for the specs though.
  12. Expensive yes, but bear with me...
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/c298TW/asus-monitor-mg279q

    You can get a 144Hz, Freesync, IPS monitor for $500.

    If you want to play CSGO, it's absolutely incredible. You get incredibly SMOOTH gaming. Conversely, if you have a 60Hz monitor you either have to put on VSYNC which makes it pretty SLUGGISH for shooters, or you have to turn VSYNC OFF which gives a lot of screen tearing because you're getting partial frames mixed together every time it updates (60X per second).

    Yes, it's expensive though you can get two, cheaper monitors for non-gaming purposes.

    You may also want to get an RX-480 graphics card for $200+ when it comes up then add the other monitors later. The RX-480 and this Freesync monitor would be a truly awesome experience.

    (just FYI, but Freesync ideally needs 2.5X the max to min ratio for asynch mode to work properly. If it's 30 to 75Hz it's okay, but if it's 30Hz to 60Hz it's not. This one is either 30 or 40Hz all the way up to 144Hz though. A lot of Freesync monitors suck because of this. Heck one recent model is 45Hz to 75Hz meaning you either have VSYNC ON or VSYNC OFF when above or below this so games are toggling in and out of the smooth mode a lot which is a HORRIBLE experience.)

    Other two monitors:
    Some people get smaller monitors and turn them 90deg which is pretty useful for many programs. If so, then calculate so it matches the vertical height of the screen not counting the bezel.

    Either way, I'd get two, identical monitors. There are plenty of choices around $100 that are pretty good. Might want:
    a) IPS (if main screen is IPS)
    b) 1920x1080
    c) INPUTS should match what graphics card or cards can output.

    Summary:
    You may not care at all, but if it was my money then I'd get the $500, 2560x1440, 27", Freesync monitor, buy the RX-480 when available, then get the other monitors as budget allows.

    *again, FREESYNC can be pretty awesome, especially for shooters. I don't mention GSYNC because it's out of your budget, and also the new RX-480 is the best value card you can get IMO if roughly $200 (MSRP, and 4GB version not 8GB) is your max budget.
  13. I have looked at what my budget can handle and from what I can see I can get two of the ultra wide monitors, keep my semi-decent 16:9 monitor for gaming, and it should be able to run on the single 660 ti without severely compromising performance. If I can find the money for it I guess my best bet would be to get three ultra wide monitors, get a gtx 750 ti, use that card for the centre ultrawide monitor and my small one that gets wall mounted across the room (don't ask why) . Then use the 660 ti that I already have and use it to drive the two ultra wide monitors on the sides. Total costs would be about $180 for the 750. And ~$650 for all three ultra wide monitors.
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