View Full Version : Strange dual monitor FPS issues

09-11-06, 08:46 PM
I am an Eve (http://www.eve-online.com/) addict. I run dual monitors. On my primary monitor (number 1), I am getting 150+ frames. When I move the game (in a window) to my second monitor, I'm only getting 30-32 frames. Monitor #1 is on card #1. Monitor #2 is on card #2. Anyone have any ideas why there is such a drastic difference? Both cards are identical.

09-12-06, 04:22 PM
Did I not explain the problem well enough or is it that no one has a clue?

09-13-06, 02:43 PM
I have the same issues with just about any 3d application in a window. For some reason either Nvidia drivers slow down cards that arent the primary display.

09-13-06, 05:02 PM
The secondary monitor uses resources that aren't being used by the primary monitor. Therefore you get poor performance out of the secondary monitor.

09-14-06, 12:23 PM
Thanks guys. That makes sense. I checked it out at work where I have 2 monitors on a single 6600GT and it does the same thing - like 105 on primary and 30 on the secondary. That sux. I guess 2 cards are only useful for SLI. Even running 4 monitors, you would be severely handicapped on 3 of them.