View Single Post
Old 10-20-11, 01:44 PM   #4
avesta
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 165
Default Re: Running 3 displays on 560Ti?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muppet View Post
With a Z68 board you will be able to run 3 monitors, but you can't on just a single chip Nvidia card atm. You would need to go the ATI route to do that, either that or shell out big bucks for an Nvidia dual chip card like the GTX590. An ATI 6950 is a very good fast and cheap option.

Yes, if you buy the Z68 board, you are able to run the TV off of that and 2 monitors off the 560TI.
muppet thanks for the reply.
A couple more questions:

If I run the TV through the motherboard, does it use horsepower from the graphics card? The thing is, what if I want to run games on the HDTV once in a while? I was thinking it would make more sense if the motherboard was hooked up to the secondary monitor which won't be doing anything too graphically intensive. So here's what I was thinking:

560Ti DVI 1 - Primary monitor
560Ti HDMI - HDTV
z68 - secondary monitor

Now, if I do this, I should be able to run an extended desktop with all 3 displays. Also, this gives me the ability to sometimes use the HDTV for gaming.
Does this make any sense?
avesta is offline   Reply With Quote