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Old 07-10-04, 04:19 AM   #1
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Question Dual Head + 3d acceleration

Hopefully this hasn't been asked before, if so, please point me to the right place.

I'm currently running an nvidia graphics card with a cheap pci as 2nd monitor and it works well, however...
I would like to get a dual head nvidia card and use that instead.
My question comes about because I noticed that a number of programs crash when I have the 2nd card active (I believe its because the card doesn't support 3d and the program is trying to display to it).

if I get a modern nvidia card with dual video outputs, will
a) I get 3d acceleration on both outputs?
b) 3d only on the 1st monitor, but 2d on the 2nd monitor?
c) Not at all if I use both outputs?

If this depends on what card I get, then can you point out to me what to look for to get 3d acceleration on both outputs? (aside from the obvious; its got two vga/dvi outputs).

This may seem like a silly or obvious question, but I'm not very active in the 3d realm these days, but I do like starting up armyops or just running opengl screensavers that will (hopefully) display on both monitors.

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