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Old 01-04-10, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Sanity Check: Running 4 Cards in this Configuration

I'm new, so excuse my ignorance wherever apparent.

I would like to run (GTX295)x2 as Quad-Sli, 1 9800xxx card as a dedicated PhysX processor (different GPU from the SLi System)...

AND (here's the part I'm unsure about) I would like to run A FOURTH card to handle two more monitors.

I know there are a few MoBoards with the required PCI lanes (4 that is) and with some physical space to spare... so I imagine plugging them in would be possible.

But I have no idea what this would mean driver-wise - Quad SLi + 1 PhysX dedicated - demonstrably possible. What about adding one more video card to run additional monitors? Would it have to be a different GPU from the SLi system? (I'm guessing yes), would it have to be different from the PhysX handler? (guessing no)

Would the nVidia drivers have a hemorrhage seeing Quad SLi + 1PCB Distinct + 1PCB Distinct?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Old 01-05-10, 10:06 AM   #2
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How many monitors are you trying to run? You can still drive displays with the PhysX card. I have a quad display setup, with one monitor and one HDTV connected to my GTX 280s in SLI, and two monitors connected to my 9600 GT which I use for PhysX. Unless you are trying to run 5 or 6 displays. In which case I'd just say screw it and wait for ATI's six output Eyefinity 5870. But I don't see why NVIDIA drivers wouldn't be able to handle what you are suggesting, as some people are using setups like that for Folding and GPGPU stuff.
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How many monitors are you trying to run? You can still drive displays with the PhysX card. I have a quad display setup, with one monitor and one HDTV connected to my GTX 280s in SLI, and two monitors connected to my 9600 GT which I use for PhysX. Unless you are trying to run 5 or 6 displays. In which case I'd just say screw it and wait for ATI's six output Eyefinity 5870. But I don't see why NVIDIA drivers wouldn't be able to handle what you are suggesting, as some people are using setups like that for Folding and GPGPU stuff.
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