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Windows 7: 3 screens, 2 videocards, what are my options and how?

31 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
3 screens, 2 videocards, what are my options and how?


I have been a bit of a PC gamer for a long while and while I have owned new(est) technology, I have never really played with multiple videocards.

I want to give it a go though, but mostly for the following purpose:

I currently have a GTX 670 videocard, it's supporting my 3 screens all on the same card as these babies can do that.

My setup left to right is 22inch - 22inch - 27 inch, where the middle one is my main screen, the left one is for general internetsurfing/mailreading and the the right hand side one is a bit further away and it's purpose is to be my 'TV' screen.

The problem I have with some games is that they basically disable/turn off 2 of my screens so I can only see the 3rd one (or middle/main one as is the case).

I have a GTX 560 Ti lying around and was wondering if that card may be the solution.
I want to add it to my system to run 2 out of the 3 screens: the one where I browse the net/read mails on and the other one I watch movies/tv-shows on, as those really don't need much graphic power.
The middle one would be dedicated to games, as that's my 120 Hz 3D-Vision screen and basically my main screen.

Would setting this up prevent the outer screens from being disabled while playing a game? Is it possible to have the 1 videocard with 1 screen and the second with 2 more screens or does the primary videocard need to run 2 screens out of the 3?

In the end, I want this setup:
left screen - middle screen - right screen
on the 560Ti - on the GTX 670 - on the 560 Ti

Is this possible and how do I best go about it? Do I need specific software or is this feasible with just the nvidia drivers and is windows 7 smart enough to be able to handle this situation?

Many thanks for any pointers.

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