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Graphics 1x GTX 1060 2x 144Hz panels

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AT0MAC, 26 Sep 2017.

  1. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC Pirate Captain

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    A buddy of mine have today invested in a second 144Hz panel and came to realize his GTX 1060 can only drive one at full speed at a time.

    Seems odd to me, as the 1060 is a pretty good GPU.

    Its even showing problems already from the beginning in Windows, not even in game.

    For now he is just using the supplied cables, one DP and one DVI, so to me it sounds mostly like bad cables.


    What do you guys say?
     
  2. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

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    DVI (of the newer dual link variety) tops out at 2560x1600 @60hz, which is why its pretty much obsolete.

    Ask him to try with both monitors connected with Displayport (if his particular 1060 model has multiple DP).
     
  3. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC Pirate Captain

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    It is this GPU
     
  4. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    If it's via DVI it needs to be dual-link, as mentioned above. That card has only one DP connector :(
     
  5. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC Pirate Captain

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    I will let him borrow my quality DisplayPort cable and very high quality DVI-D dual link tomorrow, and yes we are talking 1920*1080@144.

    Im pretty curtain that should do the trick
     
  6. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

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    At 1080p 144hz pushes the limits of dual link DVI pretty hard, so a high quality cable is necessary, luckily you have one so you don't have to hunt one down, too many crap ones around.
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Could try the hdmi, but that will top out at 120hz.
     
  8. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    I'll also add that there can be an issue with Nvidia cards driving 2 screens. The 2nd screen is well known for stuttering - i'ts been mentioned many times on the Nvidia forums.
    I have a 1080ti driving 2 screens 2560x1440 @ 144hz (both on display port). The stutter isn't an issue at all when I'm working, but if I run a game on one, the 2nd screen will slow considerably (eg when I am typing if I am web browsing).
    According to ManuelG on the forums - it's something they are still working on.
     

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