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Graphics 6 screens with nvidia and amd

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by memeroot, 24 Nov 2011.

  1. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    I've a few screens lying around and would like to manage 6 screens....

    cards available are
    2x gtx570's
    1x 6870 1gb
    1x 9800gx2
    1x 8800

    mobo is 68x with 3x pcie

    games only need 3 monitors off the 570's via sli

    loads of hdmi and dvi cables

    can I drop the 6870 in for the extra monitors (no games)

    thoughts?
     
  2. shaunster1011

    shaunster1011 What's a Dremel?

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    Cant see why not, 6870 can easily handle 3 screens for non gaming purposes.
     
  3. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    can I run it alongside the 2x gtx 570's in sli?

    6 screens only needed in windows?

    I suppose heck give it a go?
     
  4. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    ok 6 monitor stand recomendations?

    please
    :)
     
  5. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    that won't work you'd need amd and nvidea driver's working alongside each, and thats just not gonna happen, which 6870 is it that you've got? from ones I've seen looks like most of them can run between 4 and 5 monitor's (only in windows obviously)

    there's only 1 card I know that can run 6 displays at once and i think thats the 5870 eyefinity 6 edition or might have been the 5970

    your best bet other than buying another 6870 is to use the two gtx 570's and the 9800gt
     
  6. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    gtx 570's and the 9800gt would be fine

    any idea on stands?

    willing to give it a shot

    my mobo is p8z68zpro - ill lose some usb I guess - do you think I could still have sound cards? dx and dx2 in the (spares) box....
     
  7. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    can 2 570's drive 4 monitors (not including ) games - guess so but assume manual sli off required?
     
  8. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    ok - looks like its possible but I need a 6 monitor stand - any ideas?
     
  9. cefeida

    cefeida What's a Dremel?

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    that right

    that's right dude :)
     
  10. shaunster1011

    shaunster1011 What's a Dremel?

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  11. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    file not found - looking for a stand 6 monitors 24 inch
     
  12. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Yes you can and you can then drive two more monitor's of the 9800
     
  13. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    sounds perfect - just need stand - any recomendations for 6 monitor stands - can only see 3 monitor stands...
     
  14. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    would this work with 24 inch?
     
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    memeroot aged and experianced

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    memeroot aged and experianced

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    so are there 6 monitor stands for 24" monitors on the market?
     
  17. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    It will be very difficult to find a stand for 6, most 4+ solutions involve a deskmount.
    You could always have one made if it needs to be freestanding. Some pipe, and 6 pipe mount vesa brackets would do the job nicely. You could even make it floor standing with curved pipe like some solutions I have seen.
     
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  18. shaunster1011

    shaunster1011 What's a Dremel?

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    My link should work
     
  19. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    While that runs true for XP windows 7 will happlily run multiple display drivers aongside each other with no issues.
     

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