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#1 10 years ago

Seeing as SLI/Crossfire dosen't work with multi monitors, if you wanted to go for a second card and a third monitor is there any disadvantage of just getting the cheapest card available to drive monitor #3?




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#2 10 years ago

Nope, and it's been done too. You can use three cards (two in SLI) and get dual monitor to work that way, though it take a bit of tweaking. Google around, there are tutorials about.




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#3 10 years ago

I'm not interested in taking that route, I was just wondering if sticking something cheap (along the lines of an Geforce 6200) in as a second card to handle running the desktop would have any performance implications on the system as a whole.




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#4 10 years ago

Well, usually, SLI will scale to the lower card, but since this card is seperate this wouldn't apply, so I don't think it would cause any performance issues, though I don't know for certain. Best way is to just try it I guess.