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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm curious if I have a 1080p monitor and a 720p monitor could i use both of those with a hdmi splitter to make the display extended? or would i need the same resolution to do it?

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It should work fine but keep in mind that the image will be duplicated instead of extended. That is not a issue when that is what you want of course. A splitter will duplicates the signal hence creating 2 identical images on both monitors. You need two ports and two cables to the two monitors in order to extend the display.

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Check with your splitter. Most of them only duplicate your display.

Do you have any other video output other than HDMI? If you have DVI, you can convert that to HDMI with a relatively inexpensive adapter/cable and plug your second monitor in like that (and do have it extend, instead of duplicate).


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No, you cannot split them and expect to use them separately.

Splitters split the same signal for both monitor, so you'll endup mirroring.

If you don't have extra ports on the gpu / laptop, you can use a usb display card, but don't expect to game on this.

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I don't know about the splitter but if you connect both to your GPU directly you can set the displays to extend and let their native resolutions stay.


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DisplayPort 1.2 include a feature called multi-stream (i think), where you can get a active hub that split 1 display port into 3+ display ports, with each one identifies as individual display.

 

Donot know if HDMI has something similar.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, TensorVortex said:

DisplayPort 1.2 include a feature called multi-stream (i think), where you can get a active hub that split 1 display port into 3+ display ports, with each one identifies as individual display.

 

Donot know if HDMI has something similar.

 

9 hours ago, Windows7ge said:

I don't know about the splitter but if you connect both to your GPU directly you can set the displays to extend and let their native resolutions stay.

 

10 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:

No, you cannot split them and expect to use them separately.

Splitters split the same signal for both monitor, so you'll endup mirroring.

If you don't have extra ports on the gpu / laptop, you can use a usb display card, but don't expect to game on this.

 

10 hours ago, minibois said:

Check with your splitter. Most of them only duplicate your display.

Do you have any other video output other than HDMI? If you have DVI, you can convert that to HDMI with a relatively inexpensive adapter/cable and plug your second monitor in like that (and do have it extend, instead of duplicate).

 

10 hours ago, Jarno. said:

It should work fine but keep in mind that the image will be duplicated instead of extended. That is not a issue when that is what you want of course. A splitter will duplicates the signal hence creating 2 identical images on both monitors. You need two ports and two cables to the two monitors in order to extend the display.

Ok, so it depends on the splitter? also its because im wanting to play a game on 1 screen and watch a stream on the other

 

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6 hours ago, Motion said:

Ok, so it depends on the splitter? also its because im wanting to play a game on 1 screen and watch a stream on the other

From my experience, all splitters do is just .. split the signal. They don't actually make it so you have 2 separate screens.

Of course your mileage may vary, which is why you should check with your splitter. Or preferably, get a cable to connect to another video output.


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17 hours ago, minibois said:

From my experience, all splitters do is just .. split the signal. They don't actually make it so you have 2 separate screens.

Of course your mileage may vary, which is why you should check with your splitter. Or preferably, get a cable to connect to another video output.

so could i connect an hdmi to my motherboards hdmi port and my gpu?

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3 hours ago, Motion said:

so could i connect an hdmi to my motherboards hdmi port and my gpu?

You could do that, but you need to make sure your CPU has an integrated GPU and need to turn it on in your BIOS. One restriction to that is that your secondary monitor can't use the power of your GPU.

I would still say: get a Displayport/DVI to HDMI adapter to connect to your GPU. 

 

But I still don't know what GPU outputs and monitor you have, so can't comment on the best option


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13 hours ago, minibois said:

You could do that, but you need to make sure your CPU has an integrated GPU and need to turn it on in your BIOS. One restriction to that is that your secondary monitor can't use the power of your GPU.

I would still say: get a Displayport/DVI to HDMI adapter to connect to your GPU. 

 

But I still don't know what GPU outputs and monitor you have, so can't comment on the best option

i have a 1050ti 4gb

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8 hours ago, Motion said:

i have a 1050ti 4gb

Looks like that should have HDMI, DVI and Displayport.

Get a simple DVI to HDMI cable/adapter, like this: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-DVI-to-HDMI-Cable/dp/B014I8UQJY/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=hdmi+dvi&qid=1570086879&sr=8-3

 

With that, your two screens will show something different and you don't have any (added) latency too.


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"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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On 10/3/2019 at 3:15 AM, minibois said:

Looks like that should have HDMI, DVI and Displayport.

Get a simple DVI to HDMI cable/adapter, like this: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-DVI-to-HDMI-Cable/dp/B014I8UQJY/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=hdmi+dvi&qid=1570086879&sr=8-3

 

With that, your two screens will show something different and you don't have any (added) latency too.

oh sweet, thank you :D

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12 hours ago, Motion said:

oh sweet, thank you :D

Just wanted to say. Once you do this, you will never go back. Hell I want to add a 3rd monitor. Its a fucking addiction. 

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