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3 GPU 3 MONITOS(?)

HELLO.

How can I use 3 1080 ti's to feed with each a monitor on a triple 1440p g-sync monitor setup? I want to so gaming as well as other things and I want to be sure that I can make them all work together. Thanks for your time!!

 

UPDATE: I want to do that so I can have 3 monitors for gaming on highfrapes,but I also want to be able o switch some settings so I can watch 4k things on my 4k tv by also turning sli on, on 2 of the cards.. too much? :P
I sure I saw 1 guy that was playing dirt rally on monitors power by 3 gtx cards that they were not on sli.. do what's going on? :/ thanks again!!

the system is still in planning.. this is my last big issue that I wait to solve so I can start building

 

UPDATE_2: Here this guy has this setup and it's not in sli but it's 3 gpu (2:16 :)

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The GTX 10xx line only supports up to 2 cards in SLI.

 

You could output to three monitors with a single GTX 1080 if you wanted.

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3 GPUs is unnecessary. Are you using nvidia surround?

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You can run them all individually, but that would be pointless. If you want to combine the performance in games, you'd need to use SLI, but then you'd only be able to use 2 cards. 

 

Basically, best solution is to get 2 1080Tis, SLI them, then run all of the monitors off one card, each using one of the DP ports. (you can't use the ports on both cards in SLI, only on one)

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You can connect one monitor to each gpu but then you can only run games on one monitor. You can only sli two cards together so getting three 1080 tis is pretty much pointless for gaming.

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40 minutes ago, Legendarypoet said:

3 GPUs is unnecessary. Are you using nvidia surround?

i haven't build the system yet. I'm close to finishing the plan an start buying and building but this is the last big problem I have. if you check,I updated above,because I forgot to mention something.
also I want 3 gpu so I can hit high fps. that's why I'm planning on 1440p work station instead of 4k

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14 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

You can connect one monitor to each gpu but then you can only run games on one monitor. You can only sli two cards together so getting three 1080 tis is pretty much pointless for gaming.

i'm sure I saw a guy game on 3 not sli gtx once :/ I updated ^^

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2 minutes ago, Electronical3000 said:

i'm sure I saw a guy game on 3 not sli gtx once :/ I updated ^^

You could theoretically play 3 different games, one on each card, but you cannot use multiple cards for the same game without using SLI. That may change later with DX12, but right now SLI/Crossfire is still needed and Nvidia has limited SLI to 2 way for games. Some benchmarks will work with more than 2 way SLI, but games will not. 

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Just now, Oshino Shinobu said:

You could theoretically play 3 different games, one on each card, but you cannot use multiple cards for the same game without using SLI. That may change later with DX12, but right now SLI/Crossfire is still needed. 

ok then. thank you a lot!! :) 

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7 minutes ago, Electronical3000 said:

i haven't build the system yet. I'm close to finishing the plan an start buying and building but this is the last big problem I have. if you check,I updated above,because I forgot to mention something.
also I want 3 gpu so I can hit high fps. that's why I'm planning on 1440p work station instead of 4k

Yeah, I play Dirt 3 Rally on 2x 1080 Tis on 3x 1440p ultrawides. It runs very well.

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On 29/10/2017 at 8:16 PM, Legendarypoet said:

Yeah, I play Dirt 3 Rally on 2x 1080 Tis on 3x 1440p ultrawides. It runs very well.

dude... could I have some benchmarks from you? pleease!!

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15 minutes ago, Electronical3000 said:

dude... could I have some benchmarks from you? pleease!!

Anything specific?

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On 10/29/2017 at 2:09 PM, Electronical3000 said:

i'm sure I saw a guy game on 3 not sli gtx once :/ I updated ^^

He was probably just using the other two cards as display outputs and only one card was actually doing the rendering, and maybe didn't realize it

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5 hours ago, Legendarypoet said:

Anything specific?

some games maybe,dirt rally.. and something from unigine.. like. anything..

but.. the more the better :P 

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5 hours ago, Vroooom said:

He was probably just using the other two cards as display outputs and only one card was actually doing the rendering, and maybe didn't realize it

he was playing games.. it's the video i posted on top. but it was with 980's I think.. but still..

 

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Yeah, that's what I mean. Only one card was actually doing anything to run the game, and the others were just outputting a signal. Just like you can plug your monitor into your motherboard and still run the game with your discrete GPU. The integrated graphics would just be outputting the signal, while your discrete GPU does all the work. He could have the same result with one 980 and two GT 210s, since the other two 980s weren't really doing anything

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37 minutes ago, Electronical3000 said:

he was playing games.. it's the video i posted on top. but it was with 980's I think.. but still..

 

The 900 series supports up to 4 way SLI IIRC, and like the other said, Nvidia only supports 2 way officially with the 1000 series. 

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15 hours ago, Zando Bob said:

The 900 series supports up to 4 way SLI IIRC, and like the other said, Nvidia only supports 2 way officially with the 1000 series. 

THANKS!!!

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