[SOLVED] 6 screens - MST Hub or additional graphic cars

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Hello,

sicne i dont find a correct answer i will ask anyway.

So i am trying to buld a 6 screen setup, wich will be devided - one side sim racing cockpit(4 screens), other side normal gaming, video editing browsing(2 screens)

I am looking to go for sth like that;

SIM COCKPIT:
3x24" 1080p will be used as nvidia sorround for sim gaming
top 25" ultrawide 1080p (or smaller) - discord, twitch etc.

DESKTOP:
27" or smaller (maybe 4k)
additional top monitor.

I currently have gtx 1070Ti, sim racing works great for now so no need for upgrade.

so what i am asking, is it better for me to buy a MST hub for arround 100$, or go for an additional GPU(in a range of 970).

i am confused, if a use an mst hub, if it will recognise my 3 screens in sorround as 1 monitor or 3?

Thank you for helping out.
 

k1114

Titan
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Just because they are on the same drivers now, doesn't mean they will be later. The whole point was "when they move a series to legacy." It's safest to stay with the same series, so a 10 series. A 1030 would be cheaper.
 

k1114

Titan
Moderator
Another gpu would be the cheapest way. But why would you get a 970(or similar)?

MST stands for multistream and there's a reason it only works with dp, because it's the only port that supports multiple streams on a single port. Each stream is its own video output signal. That means every monitor is seen as if you had 3 different cables. Hubs can vary from 2-6 monitors. But the 1070ti only supports 4 streams at once.
 
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Another gpu would be the cheapest way. But why would you get a 970(or similar)?
Dont know, theyre cheap here used and still decent, i would go for another 1070TI but dont know if that would make a difference in games if i go SLI?

And if i get this right, if i would hook my 3 sorround screens, and my main screen for desktop gaming to 1070ti, and just two additional screens to a lower card, my games would still run from the 1070ti right?and for additional screens (discord, twitch etc) i dont need such a good card...
 
If I look at your 1070TI drivers on Nvidia's website and look in the "Supported products" of the drivers in question it gives you a list.

NVIDIA TITAN Series:
NVIDIA TITAN RTX, NVIDIA TITAN V, NVIDIA TITAN Xp, NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN Z

GeForce RTX 20 Series:
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2080, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2060

GeForce 16 Series:
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660, GeForce GTX 1650

GeForce 10 Series:
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GT 1030

GeForce 900 Series:
GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series:
GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710

GeForce 600 Series:
GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630

I guess all of these support that drivers and Windows 10.
 

k1114

Titan
Moderator
Just because they are on the same drivers now, doesn't mean they will be later. The whole point was "when they move a series to legacy." It's safest to stay with the same series, so a 10 series. A 1030 would be cheaper.
 
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ok just one more thing...i was thinking of getting samsung 28" 4k screen for my additional setup...but i am conserned if my 1070ti wil even allow to hook up 3x1080p + 4k screen?tehnically speaking?because i see max resolution for 1070ti is 7680x4320@60Hz

and if i add all up 3x1080p + 4k = 9600px width...

but on the other hand currently i have 3x1080p + 2560p ultrawide wich is also more then 7680px...

or does it not work like that? :D

i dont wanna buy a 4k and then realize i will not be able to run it...and im gonna go for gt1030 for my extra card
 

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