Running 3 1600x1200 monitors


Sep 25, 2009

I've got a question and need a quick explanation. I currently run 2 Samsung Syncmaster 213T 21.3" 4:3 LCD monitors off of 1 Nvidia 9500 GT video card.

However, today I was looking at the specs for the card and it lists its max resolution as 2560 x 1600. My monitors are 1600x1200 resolution, so I'm fairly certain that I'm running 3200x1200 resolution. Can anybody explain how this works? Is that spec for 1 DVI connection or something?

I can get my hands on another one of these puppies (The Samsung Monitor), so that I can run a total of 3, but I'm wondering if I could run all 3 of them as 1 desktop if I purchased another one of my cards and ran it in SLI. Would this work?


well, that res is for each monitor itself, so you could have 2 x 2560x1600

and for multi-monitor, you DON'T put the cards in sli, you leave them as single gpus separate from one another