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Dual screen vs Single

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MayhemK, Jun 14, 2018.

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  1. MayhemK

    MayhemK Active Member

    I have recently moved back to a desk of my own (been sharing a big-ish desk with my wife) and I now have enough room to contemplate doing dual monitor again. I have been single screen for a couple years now, so I am used to only having one, but I think going back to two would be kinda nice.

    My question really is, do i lose any performance doing dual screen over single? they would be mismatched screens, and i am running an sli setup, so could I put screen 2 on card two, but still have sli performance to screen one?
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  2. Kyron176

    Kyron176 Active Member

    You would definitely lose some performance. Having another Display to render would for sure require resources.

    This being said.
    How much resources do you have to spare? (You have SLI)
    I would guess the benefits in productivity outweigh the cost of in performance.

    I am not an expert in SLI or multi monitor setups.
    maybe this can help

    Good luck.
  3. ricstar

    ricstar Member

    I use two screens with the Core v1 and can play and game I like, with 2 Vcards I don't see any performance loss but again this is real world not bench marked.

    I love the two screens for work and every day use, can be gaming get a work call and pull up info on the second screen without leaving my game
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  4. NiuZaiChiShi

    NiuZaiChiShi New Member

    Yes, you will lose some graphic power with the second screen especially if you play games which doesn't support SLI (which seems to be the norm now).

    First off you have to enable SLI and you can't choose which GPU powers which monitor, it doesn't work like that. The system makes both cards work in tandem (when it is supported), frame 1,3,5,7,9,11 will be handled by GPU1 while GPU2 will handle frame 2,4,6,8,10..... etc , get it ?

    Recent game devs and Nvidia has all but abandoned multi gpu support not just SLI but Xfire (or whatever they call it) now. Which made my double GTX 980TI looked stupid and it is too close to a 1180 or 2080 release now to justify me buying a 1080 TI atm.

    The only saving grace is that for games which doesn't support SLI, you can set the second card to manage phys X instead of the CPU since it will be idling anyways when you play games (which doesn't support sli).
  5. SkyBill40

    SkyBill40 Member

    If you can afford it, buy an ultra wide and enjoy the single screen without any gaps or issues. If I had the desk space for it, I'd definitely be in the market for one.

    Best of luck either way.
  6. nabina987

    nabina987 New Member

    dual screen is not good for gaming every time because there are some games which are not preferred dual screen but if you want to setup dual screen and that time if you face any technical issue then you can also visit on Tenda Support Number for help.
  7. MayhemK

    MayhemK Active Member

    I thought about going that route, but I am rather enjoying my 144hz monitor right now.

    And thanks all for replies, I have decided to stick to single right now. No real reason to go dual screen, Unless I start streaming or something.so I am just gonna skip it for now.
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  8. CXTKRS1

    CXTKRS1 Member

    How big are you looking for here? Plenty of 144hz 30+ inch screens out on the market now.
  9. MayhemK

    MayhemK Active Member

    I have a 24 inch asus 144 and currently think it is plenty.
  10. SkyBill40

    SkyBill40 Member

    Noted. As a counter, the ultra wides can be had... in 144Hz+ refresh rates. Just sayin', man. ;)
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