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Can someone give me a clear answer on this? (GPUs and Monitors)

#1iscareu13Posted 8/18/2013 10:20:05 PM
How many monitors can the following setups handle?

Nvidia GTX 760 -
AMD 7950 -
AMD A10-6800K -
AMD A10-6800K + 6670 -


I am not talking eyefinity / 3D Vision (playing a game across multiple monitors)... simply, how many I could connect and use. Also, for the sake of not making this super confusing, no using 'splitters' (1 cord breaks into 2 and allows 2 monitors).

I get so confused now because I have been out of hardware since late 2011.

Can you basically just count the number of outputs and say that's the answer?
(For instance, the 760 I just pulled up has 1HDMI, 1DisplayPort, and 2DVI... can it support 4 monitors?)

How do multiple monitors work with APUs? What about APU + GPU?
#2megamanfreakXDPosted 8/18/2013 10:22:08 PM
APU is limited by the number of outputs on your mobo
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#3iscareu13(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 10:24:02 PM
megamanfreakXD posted...
APU is limited by the number of outputs on your mobo


What if you add a GPU (6670) for crossfiring with the APU?
#4Knight2520Posted 8/18/2013 10:28:16 PM
AFAIK, a GPU can support up to 2 monitors, but anything past those 2 requires the use of DisplayPort.
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#5iscareu13(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 4:59:36 AM
Knight2520 posted...
AFAIK, a GPU can support up to 2 monitors, but anything past those 2 requires the use of DisplayPort.


iscareu13 posted...
...(For instance, the 760 I just pulled up has 1HDMI, 1DisplayPort, and 2DVI... can it support 4 monitors?)...


So with said 760, I could only use 3 monitors?
#6MasterDonGeroPosted 8/19/2013 6:32:18 AM
iscareu13 posted...
Knight2520 posted...
AFAIK, a GPU can support up to 2 monitors, but anything past those 2 requires the use of DisplayPort.


iscareu13 posted...
...(For instance, the 760 I just pulled up has 1HDMI, 1DisplayPort, and 2DVI... can it support 4 monitors?)...


So with said 760, I could only use 3 monitors?


No. You just need to have one of the monitors hooked up through DisplayPort.
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#7iscareu13(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 4:06:17 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
iscareu13 posted...
Knight2520 posted...
AFAIK, a GPU can support up to 2 monitors, but anything past those 2 requires the use of DisplayPort.


iscareu13 posted...
...(For instance, the 760 I just pulled up has 1HDMI, 1DisplayPort, and 2DVI... can it support 4 monitors?)...


So with said 760, I could only use 3 monitors?


No. You just need to have one of the monitors hooked up through DisplayPort.


... but that would be 3 monitors on HDMI/DVI?
#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/19/2013 6:30:21 PM(edited)
MasterDonGero posted...
iscareu13 posted...
Knight2520 posted...
AFAIK, a GPU can support up to 2 monitors, but anything past those 2 requires the use of DisplayPort.


iscareu13 posted...
...(For instance, the 760 I just pulled up has 1HDMI, 1DisplayPort, and 2DVI... can it support 4 monitors?)...


So with said 760, I could only use 3 monitors?


No. You just need to have one of the monitors hooked up through DisplayPort.


WRONG.
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I have no displayport monitors. Using DVI-I, DVI-D, and HDMI just fine on a 660. Kepler supports up to 4 displays per card.

Not sure how many each AMD monitor can handle, or if you can cross brands that easily. Especially since nVidia and AMD drivers tend to not play nice.
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#9wizardmonPosted 8/19/2013 6:27:51 PM
The GPU box usually tells you how many displays it can output to.
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