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User Info: Garquill

Garquill
2 months ago#1
Any games would only be on a single 1440p gsync monitor, and I'd have three or four 4k monitors

The 1060s I've looked at have 4 ports between HDMI & DP and a 5th DVI input

Can extra monitors cause performance decline? I've been running 3 1080p monitors on a GTX 770 seemingly without problem
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
2 months ago#2
I'm unaware that the GTX 10xx series supports any more than 4 displays simultaneously. To add more, you'd need to add a second GPU.
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User Info: SRV_God

SRV_God
2 months ago#3
Curious, why do you need that many?

User Info: Voxwik

Voxwik
2 months ago#4
I'm not sure if this applies:
https://www.displayport.org/cables/driving-multiple-displays-from-a-single-displayport-output/

User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
2 months ago#5
Voxwik posted...
I'm not sure if this applies:
https://www.displayport.org/cables/driving-multiple-displays-from-a-single-displayport-output/

I don't believe splitting a DisplayPort signal extends the number of supported monitors - pretty sure it's stil going to have a maximum of 4.
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User Info: DragonGirlYuki

DragonGirlYuki
2 months ago#6
You will need HDMI 2.0. Connect the 4k monitors to the display port and HDMI ports while your 1440p monitor needs a dual link dvi.

If you get issues you may need to activate the onboard graphics on your motherboard if it supports multi monitor support.
~Yuki~

User Info: Garquill

Garquill
2 months ago#7
SRV_God posted...
Curious, why do you need that many?

Combining a gaming station with a work station. I do work-at-home programming and market trading. There's no shortage of things to look at and I'm feeling limited at 3 1080p monitors right now.
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
2 months ago#8
I know that feel... once you go multi-monitor, you can never go back, and enough never feels like enough. I could *easily* make use of four screens here at work, but I'm stuck on two.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
2 months ago#9
I'm seeing conflicting info on whether or not daisy chain will work, but someone on Reddit suggested it counts all of the extra displays as a single wide resolution display in the driver/in windows.

If your HDMI outputs support 4k60, you should be able to handle 4 just fine, provided the displays also support 4k60 over hdmi. Maybe you have a IGP that can run the 5th?
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User Info: Unsugarized_Foo

Unsugarized_Foo
2 months ago#10
You can use your onboard along side the GPU if you wanted to. Ive done that before, just make sure your main display is connected to your GPU, obz
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