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KdomBuilder
04-01-2010, 10:53 PM
Hi I have a Asus P5E3 Motherboard and Asus EN8800GT. I am looking at getting another ASUS EN8800GT but wondering if you can run the 3-4 monitors without crossfire or SLI?

hueybot3000
05-01-2010, 12:56 AM
Welcome to pressf1

As far as I know you can't, but I do remember reading something about ATI doing it so maybe

trinsic
05-01-2010, 02:14 PM
Yes you can. In fact SLI would actually remove your ability to run multiple monitors as it it meant to link the cards to display on one screen only.

Agent_24
05-01-2010, 10:32 PM
You should be able to but like trinsic says you have to turn off SLI anyway

KdomBuilder
06-01-2010, 04:48 PM
Awesome Cheers so much guys! ended up winning a second one on trademe for an awesome price!

pablo d
06-01-2010, 09:42 PM
the second card doesn't have to be identical either (could even be an ATI) FWIW

angry
07-01-2010, 12:35 AM
the second card doesn't have to be identical either (could even be an ATI) FWIW

when did this change, multi monitors used to demand matching cards.

pablo d
07-01-2010, 07:32 AM
when did this change, multi monitors used to demand matching cards.

you always could, you just can't use WDDM drivers on vista/7 to do it.