Question about NVIDIA Surround

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by alonbl, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. alonbl

    alonbl Active Member

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    I have a 24" 1920X1200 display and I want to connect two old 19" 1280X1024 displays to my video card. I did the surround wizard on NVIDIA control panel and it gave me one big display of 3840X1024. the problem is the centre 24" display looks wide and blurry probably because it doesn't use its native resolution.
    I there any way to correct the 24" resolution?
     
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  2. brendanvista

    brendanvista Master Guru

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    Nvidia does not allow surround with different resolutions. However, there is an open source alternative you might want to check out. SoftTH allows as many or as few monitors as you want, in any arrangement, with bezel correction. Performance may not be as good as nvidia surround depending on your setup, and it requires some configuration. But it's pretty darned good.

    SoftTH website
     
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    I know all that.. and SoftTh only supports DX8/9 so its irrelevant.
     
  4. NoData

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    There is a way to keep the correct aspect ratio of your central monitor in surround, but it won't run at native resolution, and both on sides won't be scaled properly. I add a setup like that for years before buying 3 new monitors. It's not that bad really, and it's free to try. ;)

    First, no mater what you do, the highest resolution available will be 3840x"something". The horizontal limit is 1280, since it's the highest resolution available on both 5:4 monitors.

    Then you must find the correct height of your central monitor while keeping the 16:10 ratio; 1280x800. Your cental monitor should natively support that resolution. But better, both of your 5:4 monitors should also support 1280x800! :) Just add to both 5:4 monitors a custom resolution of 1280x800 in the NV pannel and create your surround group.

    It's not perfect, but totaly playable as long as the HUD of the game you play is on the central monitor.

    Enjoy :)
     
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    ^that's worst then what I correctly have. The 19" screens are 1280X1024 and with surround the 24" is on that resolution too = 3840X1024. what you suggest will give me 3840X800.
     
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