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Can I use a G-Sync monitor with 2 standard monitors in a surround setup?

mydecember1985 722 138 June 1, 2016 at 10:55 PM
So my cat swatted at the screen and gashed my 3rd monitor. Still works but it's about a 3x7 pixel gash. not a huge eye sore since its on my left-most monitor. All 3 are Acheiva Shimian 27" 2560x1440.

I'm considering upgrading my 780s to 2 1070s or 1080s in the coming months. might as well replace the monitor while I'm at it to really get the full effect.

So can I use the G Sync monitor as the center primary display? I know it is adaptive V Sync so running the desktop, would it automatically dumb down to 60 to match the others? and if I were to full screen a game in that monitor, would it automatically scale up to 144 without having to disable other monitors manually or some other pesky setting?

thanks. any help is appreciated.

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Of course it will work, but I don't know if the adaptive sync feature will work while driving the other two monitors at a fixed refresh rate. You'd probably have to ask nVidia tech support.

I can give you some answers: First, the adaptive sync feature only works when playing video games. I don't think it works with standard Windows desktop applications. The display will just run at a fixed refresh rate. Second, if you play a video game that uses only the adaptive sync display, then the adaptive sync feature should work. But if you play a game that spans the three displays, the video card renders one big image that spans three displays, and it cannot render the Adaptive Sync display at a different rate. You'll just have to experiment and see what happens. It won't fail to work or behave worse than a standard display, however.
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