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I will build a new system for use with X-Plane 11 (among other apps) and wish to use three 2560 x 1440 monitors in a wrap-around configuration. Per the XP 11 desktop manual section on "Driving Multiple Displays from One Computer," I intend to configure the monitors as separate displays in Windows 10 and use FOV offsets. My threshold question is whether there is anything about XP 11 that would conflict with driving each monitor with a separate graphics card (not SLI)? My second question is which of the following configurations would provide better XP 11 frame rates?
Specifically, I have two possible configurations which involve trade-offs between CPU single core clock speed and GPU processing power.
#1: Core i7-7700k (4 cores/8 threads, 4.2 ghz base, 4.5 ghz turbo), Asus ROG Srix Z270E Gaming motherboard (only 2 GPU slots), Samsung 960 Pro M.2 operating sys drive, single Titan X Pascal GPU driving the three 1440 monitors. (Note it is possible to drive the center display with one Titan X and the two side displays with a separate Titan X on this motherboard.)
#2: Core i7-6850, (6 cores/12 threads, 3.2 ghz base, 3.8 ghz turbo), Asus X99 Deluxe II montherboard (3 GPU slots), Samsung 960 Pro M.2 oper sys drive, three GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs, each driving a separate 1440 monitor.
Thanks for any insights.
Using three GPUs to drive three monitors is certainly something you could try, but we don't officially support it. You may get performance roughly equal to 3x the perf of running a triple monitor setup on 1 GPU, or you may not see any difference versus using one GPU.
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