Dual Monitors in Arkham City

Escher

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I just got a 2nd display to hook up to my gtx560ti thinking I could game with both displays, but the highest resolution I can get in Arkham City is 1920x1080. Can you not do dual display gaming with a single GPU? If you can, what the heck am I doing wrong?
 

Samson4EiT

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You don't want to game with 2 monitors only. I know you can with eyefinity, dunno about surround. You'll be staring between the bezels with just 2.
 

TBickle

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You can't do multimonitor gaming on one card with the 560Ti, and even if you could two monitors is going to put Batman right on the bezel.
 

sirmonkey1985

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the only 500 series cards that support single card surround are the galaxy MDT cards. also the only game that has dual display support is supreme commander.. i don't even think nv surround works with 2 monitors since 1 of the 3 monitors has to be connected to the second card in SLI to enable surround on non MDT cards.
 

limitedaccess

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You cannot do Surround with anything other than 3 displays. Surround only supports 3 display configurations for multimonitor gaming. In general though most people would not want to do 2 display multimonitor gaming with anything other than a projector type setup due to the bezel issue.

Also performance wise at 2x1920x1080 with a GTX 560ti would not be doable without sacrificing other IQ settings. Combined with the bezel issue you'd likely be getting a worse experience.
 

Escher

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Crap. So I'd have to get a new PSU, another gfx card, and another monitor. Ah well.
 

sirmonkey1985

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Crap. So I'd have to get a new PSU, another gfx card, and another monitor. Ah well.

nah, stick with the dual displays.. it was well worth the investment, give it about a month and you'll wonder why you didn't get a second monitor years ago. its nice being able to multi task. watching a movie/tv show on one screen, browsing the web on the other or what ever else you are doing. or playing a game on one and browsing the web on the other while you are in the middle of loading something or you are waiting to respawn.
 

Escher

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Oh I know. I've had at least dual at work (now triple) for a long time now and coming home always annoys me.
 
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