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Upgrading to dual monitor setup
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:06 PM
Good evening everyone,Here goes...At the moment I am using a Samsung LED TV 37" TV as monitor, attached to a EVGA GTX 580.That works fine but since I was used to have a dual monitor setup when flying FS9, I want to recreate that for fsX.Now, I have read quite a bit on the topic and as I understand, FSX is'nt very 'friendly' when used on two monitors.I am flying in windowed mode and I read somewhere that using two monitors halves the framerate.So first question... Is it true that using a second monitor is puuting such a strain on the system/program that framerates are only half the normal framerate.If so, is that because I use the second monitor on the same graphic card as my LED TV.Can I reduce the effect on framerates by putting in a second adapter to drive the second monitor)Or do I have to go SLI to reduce the effect on framerates? (is quite an expensive move in my case because I can easily add a second card (pci-e) but not in SLI cause my motherboard isn't ready for SLI)all help and suggestions are welcomeLuc BrusselmansBelgiumPS If SLI is the way to go, what motherboard do you suggest?
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:03 PM
Hi Luc,My experience is, that you will get a big hit on frame rates when creating another 'outside view' and putting it on a second monitor. However if you just want to display instruments or other apps. then it has very little impact. I run TH2GO on first output of card, then a monitor displaying instrument panel from second output, no noticable impact on frame rates or performance when connecting second monitor.it all depends how you want it set up.Regards,Ron.