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Performance Decrease with Dual Moniters?

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I was wondering if using two moniters effected the performance of the video card, while playing games.

Edited by Largo, 16 October 2005 - 07:33 PM.

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it shouldnt....it's basically just a port splitter....though...it depends on the setup i guess..if you extend your desktop across to the other monitor and you are wanting to play 2 windows of the game at once..i would think that that would slow it down..but if you have the same image displayed on both m onitors...it should be fine..i used to play mech warrior with two monitors so that my friend could watch (he would always sit over my shoulder and be like..."no no no shoot that no this no that") so that he wouldnt bug me
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Yeah it depends on the setup if it is a standard split like you have for projectors and the like then no as dsenette said it wont affect performance as you really only have one monitor its just being shown twice, if you actually want to have two full desktops then yes it would affect perfprmance depending on the way the second monitor is set up this will vary if the other is just a desktop with a low res so you can see what musci you are playing when on a game or to have another window of text open to read it wont be too significant a difference but if you are playing a game on both or over the two screens then you will notice a drop in performance.
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