Connect multiple monitors for PC gaming. Have you linked two monitors together to get your favorite 4K or gaming displays for your favorite games or multitasking glory? That’s Ok but may not be enough.
Sometimes you really need extra screens for more immersion, additional applications, or for a better field of vision.
Let us help you set up multiple monitors for the best gaming experience.
First of all, make sure you have enough desk space and free outlets.
Try to choose the newer monitors, also ensure that all the monitors are the same model for multi screen project. Measuring, maintaining, setting and planning for the same model monitors is easier and
You may struggle to get different monitors precisely parallel with each other, without the right height adjustments of them. At the bare minimum, it is nice to have monitors having similar ports. It means that all your monitors should to have either HDMI or DisplayPort connections and less likely DVI.
All monitors should have support for the same features, like graphic syncing. Your game may look weird if your monitors have different display features alongside support options as well.
Make sure that your graphics card has enough connections for 3 monitors. For instance in case you are using three 4K monitors, must ensure your GPU has 3 HDMI ports for use. You can also mix and match ports if necessary (say, 2 HDMI and a DisplayPort, but it is easier if you just have several of same monitor models. If you do not have a dedicated graphics card or do not know anything about it – well, that should probably be the 1st step before setting up your set of monitors. Basically, a custom graphics cards is a necessity for this process.
You can also use splitters if you have a great GPU but only 1 or 2 compatible ports: This is not quite as optimal, but it is a common case.
As today’s GPUs are produced with the understanding that some people will desire multiple monitors, so if you have recently bought a GPU, support has been included out of the box. It makes things easier than it was in the past. However, if you are going to buy a graphics card for this project, make it extra sure that it has the right kind and number of ports. Also confirm particular multi-screen features, like,
It is generally considered the go-to when concerned multi-screen support, although Nvidia is quite competitive. Buy cards that provide the Eyefinity feature. Eyefinity ensures that the image has been properly spread across all the connected screens and the bevels don’t cover up any important details. It is a very effective setting that is necessary for a quality gaming experience. Eyefinity is friendly with DisplayPort connections, so those ports are to look in your monitors.
Your GPU needs to have Nvidia’s solution called “Surround”. Like Eyefinity, Surround supports multiple monitors and 3D gaming. Surround works with all the standard monitor connections.
Stuck with your current GPU and it is not everything you hoped it to be, get adapters for technology like Eyefinity which can help MacGyver a solution together.
Now, Plug everything in, double-check your ports and ensure that they are the right ones, after that turn it on.
You will only require to use one screen for setup, so do not freak out about how the other screens look.q
We suggest skipping any operating system settings for a gaming setup, and going straight to your GPU control panel is suggested,because there real action takes place. Both AMD and Nvidia have control panels where users can setup multiple monitors & adjust as necessary. For AMD, here is how to go into settings and ensure Eyefinity is adjust properly. Here is how to get started with Nvidia chips. Do not be afraid to adjust the monitor behavior if something looks right when you try to run your game.
Make sure that your game is compatible with a multi-monitor approach.
There is updated list of the games having compatibility with multi-monitor features. Look at it, you will notice that it includes most recent games & also quite a few games from the past decade. In fact, games have been more advanced this way than graphics cards in the past decades. So chances are good that whatever game you dream of playing surrounded by screens, will work fine. However, not every new or older game may have full support for the features that we have talked about.