Ideas for Using Multiple Displays


  1. Posts : 7,352
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    Ideas for Using Multiple Displays


    My desktop PC has a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super GPU which I have been using connected to a Viewsonic VP2770 27" 2560x1440 monitor connected via a DisplayPort cable. I've now inherited a Dell P2414HB 24” 1920x1080 monitor which I can also connect via DisplayPort.

    How do people recommend using a dual monitor set-up in Windows 10? Note I want the keep using the higher 2560x1440 resolution of the Viewsonic monitor which I understand means using extended mode to control the resolution of each monitor independently.

    I also do photo editing using Lightroom & Photoshop and play games like MS Flight Simulator, Red Dead Redemption and Far Cry. Any tips for configuring these programs for a dual display set-up?

    All specs are here:

    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G Graphics Card
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Ca...MING-OC-8GC#kf
    • DisplayPort 1.4 x3
    • HDMI 2.0b x1
    • USB Type-C™ (support VirtualLink™ ) x1
    • Use Nvidia Control Panel to set up 2 displays



    Viewsonic VP2770 27” Monitor (Main Display)
    ViewSonic VP2770-LED 27" QHD Flicker Free PLS LED Monitor with 10 bit colour, Delta E < 3, VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4 USB and Full Ergonomic Stand
    https://www.viewsonicglobal.com/publ...26752.pdf?pass
    • 27” monitor
    • 2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz
    • Dual Link DVI x1
    • DisplayPort 1.2 x1
    • HDMI 1.4 (1920 x 1080 only) x1



    Dell P2414HB 24” Monitor (Secondary Display)
    Guide: https://dl.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_display_projector/esuprt_display/dell-p2414h_user's%20guide_en-us.pdf
    • 24” monitor
    • 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz
    • Digital DVI-D TMDS, 600 mV for each differential line, positive polarity at 50 ohm input impedance
    • DisplayPort 1.2 signal input support. Support DP1.2 (CORE) specification. Excludes High Bit Rate 2 (HBR2), Fast AUX transaction, Multi-stream transport (MST), 3D stereo transport, HBR Audio (or high data rate audio
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  2. Posts : 1,583
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       #2

    Plug 'em in. Turn 'em on. It's that simple.
    You mentioned using extended mode. That's the ticket. It's found in the Display control panel.
    There's really nothing else. It's quite simple.
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  3. Posts : 1,012
    11 Home
       #3

    margrave55 said:
    It's that simple.
    I was told that you may experience some weird behavior if the vertical refresh frequency setting isn't the same for each display device in extended mode so no. Not always that simple.
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  4. Posts : 11,244
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #4

    Steve C said:
    My desktop PC has a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super GPU which I have been using connected to a Viewsonic VP2770 27" 2560x1440 monitor connected via a DisplayPort cable. I've now inherited a Dell P2414HB 24” 1920x1080 monitor which I can also connect via DisplayPort.

    How do people recommend using a dual monitor set-up in Windows 10? Note I want the keep using the higher 2560x1440 resolution of the Viewsonic monitor which I understand means using extended mode to control the resolution of each monitor independently.

    I also do photo editing using Lightroom & Photoshop and play games like MS Flight Simulator, Red Dead Redemption and Far Cry. Any tips for configuring these programs for a dual display set-up?

    All specs are here:

    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G Graphics Card
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Ca...MING-OC-8GC#kf
    • DisplayPort 1.4 x3
    • HDMI 2.0b x1
    • USB Type-C™ (support VirtualLink™ ) x1
    • Use Nvidia Control Panel to set up 2 displays



    Viewsonic VP2770 27” Monitor (Main Display)
    ViewSonic VP2770-LED 27" QHD Flicker Free PLS LED Monitor with 10 bit colour, Delta E < 3, VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4 USB and Full Ergonomic Stand
    https://www.viewsonicglobal.com/publ...26752.pdf?pass
    • 27” monitor
    • 2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz
    • Dual Link DVI x1
    • DisplayPort 1.2 x1
    • HDMI 1.4 (1920 x 1080 only) x1



    Dell P2414HB 24” Monitor (Secondary Display)
    Guide: https://dl.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_display_projector/esuprt_display/dell-p2414h_user's%20guide_en-us.pdf
    • 24” monitor
    • 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz
    • Digital DVI-D TMDS, 600 mV for each differential line, positive polarity at 50 ohm input impedance
    • DisplayPort 1.2 signal input support. Support DP1.2 (CORE) specification. Excludes High Bit Rate 2 (HBR2), Fast AUX transaction, Multi-stream transport (MST), 3D stereo transport, HBR Audio (or high data rate audio
    Hi there
    Perhaps I've mis understood the question - but there's zillions of uses for multiple displays !!!!!

    Stock trading -- I need 4 displays for any sort of decent stock market type of program, So there's plenty of uses for multiple displays so long as your graphics system can handle them.

    Now as to what is in your list most suitable for what -- I think that's something only you can sort out. What would be great though if more laptops came out with multiple video ports instead of the basic one which runs the built in display and a usually an HDMI external connector (or DVI).

    Having a second independent HDMI port on a laptop would be great. Shouldn't increase cost or size of laptop which are considerations these days.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Posts : 7,352
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    Perhaps I've mis understood the question - but there's zillions of uses for multiple displays !!!!!

    Stock trading -- I need 4 displays for any sort of decent stock market type of program, So there's plenty of uses for multiple displays so long as your graphics system can handle them.

    Now as to what is in your list most suitable for what -- I think that's something only you can sort out. What would be great though if more laptops came out with multiple video ports instead of the basic one which runs the built in display and a usually an HDMI external connector (or DVI).

    Having a second independent HDMI port on a laptop would be great. Shouldn't increase cost or size of laptop which are considerations these days.

    cheers
    jimbo
    It's a simple question since I've only ever used a single display!
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 19,448
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.2311 (x64) [22H2]
       #6

    @Steve C

    You pretty much have the right idea. Use Extended. Make sure you choose a Primary monitor (the Viewsonic I presume).
    Only thing to be wary of, is that not all Display Port are created equal.
    On my vid card, for example...the Primary screen must be plugged into the connector with the GREEN dot.
    The secondary display(s), should use the connectors with the BLUE dots.

    Be advised... your card may be different. You may have to experiment.

    Ideas for Using Multiple Displays-000000-vid-card.png



    The object of the game is to have the BIOS splash screen and Windows, show up on the same monitor.
    For my card... the connector with the GREEN dot... does that.
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