Why do gamers really love to have triple monitors? Why do office workers prefer to have multiple monitors than just have a single display? Well, 1 is boring, 2 monitors attached to one of the best sit to stand desk converter is better but 3 monitors can be amazingly fantastic? Setting up a dual monitor must be very easy as it’s already common wherever you go but having 3 or more I’m sure this is kind of challenging. Though it’s rewarding after all the work because it will definitely give you the best viewing experience either for gaming or for work. Using more than two monitors used to be a luxury for those with the biggest PC building budgets. Nowadays, large, high-resolution displays are affordable, and graphics cards are godlike. If the thought of gaming (or working) on three displays at once entices you, here’s how to make it happen.
Before you do any plugging, for you to be successful with your triple monitor gaming setup, you have some important things to do first. Making the most of multiple monitors isn’t difficult, but a little planning goes a long way. I’ve listed a few important factors you should be considering before setting up your triple monitors.
- Make Sure The Games You Want to Play Support Three Panels
First things first, you need to find out if your favorite games support three-panel gaming. Some games do right out of the box, while others will use main displays and just disregards the others. Select those games that supports three monitors provided that you do a little configuration.
- Make Sure Your Graphics Card Can Support Three Displays
The next thing you should be doing is to see if your current graphics card can support three displays. Just look at the back of your computer and see how many outputs your card has. If you’ve purchased a mid-to-upper tier card at all in the past four or five years, odds are you have at least one DVI output, DisplayPort output, and HDMI output (possibly several of each). If you have at least three outputs or one DisplayPort 1.2 port you can daisy-chain with compatible displays, you should be good.
Now if you only have two, all isn’t lost. Many video cards still support multiple displays connected to a single output using a video splitter. That should work for everyday use, but likely not for gaming. You’ll need to double check and consult the documentation for your card to be sure, or do a little research (like Googling your graphics card model and the terms “multiple monitors” and “splitter” at the same time) before you run out and buy a splitter.
Commonly, combining outputs from your graphics card can be confusing and tricky. Some video cards will work with any combination of connections, but others demand you use specific ports. Some support “passive” adapters, meaning you can connect a dongle to convert a DVI port to a DisplayPort, for example. Others require “active” adapters—meaning you’ll need to provide an additional power source before you can connect your card’s DVI port to a display’s DisplayPort input. The best thing to do is to look around the web, its better if your search the card’s model number and 3 monitors to see if other people have been successful with your card in a triple monitor setup. If all of that sounds like a pain, it is. If you start to get into the weeds with a card you already have, or get conflicting information from your research, you may be better off just upgrading your graphics card.
- Make Sure All of Your Displays Can Connect to Your Graphics Card
This isn’t going to be the last step but can be the last thing you need to be sure of. All displays should be compatible and can connect to the graphic cards that you have. If you have displays with multiple inputs, like DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, and other connection options, you can mix and match with whatever your graphics card supports best. For example, the Dell Ultra sharp line is well known for cramming a ton of inputs on a thin display. However, if you do your display shopping on a budget and there are lots of cheap but awesome options out there you’ll need to make sure your monitors have the inputs you need before you spend. Some great and high-quality panels that come cheap sacrifice input options in order to keep the price down.
After doing all that is mentioned above, all you need to do is to connect and put them all together and connect them all together. Sounds easy right? Good luck! You might also need a triple monitor stand. You can check here for my approved triple monitor stand.