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2 points by shawn 486 days ago

8 monitors? What kind?

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These ones: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MN2OKKO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Acer B286HK 28-Inch 4k monitors. 100% worth it if most of your work is done on a computer. One of these bad mother fuckers has 4.5 times the screenspace of a 1920x1080 monitor.

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2 points by shawn 482 days ago

You have 8 of these set up side by side? That's awesome. I'm surprised a GPU can drive that many pixels.

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Definitely requires two GPUs. As far as I know, there's no single GPU out there that can handle more than four monitors, regardless of monitor resolution.

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A single GPU can drive four 4K monitors at once though? Neat.

Unexpected problem with 8 monitors: you need a good window manager. I use a macOS program called optimal layout to bounce windows between monitors and quadrants of a screen.

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Depends on the card. Also depends on how many frames-per-second you're going for. A 60Hz refresh rate for four monitors is definitely doable with the right card, which works great for a work/productivity setup.

If you wanted something like 120hz or 144hz with four 4k monitors, you'd probably have a harder time finding a card that can push that many pixels at that refresh rate.

And yeah getting the right window/monitor setup is a whole process. Alt+F7 (at least on Linux) works to grab/move windows that get bumped off the screen.

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