Nvidia added a particularly useful feature to their Release 180 driver, SLI Multi-Monitor Support.

Download the NVIDIA® GeForce® Release 180 driver to enable NVIDIA® SLI® Multi-monitor

support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce® graphics cards in SLI mode. Now you can easily switch between multi-monitor desktop mode and full screen 3D gaming mode without any additional system settings. Multi-monitor aware games – such as World in Conflict, Supreme Commander Forged Alliance, and Flight Simulator X – surround you with amazing graphics to immerse you in the game. In addition, you can enjoy the flexibility of having 2, 4, or even up to 6 displays based on your GPU and motherboard configurations.

In a nutshell this driver update enables the remaining display connector on the primary card running SLI.  It also allows you to add other Non-SLI Nvidia cards (counting the on board mGPU if you got it) to run displays without using the old method of disabling and re-enabling cards to get it going.

Thanks to Dragon for the tip!

Anandtech.com has recently posted a great writeup discussing this and its other features.

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3 Responses to “Multiple Monitor SLI with Nvidia’s GeForce 180 Driver”

  1. 3 Monitors Possible On SLI? - Page 2 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net on February 7th, 2009 1:28 am

    [...] is where I got my info… and I’ve seen it. SOURCE __________________ DUDE… did I just hit 17 GHZ on my Q6600???!!!!??!*CPUZ validation* *STUFF [...]

  2. 3 Monitors Possible On SLI? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net on February 7th, 2009 1:48 am

    [...] SOURCE I guess it is true that you can only have 2 monitors in SLI, and then what they are talking about is you need MORE cards for more simultaneous monitors with SLI enabled, and these cards cannot be part of SLI. Sorry for the misinformation __________________ DUDE… did I just hit 17 GHZ on my Q6600???!!!!??!*CPUZ validation* *STUFF I WANT:reservoir, RAM fan, 120mm red LED’s* Quote: [...]

  3. 3 Monitors Possible On SLI? - Page 2 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net on February 7th, 2009 2:15 pm

    [...] is where I got my info… and I’ve seen it. SOURCE EDIT after re-reading the article, I guess it is true that you can only have 2 monitors in SLI, [...]

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