Windows – How to get 3 monitors working with Intel onboard graphics and a Geforce 560 Ti

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I have an Asus GTX 560 Ti graphics card which has two DVI outputs and one mini-HDMI output. I have 3 monitors I want to connect up which all take DVI inputs.

Two monitors work fine on DVI. I tried a Mini-HDMI to HDMI converter connected to a HDMI to DVI-D cable then connected that to the monitor but it would not recognize the third monitor. After some reading it appears this card only allows two monitors at a time.

I also have a Asus P8Z68-V LE Sandy Bridge motherboard which has onboard graphics (DVI, VGA and HDMI outputs). I have tried connecting the third monitor to that but no go. Is there some kind of configuration I need to do enable that? I can't find the settings in the BIOS for it.

How do I get this third monitor working?

Do I need to buy another graphics card?

Really it's just to extend the displays for work, so it'll only be basic applications open in it. Something the onboard graphics could handle.

Best Answer

I'd assume it would work the same way as it would for the p8z77 boards - go into the UEFI firmware settings (aka the 'bios') and turn on iGPU Multi-Monitor setting under advanced/system agent configuration/graphics configuration.