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Wires and Triple Monitors

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by DerpyWerpy, 25 Oct 2018.

  1. DerpyWerpy

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    Joined: 25 Oct 2018

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    I'm putting together a triple monitor set up this weekend
    Was wondering how different cables will effect the displays
    Everybody says you can mix them up but I'm paranoid

    My graphics card is a 1050 Ti
    Display Port x1
    HDMI x1
    DVI x1

    So if one monitor is hooked up with DVI and another is connected with HDMI on the same GPU, will my monitors colors or brightness be different compared to one and other due to the mix of different cables?
    Or will the three monitors (which are all the same model) look the same even though I hooked them up to one GPU with different cables?
    Was thinking of purchasing a Display Port to HDMI Hub to make it simpler and tidy but they are very expensive for me right now
    If somebody can confirm the mix of cables does not effect my displays then that is awesome and I will feel relieved as little things like this bug me

    I insert my little plan below =)
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  2. bremen1874

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    Joined: 20 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,472

    The type of connection shouldn't matter.

    If you want them all to match 100% (and be correct) you'll still need to calibrate them.
     
  3. DerpyWerpy

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    How do I do that exactly? :s
     
  4. bremen1874

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    Joined: 20 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,472

    You buy a monitor calibrator. I'm still using an old x-rite i1Display 2 that I've had for years.

    If you just want them to more-or-less match each other you should be able to do it by eye,
     
  5. DerpyWerpy

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    Joined: 25 Oct 2018

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    any good budget-friendly calibrators you know of?
     
  6. bremen1874

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    Joined: 20 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,472

    I've had no reason to keep up to date, but I doubt you'd be able to get anything for under £100.

    There's no point worrying about it unless you find that you can't get them to match well enough without one.