Dual Monitor is mostly first choice of gamers and graphic designers. Gaming point of view, multi-monitor helps you to access wider and enjoy it in a better way. Multi-Monitor setup applications help you to work beyond the limit of existing screen. Working on a much bigger resolution is more helpful. The trend started long before when CRT monitors are hooked with each other to work on image processing or designing works. Now the same trend is followed by gaming industry where resolution size keeps on increasing. Multi-monitor is a business + personal requirements in many cases. Because of enhanced technology and hardware, today it is much easier to setup more than 1 screen on your computer. While before you need to buy dedicated hardware and upgrade your systems. Right now the gpu that you purchase comes with multiple display ports or you can simply hook a display adapter in between many monitors.
Depends on your need, you can share common screen for training purpose, or simply extend your desktop area for more productivity. Fps gamers have always faced an issue of small screens. FPS and MMORPG games needs broader screen to look around and act. While racing games does not require much. MMORPG games like WOW, etc have a large amp and area to move. It helps you to decide your strategy before acting in front of enemy. One thing that wants to mention specifically here, is that Multi-Monitor setup needs better hardware or else your system performance will affect you. A good gpu is needed to get unique resolution on every screen.
If we leave gaming needs aside, for various business purpose multiple monitor are need. Now keeping a separate for each display is costly. Due new available applications and hardware you can add many monitors with each and configure them easily. Mostly in offices, financial market, designers, etc needs multiple monitor setups. You might wonder how to setup them properly. In these articles I had listed some of the top applications that you can use for setup. Other than Windows default settings, there are dedicated applications which mostly have minimal settings for configuration. To some extent the gpu drivers has setup utilities like Catalyst Control Center. These utilities also are used for the same. But those who are not using AMD gpu then they need a separate option for that. Another benefit of Multi-Monitor display is that they are less expensive compared to setting up different system. For institution like financial market, banks or schools, there are places where you just need to add up different displays and hook them to a single CPU. In gaming the same is used for bigger resolution so that the gamer can look more area. Especially in Multiplayer games. Famous games like Battlefield, CS, etc if played on multi-monitor setup gives a very difference experience. Have a look on the below applications.
Top Applications for Multi-Monitor Setup:
Windows Display Properties -- This is the default option which Windows user usually has. The display settings here provide you a very easy menu to setup multiple monitors. I had tested maximum three on this. The screen is simple which shows you monitors listed and you can tick them one by one to adjust the resolution. To extend your desktop existing area you just need to tick on Extend the Desktop onto this monitor. The resolution then can be adjustment as per your need. For getting better resolution on Windows pc you need a good gpu. Or else the resolution that you get will be enough of working purpose and not for gaming. Extending your desktop gives you a higher area for working. This is recommended for those who use their pc for working purpose only. Because I am sure that for gaming you will need a gpu as compulsory option. If you face black screen issue or poor drives on it, better update your video drivers. The default options gives you minimum settings, but very easy to configure. Depending on third party tool, for basic purpose this one is the best option to go for.