To set up Mosaic

Setting up NVIDIA Mosaic involves three basic processes:

  1. Connect Your Displays

  2. Configure Your Driver Settings

  3. Configure Mosaic




Connect Your Displays

Connect all the displays that you intend to use Mosaic to the NVIDIA Quadro boards.   

  • All displays must be part of the Mosaic configuration. For example, the 2×2 configuration cannot be set with only 3 displays connected.

  • Additional displays that are not part of the desired Mosaic configuration must not be connected, as this may result in unpredictable behavior.

  • Mosaic cannot be enabled when only one display is connected.   

  • All displays must use the same connection type – for example, all DVI-to-DVI or all DVI-to-VGA.

  • NVIDIA recommends using the same make and model for all displays, as the visual characteristics of displays vary by manufacturer and among models from the same manufacturer.


Configure Your Driver Settings

Before you enable Mosaic, only one display is lit. The display settings that you set on this display will be applied to all the displays after enabling Mosaic.

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel by right-clicking the desktop and then clicking NVIDIA Control Panel from the context menu.

  2. Use the NVIDIA Control Panel to configure your display settings.

  3. Display settings may include but are not limited to:

    • Desktop color settings

    • Flat panel scaling

    • Video and TV settings

  4. Enable V-Sync

    1. From the NVIDIA Control Panel Select a Task pane, under 3D Settings, select Manage 3D Setting.

    2. Click the Global Settings tab, and then from the Global presets pull-down menu, select Base profile.

    3. From the Settings list box, select Vertical sync and change its value to Force on, then click Apply.

    4. From the Global presets pull-down menu, select 3D App – Default Global Settings (the driver’s default profile) or use the application profile that matches the application you are using, then click Apply.


Configure Mosaic


  1. From the NVIDIA Control Panel Select a Task pane, under Workstation, click Set Up Mosaic to open the associated page.

  2. Click the Enable Mosaic check box to enable Mosaic settings.

  3. Under Displays, click the check boxes for the displays that you want to use for Mosaic.

  4. Click Identify and the corresponding number appears on your displays to help you determine which displays you want to check.

  5. Under Configuration, select the topology and display orientation you want to use.

  6. The selection must match the number of displays you selected in the previous step.

  7. Set the resolution per display.

  8. Click the Resolution (per display) list arrow and then select the resolution to which you want each display set. Make sure your settings fall within the following limits:

    • Maximum total resolution (horizontal or vertical): 8192 for older Quadro products, 16,384 for newer Quadro products. (See Mosaic and SLI Mosaic Mode.)

    • Minimum individual resolution: 800×600

  9. Set the refresh rate.

  10. Click the Refresh rate list arrow and then select the refresh rate you want applied to all displays.

    NVIDIA note Set up MosaicNote: The refresh rate list box contains the refresh rates that are available for the resolution selected. The Set up Mosaic page shows a limited number of refresh rates. For VGA displays, you may not see a refresh rate that you know is supported. If a refresh rate supported by your display is not listed, you can set it by locating and then setting it using the Windows Display Properties page. Alternatively, you can define a custom mode using the NVIDIA Control Panel->Change resolution page and then the refresh rate should appear on the Set up Mosaic page.

  11. Click and drag the icons at the bottom of the page to match your display configuration.

  12. Click Bezel Correction and then adjust the Horizontal and/or Vertical edge gap as needed to accommodate bezeled displays.

  13. Click Apply to save your changes.



Related topics

Set up Mosaic