How do I get 3 external screens working with MSI gt72s


Jan 4, 2016
I bought 3 identical AOC monitors to setup for triple screen gaming, where the 3 screens combine to create one large screen. i cant seem to get nvidia surround to work but with 2 screens. i tried a USB 3.1 to HDMI adapter but that didnt even register...i JUST got a usb 3.0 to HDMI adapter but when i plug that in, alllll the options in my nvidia control panel vanish except for i cant set up multiple monitors....i just called tech support and the guy said he doesnt think i can game on 3 screens....however ive seen videos of my exact computer doing just that...i know its possible...i just dont know how....any and all help will be GREATLY appreciated...ive been driving myself crazy.

My computer is:
windows 10

Monitors are 23" AOC i2367fh with 2hdmi ports and 1 VGA port each


Feb 23, 2016
According to MSI's website, you have to use the 3 outputs:

"Furthermore, MSI innovative Matrix Display on GT series supports up to 3 external displays, 4 displays in total simultaneously through one HDMI 1.4, one MINI Display Port 1.2 and one Thunderbolt™ 3* and laptop built-in display. Multi-task is made possible even during competitive gameplays. Connect the laptop to HDTV display, Matrix Display supports 4K output with a resolution up to 3840 x 2160.

MSI Matrix Display technology creates an ideal environment for extreme gaming experience and pleasant multimedia entertainment.

*A Type-C to Mini Display Port cable is required."


Feb 21, 2015
The monitors have to be connected to either a HDMI, or vga port from the laptop itself. If you have outputs, for example dvi-i/d the you can use an adapted for them. If you could post a picture of the output ports on here we can help you further


Feb 23, 2016

Those videos you've seen probably use the mini displayport output and a splitter to achieve 2 monitors over that interface and the third over HDMI. Using any kind of USB adapter WON'T work as they have an independent internal gpu which won't link to the surround functions from Nvidia. You can also use monitors that can "daisy chain", but those monitors you bought only have HDMI.
From what I see, you'd have to use one of each port - and maybe no converter/adapter.

1 Thunderbolt/USB 3.1 (I believe this is dubbed as the "SuperPort")
1 DisplayPort

The other USB 3.1/USB Type-C port does not output video; it is strictly for data. Alternatively, you might be able to get away with using a signal amplifier splitter. A non-amplified splitter will not be able to fully drive high resolutions at decent frame rates; you need the amplification to drive high resolution screens well.
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