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Graphics Card Question

BubbaG2000 12 767 1
15 Jul 2010 12:30PM
Hey guys!

Have any of you got a triple monitor set up on your PC? If so, what graphics card are you using?

I am on the hunt for a low profile card (perhaps a tad far fetched!) capable of this, but google is not my friend on this one, so if anyone has advice I would love to hear it!

Hope you are all well.


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cameracat 15 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
15 Jul 2010 3:34PM
As a rule the type of cards that are designed for multiple displays are expensive.

Have a look on " Fleabay " for a brand called " Matrox " these specialise in multi monitor graphics cards.

The other one to keep an eye out for is made using a Nvidia Quadro GPU chip, Again check out Fleabay for " Quadro " powered " graphic boards.

Be prepared for a gulp at the prices though........Sad

I know the Quadro's come in low profile models, They usually have 2 ( what look like DVI ports ) Each port can support 2 monitors via an adapter splitter cable.

The more affordable models are low profile items, Though they generally don't have a lot of " On-Board " graphic ram, 128mb is common, 512mb are available but rarer.

The real mega monsters have lots more, But they also cost from 300 quid upwards......Grin

Whatever, Sure its possible to run as many as you like using the above......Smile

Another way around it would be to build something around an " SLI " mainboard, There are now " Triple and Quadruple " SLI boards available from " ASUS and GIGABYTE " using any combination of AMD or Intel Chipsets & CPU's.

I priced it up a while back, And for the cost of a top flight Nvidia Quadro graphic board, I could easily build a Triple Or Quad graphic board powered machine, With change to spare.

BubbaG2000 12 767 1
15 Jul 2010 5:31PM
Thanks for your reply Cameracat! I was just looking at my options which didn't involve rebuilding my PC. Might as well spend the cash on a new system.
Photogeek 14 605 6 Wales
15 Jul 2010 8:54PM
I think the Latest ATI Card (5990??) has two DVI outputs and a mini displayport output so you can use it to drive three displays (and I think thats three at 1920 by 1600 resolution) which gives you massive desktop space . . . . Is it worth the 500 quid that it will cost you though . . . .

Actually just checked and it appears that its the 5670, the 5770 and the 5870 that have this ATI eyefininty functionality. and the Saphire 5770 is only 140 quid for Overclockers Wink
LensYews 10 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2010 10:30PM
Assuming your computer has PCIe slots, then just add another graphics card to drive the third monitor
BubbaG2000 12 767 1
16 Jul 2010 8:46AM
Guys, thank you for the suggestions. Unfortunately I have a small form factor PC and expandibility is an issue.
I will definitely take this info on board if I decide to build a new one though.
Thanks again!!

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