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Hi everyone!

I have to byu a new graphic card, ofcourse from Nvidia. I need the cheapest one possible that can handle thre screens. 2 over DVI and a third one on HDMI/DP. Ofcourse i can work with three hdmi if that is the case.
I now running on a old PCIe 9800 card. I dont remember the model exactly and i have experienced som lag when whatching DualLayer Blu-Ray (BD50). And i dont want to use my third screen on a VGA output as i have to with the card im using now.

Im hoping i can get a good card for about 150 USD.

// Joakim
Hi everyone!



I have to byu a new graphic card, ofcourse from Nvidia. I need the cheapest one possible that can handle thre screens. 2 over DVI and a third one on HDMI/DP. Ofcourse i can work with three hdmi if that is the case.

I now running on a old PCIe 9800 card. I dont remember the model exactly and i have experienced som lag when whatching DualLayer Blu-Ray (BD50). And i dont want to use my third screen on a VGA output as i have to with the card im using now.



Im hoping i can get a good card for about 150 USD.



// Joakim

#1
Posted 02/01/2012 01:31 PM   
With the exception of the expensive dual-GPU GTX590, all nVidia cards support a maximum of 2 monitors. Presumably, the VGA output you are currently using is motherboard graphics.

If you want to run 3 monitors without using the onboard VGA, you need two cards and, obviously, a motherboard with two PCIe x16 slots.
With the exception of the expensive dual-GPU GTX590, all nVidia cards support a maximum of 2 monitors. Presumably, the VGA output you are currently using is motherboard graphics.



If you want to run 3 monitors without using the onboard VGA, you need two cards and, obviously, a motherboard with two PCIe x16 slots.

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#2
Posted 02/01/2012 02:56 PM   
Like Discordia said, single GPU video card only support 2 monitors.

Only dual-GPU video card, like GTX590 or EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2Win can output up to 4 monitors.


An alternative is Galaxy MDT video cards, but you are limited as to what resolution/refresh rate you can do on those cards.
Like Discordia said, single GPU video card only support 2 monitors.



Only dual-GPU video card, like GTX590 or EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2Win can output up to 4 monitors.





An alternative is Galaxy MDT video cards, but you are limited as to what resolution/refresh rate you can do on those cards.

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#3
Posted 02/01/2012 03:04 PM   
Hi well older video programs do not use the video card to play movies like vlc or older versions of power dvd. To make use of the video card you need to use a program that supports the newer video card play back like power dvd 10 or higher or zoom player will also use the video card.
Hi well older video programs do not use the video card to play movies like vlc or older versions of power dvd. To make use of the video card you need to use a program that supports the newer video card play back like power dvd 10 or higher or zoom player will also use the video card.

#4
Posted 02/01/2012 04:45 PM   
Thanks for the prompt answears. Then i think it has to wait. Due to the price if i want a single card to run three screens. And the fact that i have a motherboard with just one PCIe slot. With my budget i dont have the money to buy 2 good graphics card and a new motherboard. Too bad that my motherboard just dont have an inbuilt card. I could accept that one of my screens runs on VGA.
The plan was to have irssi chat only on that one.

But thanks, now i know how it works.

Now i should just figure out how to set this thread as solved :)

// Jocke
Thanks for the prompt answears. Then i think it has to wait. Due to the price if i want a single card to run three screens. And the fact that i have a motherboard with just one PCIe slot. With my budget i dont have the money to buy 2 good graphics card and a new motherboard. Too bad that my motherboard just dont have an inbuilt card. I could accept that one of my screens runs on VGA.

The plan was to have irssi chat only on that one.



But thanks, now i know how it works.



Now i should just figure out how to set this thread as solved :)



// Jocke

#5
Posted 02/02/2012 09:35 AM   
OK, but you seem to be saying that you are using 3 screens at the moment, with the third one connected to a VGA port. How are you doing this with a single card and no onboard graphics?

Or do you have 2 screens now and want to add a third?
OK, but you seem to be saying that you are using 3 screens at the moment, with the third one connected to a VGA port. How are you doing this with a single card and no onboard graphics?



Or do you have 2 screens now and want to add a third?

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#6
Posted 02/02/2012 09:55 AM   
because the third screen is only going to display text. I could just buy an older PCI card? If that should work?
because the third screen is only going to display text. I could just buy an older PCI card? If that should work?

#7
Posted 02/02/2012 12:08 PM   
[quote name='Discordia' date='02 February 2012 - 10:55 AM' timestamp='1328176529' post='1364054']
OK, but you seem to be saying that you are using 3 screens at the moment, with the third one connected to a VGA port. How are you doing this with a single card and no onboard graphics?

Or do you have 2 screens now and want to add a third?
[/quote]

Sorry, bad information in the first post. I was sure that is was going to work when i started the thread.
[quote name='Discordia' date='02 February 2012 - 10:55 AM' timestamp='1328176529' post='1364054']

OK, but you seem to be saying that you are using 3 screens at the moment, with the third one connected to a VGA port. How are you doing this with a single card and no onboard graphics?



Or do you have 2 screens now and want to add a third?





Sorry, bad information in the first post. I was sure that is was going to work when i started the thread.

#8
Posted 02/02/2012 12:09 PM   
[quote name='kraften' date='02 February 2012 - 12:08 PM' timestamp='1328184487' post='1364091']
because the third screen is only going to display text. I could just buy an older PCI card? If that should work?
[/quote]

I was going to suggest that. You could even just keep the 9800. But I wasn't sure if your motherboard has two PCIe slots.
[quote name='kraften' date='02 February 2012 - 12:08 PM' timestamp='1328184487' post='1364091']

because the third screen is only going to display text. I could just buy an older PCI card? If that should work?





I was going to suggest that. You could even just keep the 9800. But I wasn't sure if your motherboard has two PCIe slots.

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#9
Posted 02/03/2012 08:52 AM   
KFA/Galaxy GTX 560 Ti can support up to 5 displays at once & it retails around $250 if I remember right.
KFA/Galaxy GTX 560 Ti can support up to 5 displays at once & it retails around $250 if I remember right.



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#10
Posted 02/03/2012 09:15 AM   
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='03 February 2012 - 10:15 AM' timestamp='1328260506' post='1364559']
KFA/Galaxy GTX 560 Ti can support up to 5 displays at once & it retails around $250 if I remember right.
[/quote]

Oh! thats sounds like the best solution if i want to play my blu-ray movies and have a lot of screens. I think I better save up some money for that one.

Thanks!
[quote name='Honey Badger' date='03 February 2012 - 10:15 AM' timestamp='1328260506' post='1364559']

KFA/Galaxy GTX 560 Ti can support up to 5 displays at once & it retails around $250 if I remember right.





Oh! thats sounds like the best solution if i want to play my blu-ray movies and have a lot of screens. I think I better save up some money for that one.



Thanks!

#11
Posted 02/03/2012 10:40 AM   
Galaxy cards are not available in the UK, so we don't find out about stuff like this very easily.
Galaxy cards are not available in the UK, so we don't find out about stuff like this very easily.

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#12
Posted 02/03/2012 11:17 AM   
[quote name='Discordia' date='03 February 2012 - 12:17 PM' timestamp='1328267846' post='1364601']
Galaxy cards are not available in the UK, so we don't find out about stuff like this very easily.
[/quote]

I see, too bad. Im from sweden så i hope i can get it here.

..Seems like it´s not available i Sweden either :(. Found it on ebay for 260 USD though
[quote name='Discordia' date='03 February 2012 - 12:17 PM' timestamp='1328267846' post='1364601']

Galaxy cards are not available in the UK, so we don't find out about stuff like this very easily.





I see, too bad. Im from sweden så i hope i can get it here.



..Seems like it´s not available i Sweden either :(. Found it on ebay for 260 USD though

#13
Posted 02/03/2012 12:06 PM   
[quote name='Discordia' date='03 February 2012 - 09:52 AM' timestamp='1328259158' post='1364550']
I was going to suggest that. You could even just keep the 9800. But I wasn't sure if your motherboard has two PCIe slots.
[/quote]

So, ive got myself an older PCI card. Some Intel chipset 4 junk. How will this work? How can I make the two cards work together?
[quote name='Discordia' date='03 February 2012 - 09:52 AM' timestamp='1328259158' post='1364550']

I was going to suggest that. You could even just keep the 9800. But I wasn't sure if your motherboard has two PCIe slots.





So, ive got myself an older PCI card. Some Intel chipset 4 junk. How will this work? How can I make the two cards work together?

#14
Posted 02/13/2012 03:18 PM   
It should work. Just install the Intel drivers. Then you can run 2 monitors off the main card in the PCIe slot and one off the Intel in the PCI slot.

Windows itself should handle the job of running 3 desktops.
It should work. Just install the Intel drivers. Then you can run 2 monitors off the main card in the PCIe slot and one off the Intel in the PCI slot.



Windows itself should handle the job of running 3 desktops.

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#15
Posted 02/13/2012 03:28 PM   
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