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Will a Radeon 7770 graphics card be able to support a dual monitor set up?

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March 12, 2013 3:18:04 PM

I plan on getting another monitor but I am not too sure whether or not my graphics can support two monitors.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-161-...

This is the current graphics card I am using for the past couple months or so and it has been working fine.

I understand that it states that it is Dual-Link DVI Supported graphics card but I am not too sure what this means.

If I buy a splitter or a converter like this then I should be able to run it right?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If it helps I have an Acer monitor which is 18.5 LCD Monitor and I plan on getting another monitor which is the same size. I will not be running two games at a time if I manage to get another monitor. I just plan on using it for multi-tasking if I am playing a game or so.
March 12, 2013 3:26:04 PM

No, that splitter won't work. Its some form of "DMS" connector (no idea what this is, gonna research it later) to DVI. Though you could grab an HDMI to DVI connector or an Mini Display port to DVI, those would work fine. And yes, your GPU supports multi-monitors.
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March 12, 2013 3:27:25 PM

You don't need a splitter, to simply have a second monitor, just connect the second monitor to the second DVI port on the back of your video card.

edit* just realized you have 1 DVI only... so you will need an adaptor to convert HDMI to DVI or the display port to DVI... as mouse24 said.
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March 12, 2013 3:39:20 PM

amirp said:
You don't need a splitter, to simply have a second monitor, just connect the second monitor to the second DVI port on the back of your video card.

edit* just realized you have 1 DVI only... so you will need an adaptor to convert HDMI to DVI or the display port to DVI... as mouse24 said.


Does it matter what resolutions I set both monitors at? I understand that both of them should be the same resolution in order for it to be stable. Just as long as the monitor I buy has a DVI or HDMI port then I should fine to buy the monitor correct? I'm not entirely too sure if my HDMI port works. I remember plugging my HDMI port of my graphics card to an LCD TV and it had no response, It was the same with my current monitor as well. So I should just stick to the Mini Display port to DVI port of my second monitor?
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March 12, 2013 4:18:51 PM

Set each monitor to it's native resolution. Amirp - only 1 DVI connector. As stated, if your monitor does not have HDMI or display port, you will need a converter.
-Bruce
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March 12, 2013 5:31:57 PM

SCBebop said:
amirp said:
You don't need a splitter, to simply have a second monitor, just connect the second monitor to the second DVI port on the back of your video card.

edit* just realized you have 1 DVI only... so you will need an adaptor to convert HDMI to DVI or the display port to DVI... as mouse24 said.


Does it matter what resolutions I set both monitors at? I understand that both of them should be the same resolution in order for it to be stable. Just as long as the monitor I buy has a DVI or HDMI port then I should fine to buy the monitor correct? I'm not entirely too sure if my HDMI port works. I remember plugging my HDMI port of my graphics card to an LCD TV and it had no response, It was the same with my current monitor as well. So I should just stick to the Mini Display port to DVI port of my second monitor?


Just use one HDMI, and one DVI port. Only one monitor can be analog(VGA), the other will have to be digital(HDMI or DVI or DP).

The resolutions do not matter at all, just plug them in and go.

BUT its VERY important than ONLY one screen can use an analog input and the other MUST be digital unless you get an active converter.
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