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I need to get a graphics card for running multiple monitors for charting and streaming data for trading futures. What is the best card for that, running 4 27" monitors, with the potential to run more in the future say 8-12 (optional) and good cooling? Otherwise I use it for movies and Office applications.

Just wondering if a 7750 2Gb card will do for 4-6 monitors initially and which brand is best?
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    For up to 6 monitors, an AMD solution is better (Eyefinity is easier to setup than NVIDIA surround and work flawlessly with almost any monitors...)

    For 12, you'll need 2 card except if you can find one of the 5970 12 monitors edition but i doubt it and anyway they're beginning to age a little... http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1652779/powercolor-hd5970-display-outputs

    I suggest some mid to high end card with 2gb or more memory even if you're not gaming as 4 monitors still need a good amount of Graphic ram to work correctly without any stutter...

    I would personally get a 7870 or a 7950 and then crossfire it to extend the solution to more displays later but it'll be running fine with some lower-end card like a 6670 but sometimes Crossfire supports is reserved for higher end card so it'll limit the future expansion for 12 monitors and anyway it's a 1gb card so it'll surely stutter a little bit when your 4 screen will be set at full HD or higher resolution...

    A 7750/7770 would also do it if you're on a low budget
  2. 8 Monitors off a single card?? you are out of luck I'm afraid, there just isn't space to fit that many connectors on a single card.

    AMD Eyefinity allows up to six monitors on a single GPU:

    http://www.amd.com/uk/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/Pages/eyefinity.aspx

    Have a look there for more information. Nvidia can do 3 or 4, I think.
  3. Assuming you are NOT GAMING, then your best bet is fairly inexpensive cards that support three or four monitors.

    *The RESOLUTION of the monitor is also important. It doesn't matter whether it's 27" or 10" but is it 1920x1080 or 2560x1440?

    So basically you'll want two or three cards. This won't allow them to act as a single monitor (you don't want that anyway) but you can support different applications on each screen and the resolutions can be different.

    Links:
    http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/peripherals/the-complete-guide-to-multiple-monitors-1074313

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/Pages/eyefinity.aspx

    *I'm not sure what to recommend exactly. You could get a couple HD6450's for $30 per and get at least two screens each so I think you need to investigate a little further. Sure you can find graphics cards that support up to SIX monitors (with Display Port monitors or adapters) but they're expensive and pointless if you can do the same thing with three, $30 graphics cards.
  4. photonboy said:
    Assuming you are NOT GAMING, then your best bet is fairly inexpensive cards that support three or four monitors.

    *The RESOLUTION of the monitor is also important. It doesn't matter whether it's 27" or 10" but is it 1920x1080 or 2560x1440?

    So basically you'll want two or three cards. This won't allow them to act as a single monitor (you don't want that anyway) but you can support different applications on each screen and the resolutions can be different.

    Links:
    http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/peripherals/the-complete-guide-to-multiple-monitors-1074313

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/Pages/eyefinity.aspx

    *I'm not sure what to recommend exactly. You could get a couple HD6450's for $30 per and get at least two screens each so I think you need to investigate a little further. Sure you can find graphics cards that support up to SIX monitors (with Display Port monitors or adapters) but they're expensive and pointless if you can do the same thing with three, $30 graphics cards.


    Thanks guys, I am not Gaming, resolution 1920x1080 max, even lower I can use. I was thinking 1 or 2 7750 2Gb, running pc for long time, for trading, overnight, sometimes continuously for a week or so.
  5. The 7750 does supprt 6 displays from what I can see, so it's probably not a bad bet. Do you have a budget in mind?
  6. I agree with herr_koos. i already used both AMD and ATI graphics card. I am really satisfied with both Graphics card. But AMD have heating problem but that is depend on your usage so choose care fully ..... Thank You
  7. Leon lochen said:
    But AMD have heating problem but that is depend on your usage so choose care fully


    Excuse me? Can you be more specific please? My HD6850 definitely doesn''t have a heating problem.
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