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Dual monitor set up for AMD Radeon HD 7970.

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July 16, 2013 3:46:20 AM

Hi,

I need to add a second monitor to my Samsung S24B300HL (60hz), currently connected by HDMI for gaming. I'll only use a cheap 60hz monitor at 1920 x1080.

- Will using mini displayport to displayport be the best option? (second monitor I'm looking at has displayport and DVI input)
- I'll game on the first monitor, and only use the second for minor tasks and software such as Teamspeak, web browsing etc. Should I expect any performance hits, framerate or otherwise, from my card?

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July 16, 2013 3:52:01 AM

the displayport or DVI should be fine. With a 7970 you wont see a lot of difference if you're not spreading the resolution across both monitors. You will see a little difference if you've other applications running side by side with something thats processor intensive like a modern game, but if you've a 7970 I'm presuming you've a decent CPU and RAM too so it shouldn't be anything that you'd notice too much.
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July 16, 2013 4:00:10 AM

Collie147 said:
the displayport or DVI should be fine. With a 7970 you wont see a lot of difference if you're not spreading the resolution across both monitors. You will see a little difference if you've other applications running side by side with something thats processor intensive like a modern game, but if you've a 7970 I'm presuming you've a decent CPU and RAM too so it shouldn't be anything that you'd notice too much.


Ahh forgot to mention! CPU is AMD FX8350 with 8GB of RAM, thanks for the quick response
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July 16, 2013 4:20:14 AM

I havent been keeping up with AMD CPUs lately, but that'll easily handle a few non intensive tasks running simultaneously. it's essentially got 8cores @4ghz so it should be able to handle a few tasks.
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