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Nvidia car to support 3 to 4 monitors, not a gaming computer.

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January 22, 2014 11:24:43 AM

I have a friend that wishes to do 3-4 monitors on his business desktop.

Since this is for business and not gaming, the cutting edge is not necessary.

He is currently running Windows 7 64 bit on an ASROCK 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ motherboard with FX-6300 processor.

He is currently running an HIS Radeon HD6570 card, but that card I cannot keep the video drive from not responding even after creating the QWORD TdrDelay and setting the value to 10.

Since I am going to RMA the card back to Newegg, I will get him an Nvidia based video card (sorry, I believe that Nvidia cards are more stable).

I would like to have 3-4 monitor support in a single card solution, any suggestions?

Thanks.

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January 22, 2014 11:29:00 AM

3 can be done with most cards that have 3 ports. 4... Maybe a GTX 660?
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January 22, 2014 11:50:03 AM

huilun02 said:
3 can be done with most cards that have 3 ports. 4... Maybe a GTX 660?


There is an EVGA GTX 660 on Amazon fot $195. Is 2GB RAM enough?

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SUPERCLOCKED-Graphic...

It has two DVI, one HDMI, and one Display Port.

Also, would this one work as well?

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-PCI-Express-Grap...

It has two DVI-D, one HDMI, and one VGA.

Can one assume that a video card can support as many monitors as it has outputs?

Thanks.

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January 22, 2014 7:45:15 PM

stchman said:
huilun02 said:
3 can be done with most cards that have 3 ports. 4... Maybe a GTX 660?


There is an EVGA GTX 660 on Amazon fot $195. Is 2GB RAM enough?

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SUPERCLOCKED-Graphic...

It has two DVI, one HDMI, and one Display Port.

Also, would this one work as well?

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-PCI-Express-Grap...

It has two DVI-D, one HDMI, and one VGA.

Can one assume that a video card can support as many monitors as it has outputs?

Thanks.



Vram is not an issue if you are not playing games or doing rendering/image related work.

You cannot assume a video card can run as many display as as it has outputs. There been many cases where people try to do 3 or 4 monitors but failed, despite their cards having that many ports.

As far as I know you will need a GTX 660 or better to run 4 screens because it's the card that has seen the most success doing so.

That EVGA GTX 660 will do fine. Not sure about the GTX 650.
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January 22, 2014 7:53:46 PM

ignore everyone above.

buy an Asus GT640, which can do 4 outputs WITHOUT using DisplayPort. it does DVI, DVI, HDMI, VGA. all basic common connectors. 2GB VRAM is more than enough. i run a pair of these.

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/GT6402GD3/

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 22, 2014 8:04:25 PM

Yeah that GT640 looks better. Newegg reviews confirm it runs 4 displays. Half the cost of a 660.

Learned something here :) 
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