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Do I need another graphics card to run two monitors?

My graphics card is a Radeon 7870. I'm considering getting the 27 inch Dell UltraSharp and the 27 inch Dell Touch Monitor. The UltraSharp has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and the other one is standard hd.

Will my graphics card be able to run games on the UltraSharp on ultra settings? Will I be able to watch a movie on one monitor and work on the other simultaneously? Or do I need to crossfire with another gpu?

I have plenty of ram and a fast enough processor to handle anything, but I'm not so sure my graphics card is up to the task by itself.
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  1. No look at the back of the card at the outputs use the 2dvi for multiple signals
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    No you do not need another GPU to run multiple screens. Back when I was using a 7870 I was running two screens off it and another from the integrated graphics (was a matter of not having the right connector than the GPU not being capable).
    You can watch a movie on one and do things on another. As I am typing this I have Youtube fullscreen to my left playing a video and stuff like VLC and Windows Media Player can also do that.

    A 7870 running Ultra settings at 1440p... Doubt it. Its a mid-range card from 2yrs ago, its not going to be able too.
  3. manofchalk said:
    No you do not need another GPU to run multiple screens. Back when I was using a 7870 I was running two screens off it and another from the integrated graphics (was a matter of not having the right connector than the GPU not being capable).
    You can watch a movie on one and do things on another. As I am typing this I have Youtube fullscreen to my left playing a video and stuff like VLC and Windows Media Player can also do that.

    A 7870 running Ultra settings at 1440p... Doubt it. Its a mid-range card from 2yrs ago, its not going to be able too.


    Thanks!
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