I am looking to hook up 3 displays to one of my computers. I have a PCI-e x16 slot, various PCI slots, and a PCI-e x1 slot. The software I am running requires at least 256MB of memory on the video cards, and cannot use on-board graphics.
Does anyone know of a 3 headed PCI-e x16 video card? VGA or DVI or a mixture are all acceptable.
Alternatively, if I put a 2 headed PCI-e x16 card in, does anyone know of a PCI (not express) card with 256MB of memory that runs cool (preferably with a fan) that I can use for the third monitor?
the quadro cards are really expensive from what i know of
a more cost effective solution might be to just get a replacement mobo that has two x16 pcie slots and then get a cheaper gfx card, depending on yer setup, a new mobo may cost about 100$, plus an extra gfx card, maybe 40 bucks for a cheap one
the 140$ is gunnna be much less than the price of a quadro or even the matrox solutions
on a side note: having two gfx cards works well when they are from same manufacturer and using similar drivers from my own experience