Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Dual monitors, one DVI & one HDMI?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 19, 2009 10:33:27 PM

I currently have an 8800GT with 2 DVI ports hooked up to 2 DVI LCDs.

I am upgrading and switching brands to the Radeon 4780. I notice that the Gigabyte is by far the cheapest on newegg... however instead of 2 DVI ports, it only has 1 DVI port and 1 HDMI port. Will it be possible to get dual monitor support simply by plugging one monitor into the DVI and the other into the HDMI via an DVI-HDMI adaptor?

I hope this is possible... I didn't think I could afford the 1GB 4870, but the Gigabyte version is incredibly cheap after the rebate... but if I can't get dual monitor support with it, I'll have to stick with a 512MB version with 2 DVIs.

Thank you for any help!

More about : dual monitors dvi hdmi

March 19, 2009 10:48:39 PM

it will work
March 19, 2009 11:15:54 PM

Thank you!

While we're at it, should I be concerned that the Gigabyte is so cheap? I've always used EVGA for my nVidia cards, and I don't know much about Gigabyte. My computer has excellent fan cooling but my house does not, so I am always interested in temps as well. Does anyone know how the cooling is on the Gigabyte 4870 1GB? Anyone have any reasons not to go with Gigabyte?

Thanks again!
Related resources