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August 11, 2010 8:06:20 AM

Hello,

Does anyone know if GTX 460 can support 3 monitors? I want to on 3 monitors at the same time and use it at the same time.

Thanks

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August 11, 2010 8:14:30 AM

With nvidia u need 2 cards in sli in order to use 3 monitors.
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August 11, 2010 8:24:31 AM

What do you mean with nvidia?

Are there different types of GTX 460?

If I am not using nvidia, is there other GTX 460 types that can support 3 montiors?
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August 11, 2010 8:28:16 AM

smalltech said:
What do you mean with nvidia?

Are there different types of GTX 460?

If I am not using nvidia, is there other GTX 460 types that can support 3 montiors?



:cry: 

The GTX460 is an Nvidia card....
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August 11, 2010 8:34:22 AM

So that means that if I want to connect 3 monitors with 1 card, I cannot use GTX 460?

What are the cards that can be used to connect 3 monitors with only 1 card?

"u need 2 cards in sli" what does sli mean? what do i need for sli?
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August 11, 2010 8:35:10 AM

gtx460 is videocard with nvidia GPU inside (Graphic Processor Unit). There is 2 versions of gtx460 with 768mb of video memory and with 1gb. In order to run 3 monitors on any gtx 460 u will need 2 videocards in sli mode. However if u go for ati 5xxx card u will be able to run 3 monitors with only 1 videocard.
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August 11, 2010 8:48:51 AM

nvidia is a Graphic Processor Unit, is ati also a Graphic Processor Unit?

So Palit, MSI, Powercolor are brands that make use of nvidia / ati to make cards?

nvidia or ati is better?

Thanks.
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August 11, 2010 8:56:56 AM

nvidia is a company that produces Graphic Processor Units, so does ATI.
Palit, MSI, Powercolor, XFX, PNY, EVGA and many others are companies who manufacture videocards using both NVIGIA and ATI GPUs. All of them make some great videocards.
What is your purpose? Do u want to play games on 3 monitors, or u need them for multitasking?
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August 11, 2010 9:13:36 AM

Nvidia and ATI design graphics cards, where as Palit, MSI and other companies manufacture them ( different manufacturers add different toppings too, like adding ketchup or hot sauce :p  )

So if u want to use 3 monitors at the same time, 5xxx series designed by ATI has the capability to use 3 monitors at the same time. The GTX 460 which is designed by nvidia, doesnt have the capability to use 3 monitors at the same time.

The 5830 and 5770 by ATI has the capability to use 3 monitors ( the feature is called "Eyefinity" ). The 5830 is the closest competitor to the GTX 460.

But if u want the gtx 460 really bad and u also want to use 3 monitors, u need two gtx 460 graphics cards, running together ( Which is called SLI, coupling same graphics cards together so they offer better performance :)  ) Careful though, coz SLI'ing two graphics card could be very alien to you.

So you are better off buying a 5830. Which manufacturer? i dont know!
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August 11, 2010 9:36:59 AM

Thanks ekg84 and squallypie.

I am using 3 monitors for multitasking. Display different programs windows at different screens.
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August 11, 2010 9:41:30 AM

I was looking at some cards and it has the word HDMI beside the card name. Is it a must or better to have HDMI?
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August 11, 2010 9:50:04 AM

And I saw some have the word DDR3, some DDR5, is there a big difference?

And I saw the word vapor -x.
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August 11, 2010 9:58:11 AM

HDMI is a type of monitor to videocard connection, its not must to have, it depends on what kind of monitors u r going to use.
if u r not going to play games or run any graphically intense applications even cheap card like this will do the job:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But keep in mind that if 1 of the monitors u r going to use doesnt have display port with this card u will need display port to vga adaptor.

http://www.amazon.com/CablesToBuy-DisplayPort-Display-C...

What monitors r u going to use?
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August 11, 2010 10:42:23 AM

Currently I am using Philips 105S 15inch CRT monitor, Samsung SyncMaster 910T 19inch lcd, Dell 1504fp 15inch lcd

I plan to buy Dell U2311H or some other 24 inch lcd monitor next time to replace the Philips 15 inch CRT monitor.
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August 11, 2010 12:19:45 PM

Eyefinity will work withe monitors with same resolution.
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