Hi, I have a Radeon HD 5570 1GB which has display port, hdmi & dvi port. I would like to connect 3 monitors but this video card only supports 2 monitors. What is cheapest & simplest way to provision the 3rd monitor to extend desktop? Could I add ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB as a 2nd card? Will this work no problem for sure? Connect any monitor to the 2nd card? Need dissplay port adapter? Any config required?
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5570 does support up to 3 monitors, no need for another card
Thanks for responding. The version of this Radeon 5570 was manufactured by HP & provided when purchasing their HPE-235f computer. It has a display port, HDMI & DVI port. Only supports 2 monitors as mentioned in the manual & I found this out the long & hard way. Can you refer back to my question & provide an answer? Thank you.
you should be able to hook up a third monitor via the display port
if that doesn't work, then you could add a 4350 (but you won't be able to crossfire for many reasons)
It sounds like cheapest & certain thing to do is install additional graphic card. Only 2 ports can be used at once as per HP info below. Current power supply is 300w. How much power do I need to provision for 2 graphics cards? Will machine slow down due to 2 graphic cards & 2 monitors?
1 - DisplayPort 2 - HDMI 3 - DVI (single-link)* * VGA using included DVI-to-VGA adapter
* Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16 * Maximum resolution: o HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p* o HDMI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz o DisplayPort resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz o DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p* o DVI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz o VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 60 Hz * Use ATI Catalyst Control Center software to optimize display * 1 GB onboard memory * Supports Blu-ray up to 1080p * Supports two displays at the same time* * Two of the three ports are usable at any one time * Supports HDCP