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Nvidia or ATI for triple moniter use?

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December 25, 2010 6:31:27 PM

This is the first time im using the forum and i'm stumped. I recently got an HP 2159 Moniter Full 1080p. My computer already has two moniters one connected with DVI and the other VGA. So the thing is I want all three hooked up. and with DVI connected to all of them. I would be using this for video editing and filming.

Here is the first one it is a EVGA GeForce 9500
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

I want this one more because i want to replace completly my graphics card. It has dual DVI so i would get a splitter to connect to one of them and bam. But the question is. Will this be able to run three moniters? To be extended?

The next one is a ATI Radeon HD 4650:
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/ati-radeon-hd-46...

Which one would work best for three moniter all DVI display? I would like to know as soon as possible.

Thanks a bunch!
December 26, 2010 8:27:26 AM

both of them are very weak,neither of them will be able for 3 monitors.you can run 2 monitors at a time,why not you go with a bit faster gpu like hd 4670 or hd 5670 or even 8800gt/9800gt,they are now really cheap and fast!
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December 26, 2010 8:56:12 AM

For three monitors you need a series 5 ATI/AMD card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
One to DVI, one to HDMI (or HDMI to DVI adapter), one to the display port and then an adapter to DVI if you don't have a monitor with display port.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That one has two DVI already and it's more powerful.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYorUpN4PQo

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December 26, 2010 3:29:59 PM

I find the ATI software very bugged, I tried triple screens with an XFX ATI HD 5870
And they keep turning the screens in the wrong place, on startup i get half screens. And startup screen is stretched to 1,5 screens.

This and the software force me to just go back to NVIDIA. Their screen extending software is MUCH MUCH better... And also better to understand.

If your motherboard supports it I would add a second cheap video card.
For example:
1 Gefore 9800GT
1 Geforce 8500

No need for adapters, and they don't need to work in SLI either.
Bam, problem solved...

And probably cheaper too ;) 
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January 4, 2011 11:46:30 PM

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January 4, 2011 11:48:12 PM

mosox said:
For three monitors you need a series 5 ATI/AMD card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
One to DVI, one to HDMI (or HDMI to DVI adapter), one to the display port and then an adapter to DVI if you don't have a monitor with display port.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That one has two DVI already and it's more powerful.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYorUpN4PQo


I bought the sapphire graphics card. It was a good choice and it runs fine! I got all three monitors connected to dvi and i love it!
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