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Nvidia or ATI for triple moniter use?

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-details.asp?EdpNo=4111742&Sku=E145-9504

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-4650-1gb-gddr2-pci-e-video-card/10113667.aspx?path=4bb309d9db6ed954e22861f6eeb19dc7en02

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

Thanks a bunch!
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  1. 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!
  2. Best answer
    For three monitors you need a series 5 ATI/AMD card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102869&cm_re=hd_5670-_-14-102-869-_-Product
    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=N82E16814999030

    That one has two DVI already and it's more powerful.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859&cm_re=hd_5750-_-14-102-859-_-Product


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYorUpN4PQo
  3. Since the HD6000 series has 6 TMDS links you should be able to connect 3 monitors with 2 of them directly in DVI outputs and one in HDMI (with cheap HDMI/DVI adapter).
    The HD5000 series has 'only' 5 TMDS links which mandates the use of at least one displayport output.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6870/2.html
  4. 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 ;)
  5. Best answer selected by intensityfims.
  6. mosox said:
    For three monitors you need a series 5 ATI/AMD card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102869&cm_re=hd_5670-_-14-102-869-_-Product
    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=N82E16814999030

    That one has two DVI already and it's more powerful.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859&cm_re=hd_5750-_-14-102-859-_-Product


    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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