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Three Monitor Setup - windows xp/7. Any help would be great!

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 1, 2011 2:33:47 PM

Read a few post on here about multiple monitor setups as well as using a Matrox video card.

Went to there website but I am not sure what video card to select.

The reason for three monitors is to view stocks on all three.
So not to video intensive.


Dell Precision T7400

1 PCI-e x8 slot wired as x4
2 PCI-e x16 Gen 2 graphics slots
3 PCI-X 64bit/100MHz slots with support for 3.3v or universal cards
1 PCI 32bit/33Mhz slot

Would like to just have one video card, that outputs to three monitors if possible.

What Matrox card would be best for me?

Thank you all for your time and expertise.

EDIT: Does anyone also know if there are a good manufacture that has three monitors that look well together?
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March 1, 2011 2:37:04 PM

Sorry i don't have a great deal of experience with Matrox cards. But mainstream ATI cards can support multi-monitor set ups.
March 1, 2011 3:40:03 PM

Thanks Griffolion,

What do you mean by mainstream?
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March 1, 2011 7:23:48 PM

ATI/AMD's 58xx, 68xx, and 69xx support 3 monitors from one video card. They call it "eyefinity". Two displays connect via DVI, and a 3rd will have to connect via DisplayPort, or you can get a DP-->DVI adapter. It needs to be an "active" adapter, dual link versions go for $100, but single link are only $30ish. For viewing stocks, you can probably get the cheapest model to power your screens since running desktop's isnt an intensive task at all for modern GPUs. If you'd like details about it, just google eyefinity,and tons of info will pop up
March 7, 2011 11:07:35 PM

Best answer selected by BobcatM.