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Two 24" Monitors - One Card or Two?

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April 19, 2011 12:51:14 PM

I have always installed two but I'm starting a new build after a couple of years and wondering if you guys think the cards of today can handle two large monitors. I do often use two monitors together. One for mostly photoshop, dreamweaver or gaming and the other purely for reference, email, etc. In the past I thought I would use SLI more but it was kind of a nuisance to setup and discontinue so more often then not I would just run the game on a single card.

Thoughts? Thanks.

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April 19, 2011 1:02:47 PM

If you are just looking for more desktop space almost all new cards can accommodate 2 displays no problem. If they these are high resolution, meaning over 1920x1200, I would just double check the video card specs. If you are doing 3d, gaming or rendering, on more than one display you may want to get something that can handle that load. But even the low end cards will handle 2 displays in a desktop scenario.
April 19, 2011 5:00:29 PM

Well, you can't GAME on two monitors - you need three.

As for running a game in one, the other won't need much bandwidth so it doesn't matter.

Just buy whatever card you would if you were only running one monitor.

As stated, the GTX 460 (115$) and HD 6950 (225$) are the best value right now.
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