Graphic card for 6 displays?

Hello,

I would appreciate getting advice about setting up a machine for trading on financial markets.

The machine would have 5-6 monitors and would be working 8-16 hours per day

What card would you recommend? (or should I use two smaller cards?)

thanks a lot for your help
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  1. Ronstar,

    assuming you aren't using the card for gaming or 3d rendering, etc you could go with 2 AMD cards- they should be able to power 3 displays each (2 monitors will use DVI output and one will use Displayport for each card). You will need to make sure that your motherboard is Crossfire compatible (this is the term for using two AMD graphics cards together) and that your Power Supply candle handle the power requirements.

    The HD 5770 x 2 would be plenty of power and can be had for around $100 for each card. You can definitely go lower end if that's more than you want to spend.
  2. Beltzy, unfortunately you can't do that with ATI cards.

    ATI (AMD) cards in crossfire still have ALL of the display outputs go through the 1st card.

    @Ronstar111, If you intend to use 5-6 monitors on one card, the best solution would be to get an ATI Eyefinity 6 edition card, which will have 6 displayport adapters. Be prepared to buy a lot of active displayport adapters too, as I'm sure the monitors themselves won't have DP ports on them.

    Try this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103109&cm_re=eyefinity_6-_-14-103-109-_-Product
  3. Or this one would work ===> Asus 6950
  4. It depends on how you want your displays to run as to what cards to recommend. If you want 6 displays, without any duplicates, either of the two mentioned above will work. The Diamond 5870 has some mini displayport adapters, but not all that you will need. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815309008
    The Asus 6950 would require 4 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999032
  5. Thanks for the advice guys.

    What What PS wattage is needed if using one of them Antec green PS.

    from what I understand they work a bit differently
  6. Hi agian,

    what do you guys think of this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125322

    would it do the job?

    thanks again
  7. borisof007 said:
    Beltzy, unfortunately you can't do that with ATI cards.

    ATI (AMD) cards in crossfire still have ALL of the display outputs go through the 1st card.
    This is true but simply using the 2 cards without crossfire enabled fixes this.

    Something like two HD5670s would be the most cost effective choice if your motherboard has two PCI-E x16/8/4 slots.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102870
    You will need 2 active display port adapters for the third monitor on each card, like so;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999030
    The HD5670 is rather low power and you don't need a high wattage PSU to run two of them. The Antec Earthwatts 430w would do fine;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371034
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