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September 7, 2011 8:35:25 PM

Hello all,

Does anyone know of a really decent AGP video card that can do 3 "independent" displays on 3 separate monitors. I have (2) 1600x1200 and (1) 1920x1080

Thank you.

Binny
September 7, 2011 8:57:04 PM

There are people on this board who probably don't remember AGP. I believe you're wasting your time.
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September 7, 2011 9:11:14 PM

There are no cards that will allow you to do that. Even for Radeon cards all three monitors need to run at the same resolution. Anyway, there are no radeon 5000 or 6000 series cards that will allow you to run 3 monitors from one GPU. You simply need to use a PCI card for the third monitor if you want to stick with AGP
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September 7, 2011 9:14:14 PM

Your agp card probably does not have 3 connectors on the back and multiple monitor technology came about after agp. I'm sure you are looking at a serius upgrade if you want to do multiple monitors. By the way what do you mean by independent displays.
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September 7, 2011 9:24:09 PM

Yes you are right, I have 2 connected to it now and wanted at least one more monitor. That PCI addition might be an idea, didn't think of that.

Independent as in I didn't want the card to combine resolutions across 2 or 3 monitors. I found one here but it only goes to 1600x1200

http://fxvideocards.com/Matrox-QID-128MB-AGP-Quad-Displ...

I appreciate everyone's response.

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September 7, 2011 10:39:50 PM

For the price of that video card you can easily upgrade what is probably an ancient mobo/cpu combo to a more modern one + an eyefinity card.
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September 8, 2011 12:15:46 AM

Tge problem with trying to buy an AGP card now is since thy don't manufacture them any more the stores want an arm and a leg for them $540 is rediculas for that card and that technology. See what you think of this ;

Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core $184.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard, $164.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL. $54.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS IceQ X Turbo H685QNT1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity. $174.99 x2= $349.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If your budget can go with this set up you can triple monitor no problem. $754.95 and that is only $225 more than you were going to spend on that AGP card.
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September 8, 2011 12:33:32 AM

Good luck on AGP cards.

My first reaction is to hysterically laugh because there is usually just one AGP slot and just one serial and maybe one DVI if you are lucky.

You can feed a whole wall of TV's with sufficient splitters and cabling. But all will only play just the one image.

If you think AGP is the best and greatest, boy have you really missed the train. It's been dead for almost 10 years now in favor of PCI express. My last AGP card finally burned up 4 years ago and the motherboard was also tossed when I realized at the time Newegg were not selling but one or two options for a 50 dollar asking price or less, none of which was appetizing.
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September 8, 2011 12:56:42 AM

@Title ROFL :lol: 
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September 8, 2011 1:36:46 PM

I have a IBM Intellistation dual XEON 3.0 GHZ Prestonia processors with hyperthreading enabled and 4gb ram. I'm not a gamer anymore, my Quake3 days are over lol, but I do multi-task and this system was perfect and hence the reason for more monitors. The link I posted was just a description, its not $540 maybe that was the price a long time ago as they are out of stock. It is about 200 on ebay but I think my best option is just to get the PCI card, found them for like 30 bucks. Besides my Intelli was $200 itself. Sorry for the confusion.
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September 8, 2011 2:03:45 PM

binny959 said:
I have a IBM Intellistation dual XEON 3.0 GHZ Prestonia processors with hyperthreading enabled and 4gb ram. I'm not a gamer anymore, my Quake3 days are over lol, but I do multi-task and this system was perfect and hence the reason for more monitors. The link I posted was just a description, its not $540 maybe that was the price a long time ago as they are out of stock. It is about 200 on ebay but I think my best option is just to get the PCI card, found them for like 30 bucks. Besides my Intelli was $200 itself. Sorry for the confusion.


today's hardware is miles better than your netburst-based xeon. for professional workload, your dual xeon will perform roughly the same as the dreaded PentiumD. the wiser choice is of course to invest on a new system.

with 600$ you already have a quad core (or even hex-core if the procs are AMD) desktop with triple monitor capablity (eg. radeon 5750).

*couple of typo
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