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Can I run two ATI FirePro 2460 using PCIe 1 To PCIe 16 Converter ?

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September 27, 2011 5:13:05 AM

Last year AMD came out with ATI FirePro 2460 Multi View, a low profile card for Stock traders.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/workstation/graphics/ati...

I want to use two of them for an 8 Monitor ( 1920x1200 Dell U2412M ) setup for stock trading.

I have only one PCIe x 16 slot & there is one PCIe x 1 slot emtpy.

Can I use PCIe x 1 to PCIe x 16 converter to plug in second Card & get 8 displays ?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Would my system support it ?

What are the downsides of doing this ?

If this works, I want to add a 3rd card in another PCIe x 1 slot for a 12 Monitor display. Would that be crazy ?


Following are specs of my System.


Dell XPS 8300

One PCIe 16 slot ( It has GeForce GT 530 that I cann throw away )

3 PCIe 1 slots ( One is Free ) ( Other 2 have sound card & TV Tuner Card & I can throw them away too if those slots are needed )

460 Watt Power Supply

i7-2600 Processor (3.4GHz, 8MB Cache)

Chipset Intel® H67

8GB (4X2GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory

NVIDIA GeForce GT530 - 1GB GDDR3 (VGA/HDMI/DVI)

Windows - 7 Ultimate ( 64 bit )


Thanks



September 27, 2011 5:53:48 AM

HugoStiglitz said:
it "may" work but u could just go with an eyefinity 6 card (6 display out)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129184


That is what I had in mind but I will need two of them for an 8 monitor setup & there is not enough room & no second PCIe x 16 slot available. It is a big card that occupies 2 slot width.

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