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Another "What graphics card" thread!

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October 6, 2011 5:57:32 PM

Hi,

First of all apologies for my username, it’s something that I setup quite a few years ago and haven’t got around to changing it yet!

I'm in need of some help. I need to find a half-height graphics card (Preferably AMD) that can output three displays simultaneously. I have looked around quite a bit and whilst finding cards with a "Display port" (The AMD port that supports multiple monitors, I think that’s what it’s called?) isn’t hard, I can’t seem to find any that are half height.

Price is not an issue, but nothing stupid like thousands, obviously.

Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2011 6:07:27 PM

The Powercolor Radeon 6770 is a single slot GPU that has one DVI, one HDMI, and one Displayport. That should do it for you!

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

Edit: Following up on this, for every monitor beyond the 2nd on an AMD/ATI GPU based system, you'll need to use displayports. If your monitor doesn't have a displayport connector on its end, you'll need to get an ACTIVE displayport to DVI/HDMI/whatever your monitor uses converter. ACTIVE converters usually have a separate USB dongle that connects as well to actively use the electricity from the USB port to convert the signal. Passive ones will not work for what you need.
October 6, 2011 6:09:40 PM

I cant I can’t use that though - it wouldn’t fit. It needs to be half height as its got to go into an HP SFF desktop, that’s a full height card.
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2011 6:12:32 PM

So what do you mean by "half height" then, are you talking about something thinner than that? Because it doesn't exist. If you're talking about shorter length, then that's different.
October 6, 2011 6:17:44 PM

corroded said:
1/2 height adaptable:

Radeon HD 6570 1GB

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

I've used similar in my own systems and HP low Profile PC's...


Thanks! Thats just what im looking for, has support for eyefinity. I just couldnt seem to find any information on the net....Maybe i should look harder next time.
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2011 6:37:46 PM

So that would be half length then. Height for me is Single Slot or Double Slot. Which, in the 6770's case that I linked, it's still a single slot, just a longer card. It's why I got confused when you said "Half Height".
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 7, 2011 4:28:40 AM

borisof007 said:
So that would be half length then. Height for me is Single Slot or Double Slot. Which, in the 6770's case that I linked, it's still a single slot, just a longer card. It's why I got confused when you said "Half Height".

yea i got confused too when i read the first post, he meant low profile bracket
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 7, 2011 4:29:19 AM

uk_gangsta said:
Thanks! Thats just what im looking for, has support for eyefinity. I just couldnt seem to find any information on the net....Maybe i should look harder next time.

that doesn't have support for eyefinity.
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 7, 2011 4:40:18 AM

AMD Eyefinity FAQs
http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefini...
to shorten, only the following support Eyefinity, or any other non-reference design GPU that has at least one DisplayPort

AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 GPUs
AMD Radeon™ HD 6850 GPUs
ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 GPUs
ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series GPUs
ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series GPUs
ATI Radeon™ HD 5670 GPUs
ATI Radeon™ HD 5500 Series GPUs
ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 GPUs
October 7, 2011 4:45:29 AM

yup... my bad... tired eyes... They have 3 outputs. HDMI, VGA, and DVI. NO Crossfire either.
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 7, 2011 11:55:50 AM

i'm not sure if 3 Monitors setup support VGA output, but i'm sure that you will sacrifice one output which is VGA when you plug in the "Low Profile" bracket :) 
October 7, 2011 12:06:52 PM

ilysaml said:
i'm not sure if 3 Monitors setup support VGA output, but i'm sure that you will sacrifice one output which is VGA when you plug in the "Low Profile" bracket :) 


There are two brackets:

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/AddCart... Radeon HD5570 1GB PCI-Express Graphics Card&TaxCode=2&PriceInc=47.988

I have to unscrew the original one and screw the connectors to both of those brackets. The VGA port is on a ribbon cable so this can be moved around, its not fixed to the card. And the display port connector will allow the two ports (VGA, DVI) to run simultaniously with an aditional third monitor plugged into the display port, port.
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 7, 2011 12:09:42 PM

uk_gangsta said:
There are two brackets:

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/AddCart... Radeon HD5570 1GB PCI-Express Graphics Card&TaxCode=2&PriceInc=47.988

I have to unscrew the original one and screw the connectors to both of those brackets. The VGA port is on a ribbon cable so this can be moved around, its not fixed to the card. And the display port connector will allow the two ports (VGA, DVI) to run simultaniously with an aditional third monitor plugged into the display port, port.

if you will get by, and manage to run a monitor with the VGA Port so you should be fine
!