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Cheapest 2560x1600 Video Card 2x30" Monitors

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January 11, 2012 4:05:18 PM

Hello,

I'm having some trouble trying to find the cheapest video card solution to drive 2x30" Dell Monitors at the maximum resolution of 2560x1600. They won't be used for any graphical applications, just simply general office work, etc.

We had bought some Nvidia Geforce GT 520's but it would only drive one at 2560x1600 and the other monitor at native 1200x800. We swapped it out for an ATI HD4xxx series card and it's working. We were originally buying Geforce 9500 GT cards and they worked fine and at a reasonable price but we're having trouble finding them anymore, at least the ones with 2xDVI outputs. If anyone can make a suggestion or two, that'd be fantastic and greatly appreciated. We're fine with ATI or Nvidia.
January 11, 2012 4:12:36 PM

gtx 460 would be a good solution, or ati 5900 maybe.
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January 11, 2012 4:18:14 PM

try getting a 9500gt on ebay, also look at the 8600gts since that's what the 9500gt basically is. If you want more performance, try opting for a Geforce GT 240 or a HD 5570
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January 11, 2012 4:18:23 PM

Thanks for the reply BLACKSCI but both of those cards are far more expensive than we were paying for 9500 GTs that drove both 30" monitors at max resolution.
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January 11, 2012 4:20:09 PM

Thanks iArereya - I forgot to check Ebay and I didn't think about the 8600gts, good idea. No need for more performance just needs to be low cost and able to drive both the 30"s at max res (2560x1600).
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January 11, 2012 4:22:48 PM

kgoodrum281 said:
Thanks iArereya - I forgot to check Ebay and I didn't think about the 8600gts, good idea. No need for more performance just needs to be low cost and able to drive both the 30"s at max res (2560x1600).

Make sure it's the 512MB one since you're going to be using a very high resolution too.
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January 11, 2012 4:31:18 PM

AFAIK any ATI 5000 model should do the trick. Like a 5550 or 5570.

EDIT: You might need a DisplayPort adapter, though. Seems like most only have a single DVID port. FYI, anything over 1920x1200 requires "dual link".
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