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Which Radeon card for 3 displays for Photoshop CS6? 1 DVI, 2 DP

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 3, 2012 2:39:42 PM

I currently have a Samsung 226BW (22") with 1 DVI-D running PS CS6 perfectly but would like to add 2 NEC PA271 (27") each with 2 DP+2 DVI-D dual links.

I would be replacing a Radeon GE Force card with either Nvidia or ATI/AMD per the Adobe approved card list at

My question is whether a new card with 2 DP + 1 DVI will allow me to use all 3 monitors simultaneously (I assume that I would have to get active DP cables if that is not what NEC supplies). And then will I be able to profile the two different types with Xrite Colormunki?

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June 3, 2012 4:31:46 PM

the link did not work

but yes a card with three outputs should work. I would get one with three DVI ports
June 3, 2012 4:38:34 PM

Sorry...there was an unnecessary period at the end of that link...

The cards are as follows:
Adobe tested the following video cards before the release of Photoshop CS6­­­. This document lists the video card by series. While the minimum amount of VRAM supported on video cards for Photoshop CS6 is 256MB, some features require 512MB of VRAM to be enabled.
nVidia GeForce 8000, 9000, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 series
nVidia Quadro 400, 600, 2000, 4000 (Mac & Win), CX, 5000, 6000
AMD/ATI Radeon 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000 series
AMD/ATI FirePro 3800, 4800, 5800, 7800, 8800, 9800, 3900, 4900, 5900, 7900
Intel Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P3000, Intel HD Graphics P4000

None of the new Radeons have 3 DVI, only 1 DVI, which is why I asked about the mix-and-match issue...can I get one monitor on DVI and the other two of the different type on DP and all 3 displaying?
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June 3, 2012 9:05:31 PM

Hard to find any cards that meet Adobe specs with 2 DVI ports, many many more with 1 DVI and 2 DP ports...will that work? I really hope so as that is what appears to be out there in many forms. Thanks for the mini adapter link.
June 10, 2012 12:18:53 AM

Turns out that cards like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 have 2 DVI and 1 DP ports and function perfectly. Also meet all specs for speed and display for Adobe Photoshop CS6.