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June 3, 2012 9:42:06 PM

Is it possible to plug multiple monitors into the same graphics card?

This is the graphics card I plan on buying: MSI R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC
June 3, 2012 10:46:24 PM

I assume there have been 20 views and no replies because people think I haven't done research. I have, and even without the research, I was pretty sure I could.

However, I am a little nervous spending $900 on 3 monitors and a graphics card without somebody giving me a definitive answer.
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June 3, 2012 10:55:51 PM

Yes, it's possible to run three monitors off that card.
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June 4, 2012 12:33:27 AM

Yes, it is possible.
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June 4, 2012 2:34:52 AM

How would I do it? Use the two DP + 1 HDMI? Or... DP + DVI + HDMI?

Also, would I need to buy any adapters?


EDIT: I am not 100% on which monitors to get yet so they'll either have DP, HDMI, and/or DVI ports.
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June 4, 2012 2:36:53 AM

It depends on the monitors you are buying/using.
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June 4, 2012 3:08:54 AM

Well, let's say I am going to choose between these two since I think these are my best choices with my budget. Could you tell me the setups?

Asus VH232H

Asus VE248Q
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June 4, 2012 3:24:48 AM

If you got the Asus VE248Q you could use two Mini DP to DP cables and an HDMI cable to hook up all three monitors.
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June 4, 2012 3:49:52 AM

The Asus VH232H with the ports HDMI, DVI, VGA won't work?
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June 4, 2012 3:56:25 AM

You'll have lower quality with VGA. Because it's an analog signal versus a digital signal. The HDMI will work, and the DVI's will also work.
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June 4, 2012 3:59:21 AM

ah right! Makes sense. Thanks alot guys. I understand what to look for now when choosing.

Is the quality loss while using VGA so great that it's not worth using 3x VGA monitors?
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June 4, 2012 4:00:41 AM

Digital is always preferable over analog signals.
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June 4, 2012 4:04:41 AM

draven714 said:
The Asus VH232H with the ports HDMI, DVI, VGA won't work?


The Asus VH232H will work fine. one of the requirements of running three monitors is that the 3rd+ monitor MUST use display port (with the exception of the sapphire flex cards). In your case you would run 2 monitors off DVI/HDMI. then get an ACTIVE mini display port to single link DVI-D adapter to connect the 3rd. They are about 30 bucks.

http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-don...
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June 4, 2012 4:06:13 AM

draven714 said:
ah right! Makes sense. Thanks alot guys. I understand what to look for now when choosing.

Is the quality loss while using VGA so great that it's not worth using 3x VGA monitors?


Quality is.only lower if you actually use VGA to hook it up. There's no reason you can't use the cheaper Asus monitors with a display port to DVI adapter
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June 5, 2012 3:26:03 AM

unksol said:
Quality is.only lower if you actually use VGA to hook it up. There's no reason you can't use the cheaper Asus monitors with a display port to DVI adapter


I agree. You could get by with either monitor but the cabling would be simpler to setup with the larger and more expensive VE248Q.
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June 7, 2012 4:03:26 PM

Not true. But thanks.
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June 13, 2012 11:58:56 PM

Best answer selected by draven714.
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