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Considering AMD Radeon HD 6670

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September 26, 2012 11:29:59 AM

HI,

I am running windows XP Pro on an Asus P5G41-M LE/CSM MB with one PCI X16 slot and a 550 watt Power Supply.

I want to run four monitors for stock trading which the card. I have two Samsung displays that run at 1680 X 1050 and one Asus I run at 1920 X 1080.... I want to buy another matching Asus.

The two Samsung's have DVI and VGA only, and the Asus has HDMI and DVI.

I understand how I can have three monitors on this card, but the specs say up to 4.... I don't understand how.

Whatever card I get has to be short to fit in my case... not much room...

Any comments suggestions, explanations appreciated...

Not interested in gaming performance.... I'm after multi-monitor productivity in a short, inexpensive card. Radeon's eyefinity sounds neat.. but I have no experience with it. I typically run older equipment staying a couple generations behind the edge so newer stuff like "Displayport 1.2" and "Multistream Transport" are a mystery to me.

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September 26, 2012 12:11:48 PM

the 6670 will do molti-monitor. it wont game but it will run your monitors nicely. if you need more power, id suggest the 7759 instead
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September 26, 2012 1:24:53 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the 6670 will do molti-monitor. it wont game but it will run your monitors nicely. if you need more power, id suggest the 7759 instead



Thanks, but since its 4 times as expensive and wont fit in the case I'll pass... someday, but not now.

Next computer build will be a full tower case so I have room for whatever I want for years to come.
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September 26, 2012 1:53:24 PM

since when was a 6670 4times cheaper than a 7750?
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September 26, 2012 2:23:08 PM

TheBigTroll said:
since when was a 6670 4times cheaper than a 7750?



My bad... you typed 7759, I must have googled 7950 cause I got a price of 329.00

I now see that there are short versions, and its much closer in price to the 6670.... now will have to read all about it.
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September 26, 2012 2:25:30 PM

sorry
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September 26, 2012 4:52:26 PM

After looking hard at your suggestion, I think I'll have to buy a new case...

Seems best to go with the newer series, and the 7770 seems a lot more card.. also does 4 displays...



I like the 2 mini display ports, 1 hdmi, and one dvi.... I guess that would make 4 displays easy....

That leaves me needing a cheap case....

This one would fit the card.....



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September 26, 2012 5:06:33 PM

Does the card have to be low profile, or just short? Some of the new nVidia cards are super-short, like this GT630 which is hardly longer than the slot: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Eyefinity is a way of combining multiple displays to look like one big one; not three or more independent displays such as I believe you are describing.
If the card needs to be low-profile, you might want something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 26, 2012 5:08:12 PM

If you have no interest in games, a HD7770 is way more than you need.
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September 26, 2012 5:24:21 PM

Onus said:
Does the card have to be low profile, or just short? Some of the new nVidia cards are super-short, like this GT630 which is hardly longer than the slot: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Eyefinity is a way of combining multiple displays to look like one big one; not three or more independent displays such as I believe you are describing.
If the card needs to be low-profile, you might want something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I'm not interested in combining the displays into one big one, I want to run three displays BUT....

two are 1680 X 1050 and one is 1920 X 1080. Later I will add a fourth 1920 X 1080.

My little Nvidia 9500GT with 2 DVI's will not run two monitors of different resolutions. I got hooked on the Radeon card because they talk about running multiple monitors while mixing resolutions.....

I'll look at your suggestions thanks.... it needs to be short... the hard drive rack shortens the room to max 10 inches...

I really don't want to buy a cheap case again... just something else to replace later....
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September 26, 2012 6:28:27 PM

OK... thanks to jtt283's suggestion I found these two... same chipset, different manufacturers...



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Same price... within budget if I stretch a little (not much) and I don't need a new case that I don't want for the money I can invest in one.

I read the whole manual for the Gigbyte card and it wasn't clear if it would run mixed resolutions across 4 monitors.... no downloadable manual quickly available from Zotac just product data sheet..... so I chatted with Nvidia and they say I can mix resolutions...

So it looks like one of these two is the winner.... I like the 2 HDMI and 2 DVI on the Zotac... no adapters necessary for monitors I already own, but never heard of company before...
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September 26, 2012 6:50:09 PM

I would "risk" buying a Zotac board. They are an up-and-coming manufacturer trying to build reputation. I've read a few positive customer service stories on them, and no tales of woe; ding accepted for not being able to provide links.
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September 26, 2012 6:51:39 PM

I'm not 100% sure about this, but doesn't a Dual-Link DVI port allow you to split it's output to two monitors?
That may be how you get the 4th monitor on the card you have.
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September 26, 2012 6:51:43 PM

Best answer selected by Crassius.
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September 26, 2012 6:54:40 PM

Now what I really need to do is compare Nvidia GTX 650 vs Radeon 7750....

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September 26, 2012 7:01:21 PM

Thanks.
Basically, what those charts indicate is that the GTX650 would be the stronger gamer. Since you're not interested in games, the number that may most interest you is power consumption (will also translate to heat in your case, and possibly also to fan noise), which is won by the HD7750.
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September 26, 2012 7:08:35 PM

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