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Setup system for 2 display port monitors

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December 11, 2012 7:51:41 PM

Hiya,

I'm building a new computer for a friend, he is going to buy 2 high end monitors with both a display port connection.
How do I deal with this graphics card wise? I have found that there are no graphics cards with 2 display port connections.

Can I still get the desired quality using an adapter (DP to HDMI) or would this be bad for the high end monitor?

This will probably be the monitor: http://www.eizo.com/global/products/flexscan/sx2762w/in...

I have currently picked the following graphics card: ASUS GTX660 TI

Thank you in advance.

Rick
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December 11, 2012 8:02:52 PM

Yes, HDMI to DP is compeletely fine, hell, you can go DVI to DP and be just as good.

The GTX660 is good, but remember, running 2 screens wont allow you to stretch the game over 2 screens, but it will allow you to have an accessory screen for itunes/something else :) 
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December 11, 2012 8:07:43 PM

Select a different Graphics card. The Radeon HD 7950 slightly outperforms the GTX 660 Ti and most have at least two mini DP outputs for about the same cost. I also noted that the monitor you linked has both DP and Mini DP inputs so your cabling options are pretty flexible as well.

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December 11, 2012 8:19:07 PM

So if I would get the Sapphire HD7950 FleX which has 2 Mini DP's and hook up both monitors to it I should be good?

Or do you perhaps have a better Radeon HD 7950 suggestion?
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December 11, 2012 8:35:59 PM

Yes, that Radeon HD 7950 will work fine. Modern graphics cards support simultaneous output to multiple monitors on almost any combination of outputs. According to AMD's website( http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/79... ) the 7950 should be able to support up to 6 displays from a single card although you may need additional adaptors for more than four. I would suggest you pick a specific card to buy then govto the website for that manufacturer to identify it's exact capabilities. For the SAPPHIRE FleX 100352FLEX-2 Radeon HD 7950 3GB at newegg.com that would be here: http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...
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