I am thinking of buying this card (Asus GT640 - 2GD3). I need at least 4 monitors (not for gaming).
Does anyone knows if this card can support 4 monitors (each one shows different things) or even extend desktop to 4 monitors?
I did not understand what you meant, only 1 will be VGA.
To be more exact. Its for my job. I want many screens (HD LCDs) as extended desktop, some will have applications running, others videos and other the desktop.
The 4 screens may become 6-8 and i was thinking on adding one more of the same card and order a PC with 2 PCI e x16 slots to add 2 of these GPUs.
Still not decided on budget but i already found other cards costing 400-1000 euro and i thought that 200 euros for 2 GT 640 are far better than 400 euros for 1 card that can give me up to 5 monitors.
I am having some frustration with this card also in regards to multiple monitors. The Asus website says: "Drive up to four HD displays (up to three with NVIDIA Surround® technology), or connect to a 3D-enabled TV for a true cinematic 3D experience"
I have not had a chance yet to install any of these drivers on my windows 7 new build with this card, but I think I have it on another computer, which is an XP computer, and once, when I had three monitors attached, it seemed like it was giving me the option to run three monitors--but that was on a card that support NIVIDA GT 610, not 640. If you're confused, so am I.
But I will try to install a few of these setups and let you know what I get.
UPDATE: It works easily with the NIVIDA control panel software. Plug in the monitors, run the control panel software. All very easy.