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How to display on 3-4 Monitors

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January 21, 2013 1:21:53 PM

What is the best way to utilize 3-4 displays? Is it as simple as getting another video card and putting it into an empty slot?

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a c 271 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 2:09:02 PM

Depends on the card, some can run 6 monitors on their own.
January 21, 2013 2:18:50 PM

I am currently running this video card.

EVGA GeForce GT 610 02G-P3-2617-KR Video Card - 2GB, GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-link DVI, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11

Just upgraded to this card. I do not do any gaming just want more desktop real estate. Occasionally watch some HBO stuff on the screen. At this time using dual Dell P2210 Monitors via DVI.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 2:23:29 PM

That card does support running multiple monitors.
a b U Graphics card
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January 21, 2013 2:25:00 PM

its not powerful enought to run tri-display. whats ur budget for a new gpu?

a c 271 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 2:26:15 PM

iceclock said:
its not powerful enought to run tri-display. whats ur budget for a new gpu?

Yes it is, so long as the OP is just using the rig for 2D work.
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January 21, 2013 2:27:15 PM

well i talt he needed for 3d also, but thats a low quality card, i have hard time beleiving u could run 3 monitors off of it?.

i guess we learn something everyday.

January 21, 2013 2:48:11 PM

What kind of card is needed if I run to run Far Cry 3 at max settings on 3 displays simlutaneously. Or at least at medium settings. Woot. Woot.
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January 21, 2013 2:50:22 PM

give me the rest of ur specs and ill let u know.

a c 271 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 3:00:57 PM

linkgx1 said:
What kind of card is needed if I run to run Far Cry 3 at max settings on 3 displays simlutaneously. Or at least at medium settings. Woot. Woot.

Something a darn sight more expensive than that 610 that's for sure, FC3 is an AMD sponsored title so you might want to look at AMD cards if that game is important to you.
January 21, 2013 3:03:39 PM

Mousemonkey said:
That card does support running multiple monitors.


I know it does but will it allow me to run 3 monitors? Can I use the mini hdmi to run a monitor if I can find the right cable.
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 3:05:09 PM

if u wanna run tri monitors id suggest getting 2 cheapo cards.

whats ur pc specs?


a c 271 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 3:07:11 PM

cdriver24 said:
I know it does but will it allow me to run 3 monitors? Can I use the mini hdmi to run a monitor if I can find the right cable.

In theory yes but but gaming over three monitors 'aint gonna happen.
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 3:08:07 PM

nope unless u got 2k to spend.

January 21, 2013 3:09:23 PM

Mousemonkey said:
In theory yes but but gaming over three monitors 'aint gonna happen.


Will try and find cable and test it out. Do not play games so that is not important to me
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 3:15:10 PM

OTT?

January 21, 2013 3:16:59 PM

linkgx1 said:
What kind of card is needed if I run to run Far Cry 3 at max settings on 3 displays simlutaneously. Or at least at medium settings. Woot. Woot.

Max settings: 680/7950/690/7990
Medium: 7850 or 660 +
a b U Graphics card
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January 21, 2013 3:17:46 PM

7950 not maxsettings 680 sli yes.

a c 271 U Graphics card
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January 21, 2013 3:23:34 PM

iceclock said:
OTT?


I'm pretty sure you'll find that there are people gaming on three monitors at max or close to settings that didn't spend $1800 on graphic cards to do so.
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January 21, 2013 3:25:16 PM

ok maybe i was exaggerating but i talt he meant ultra quality on 3 monitors. thats pretty hard to obtain without 2 680-slis even than.

a c 212 U Graphics card
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January 21, 2013 4:24:40 PM

iceclock said:
OTT?


Over The Top
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 4:26:51 PM

Opaz1ka said:
Max settings: 680/7950/690/7990
Medium: 7850 or 660 +


iceclock said:
ok maybe i was exaggerating but i talt he meant ultra quality on 3 monitors. thats pretty hard to obtain without 2 680-slis even than.


I think the OP meant more medium to max as opposed to just ultra.
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
January 21, 2013 5:00:07 PM

ah alright than 2x670s ir 2x7950s would do the trick.

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