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January 22, 2013 7:05:13 PM

Hello,

Lawyer not tech guy here. My office is replacing around 100 existing desktop computers with all new machines. I am fortunate that I can specify my own equipment within reason. I would like to specify a video / graphics card that will support two independent desktop monitors (one for word processing and one for Windows Office) and a third screen being a fairly large and fairly new Sony flatscreen that is bolted to the wall of my office across from my desk. The Sony flatscreen has HDMI inputs which I am not currently using because my existing video card is analog only output. Our tech support guys juryrigged our existing system to run my 3 monitors but I want to upgrade the quality of the signal - especially the feed to the TV. Exactly what video card or cards should I specify to the people ordering our new system? Our existing boxes are small profile boxes. I am not sure what the profile of the new boxes will be, but again I have some control over that issue for my own workstation. Cost is not the top factor but I am not a gamer or 3D enthusiast so I probably don't need the best of the best.

Thanks in advance.

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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2013 1:07:53 AM

A GTX650 supports 3 monitors with 2 DVI and 1 mini-HDMI. It's fairly cheap and uses low power as well. Here's an EVGA GTX 650. This one comes with a DVI-VGA adapter in case you need it.
a c 81 U Graphics card
January 23, 2013 1:27:04 AM

I'd recommend a 7750 over a GTX 650 - they're the same price, but Radeon does better with multiple screens and large resolutions, and uses only the power from the motherboard.

If you want something a bit fancier, a 7870 is the best you would make use of as a non-gamer / render wizard.
a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2013 1:35:16 AM

DarkSable said:
I'd recommend a 7750 over a GTX 650 - they're the same price, but Radeon does better with multiple screens and large resolutions, and uses only the power from the motherboard.


HD7750 uses Display Port. Not a lot of monitors have display port. It'll require adapters that may add to the cost.
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