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March 6, 2013 5:46:51 AM


I need a graphics card that can support, at the same, time 3 displays of 22"-24" and one connection (preferably HDMI) towards the TV set for movie watching.
Any suggestions whether I should go for few SLI/CrossFire cards or workstation card?
And what cards would you recommend?

Those 3 displays would be used for 2D (mostly coding and development), ie nothing 3D intensive - not even games.


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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2013 1:36:46 PM

Any of the AMD 7 Series can handle this. If you want to game at all go with something like a 7950. If not gaming you can go with one of the lower cards. I run my 7950 with 3x 24 inch screens, and a 39 inch TV. Keep in mind, at least 2 of the monitors will have to be displayport or you will need a displayport to DVI adapter (about $22).
a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2013 2:14:03 PM

The AMD 7 Series can theoretically handle up to six displays, but only a few cards do have the ports to connect more then three displays without crap, like splitting the DVI channels. The PowerColor AX7770 1GBD5-2DH was the cheapest i could find and that's a PCIE 3.0 card, so compatibility with your mobo needs to be checked.
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March 6, 2013 6:18:45 PM

Thanks to all,

I've decided to go with one of these two:
ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5
MSI AMD Radeon HD R7970 Lightning BE

They are both on Radeon 7 and have a lot of connectors to choose from. :) 

I think I'll choose ASUS, what are your thoughts?