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11-24-2007, 05:55 PM
I'm slowly starting to reconstruct my workspace and I came across a little problem. My graphics card is curently connected with two monitors, the standard PC monitor and my LCD TV. The problem is that I need a third monitor since the LCD is on the other side on the room and only used for entertainment purposes. However, I've seen several photos of people who had 3 monitors connected to their PC. Is that somehow possible with just one graphics card? Or are you using SLI or multiple PCs? I don't want to replace my mainboard because I'm actually satisfied with my PC configuration right now =/
Thanks in advance.
11-24-2007, 06:32 PM
Well, it depends. Graphic cards with two outputs will only be able to control two different video outputs, there's really not much you can do about that. However, that simply means that you won't be able to have more than two screens showing different things. It's perfectly possible to use a DVI splitter cable and show the same thing on two monitors.
SLI only works on one monitor (last I checked), ATI's CrossFire doesn't have the same restrictions.
If all you need is the added workspace then you can get another PCI-E card (or even a common PCI) for as little as £20. Third-generation cards today cost next to nothing, of course that won't be sufficient for games or showing high resolution video. It all depends on what you plan to use it with.
11-24-2007, 09:50 PM
You can either purchase another video card, or purchase one of these...
There are plenty like that, I just did a quick google search. But it would cost me less to buy another gfx card.
11-24-2007, 11:01 PM
This actually what I was looking for...
11-25-2007, 05:02 AM
Thanks a lot, I think I was looking for a DVI Splitter. That should pretty much do it.
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