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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by abhijat, 2 Oct 2010.

  1. abhijat

    abhijat New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Let me start by saying that I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place. I was wondering if it's possible to connect three monitors to a single graphics card. I was considering buying the GTX460 (or maybe the new ATI 6000 series that should be coming out shortly), I know the GTX460 has two DVI and one mini-hdmi port so would I be able to connect a monitor to each input.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    Only 5 series or above can support three monitors simultaneously. So your 460 GTX will not cut it.
     
  3. abhijat

    abhijat New Member

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    Can you clarify on the 5 series, sorry I looked on Scan.co.uk and ebuyer.com and could not find any 5 series cards.

    Also do you know which ATI cards would support three monitors?

    Is there a cheap option to run three monitors, with out going down the SLI or Crossfire route?

    Thanks for the help
     
  4. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    5-series = ATi Radeon 5000 cards. 5770, 5850, 5870, etc.
     
  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    The ATI 5870 would be the equivalent to the GTX 460. I'm not to sure about the 460 running through the HDMI never tried it, but I'm sure some one on here will let you know for sure if it'll work.
     
  6. AngusW

    AngusW mmm

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    You mean the 5770 right?
     
  7. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Active Member

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    You can do 3 monitors with one ATI card... As long as one of the monitors is hooked to the card via DisplayPort... So at least one of your monitors MUST have DisplayPort input for the 3 display setup to work.
     
  8. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Overclock a GTX460 and it'll keep pace with a HD5870.
     
  9. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Jeff you old git I doubt equal to the 5870 my friend
     
  10. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Active Member

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    5870 2GB Eyefinity6 Cheesecake!!!
    :D
     
  11. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Some people here don't read Bit-tech news...
    Here is what you want Geforce GTX 460 3 display support:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2010/09/22/zotac-unveils-four-monitor-fermi/1
    Basically Zotac used some tricks up it's sleeve to make this happen. My guess is that they unlocked the chip that allows multiple displays which is available on select Quadro models.

    Next year, it is expected to have Nvdia and ATi/AMD to release their new graphic card (AMD 6000 series (ATi name is now dropped), and Nvidia will Kepler architecture)
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/21/nvidia-reveals-fermis-successor-kepler-at-28nm-in-2011-maxwel/
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/27/amd-radeon-hd-6770-and-6750-spec-sheets-emerge-give-nvidia-caus/
     

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