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Windows 7: Graphic Card

18 Mar 2013   #1
Gazz777

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Graphic Card

Hi Guys, 1st thanx for the pointers regarding last thread about my Sapphire Radeon HD 6770

I bought this card to get 3 monitors, and it did that, I think it got a little help from windows anyhoo, as for eyefinity, did get it for a time, but very problematic, and now I don't even get the options, add the fact the playing X3 Albion Prelude was like a ticking clock every tick was a jerk, was the final straw.

So may I ask you all, I need 1 graphics card to run min 3 monitors, and with a bit of gaming on the side, I like the eyefinity idea but it has to work this time round, okWhat Graphics Card.

Win 7 64bit Triple core 3g ram ..... price tag around the £150 to £200 gbp

I have checked out a few only I don't know if they run 3 monitors,
Appreciate your help
Thanx
Regards
Gary



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18 Mar 2013   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

If you want to try nVidia, I believe that the real 600 series cards (650, 660, 670, and 680 cards, along with the "ti" variants) can run 3 monitors. Web search on nVidia Surround.

Eyefinity is supposed to be better, but whichever work is best for you.
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18 Mar 2013   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The problem I've seen with eyefinity so far is the difficulty finding finding the appropriate dongles or adapters to permit adding more monitors beyond the ports available on the GPU cards.
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18 Mar 2013   #4
Gary

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

I really do not see a need for more than one monitor for home use. But that is just me.
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18 Mar 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
I really do not see a need for more than one monitor for home use. But that is just me.
True, not everyone needs more than one monitor for home use; for that matter, most people don't. However, when I have six windows open side by side on my single 22" monitor and have to repeatedly scroll around each screen, it's only natural I would want (not to mention need) more than one monitor. Same for when I have to rotate that one monitor from landscape to portrait and back to landscape (it's really a hurt in the donkey with the monitor I have now).
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18 Mar 2013   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The problem I've seen with eyefinity so far is the difficulty finding finding the appropriate dongles or adapters to permit adding more monitors beyond the ports available on the GPU cards.
Do you mean DisplayPort adapters? (If memory serves, not more than 2 connections out of a possible 6 can be anything other than DP.)
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18 Mar 2013   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The problem I've seen with eyefinity so far is the difficulty finding finding the appropriate dongles or adapters to permit adding more monitors beyond the ports available on the GPU cards.
Do you mean DisplayPort adapters? (If memory serves, not more than 2 connections out of a possible 6 can be anything other than DP.)
This from AMD's website:

"Connecting multiple monitors for AMD Eyefinitytechnology couldn’t be simpler. There are four easy rules to remember:

1. The first two monitors can connect to thegraphics card with any display output on your product: HDMI, VGA, DVI orDisplayPort.

2. The third (or greater) display must beconnected to the graphics card via DisplayPort.

3. If your monitor does not have a DisplayPortconnection, you will need an inexpensive active DisplayPort adapter for it. DVIto DP adapters can be had for less than $30 USD.2
Every family of GPUssupports a different maximum number of displays."
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19 Mar 2013   #8
Gazz777

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
If you want to try nVidia, I believe that the real 600 series cards (650, 660, 670, and 680 cards, along with the "ti" variants) can run 3 monitors. Web search on nVidia Surround.

Eyefinity is supposed to be better, but whichever work is best for you.
Bobkn huge thanx for this, just had a look at the 670, it's bit pricey, but reads like you get lot's of bang.

Re: reason for 3 monitors, work related, but I couldn't do without them now Recommened....

Thank You All
Appreciated.
Gary
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19 Mar 2013   #9
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just my 2 cents. I've been reading that quite a few people are having issue's with Nvidia surround gaming and are saying you're better off with ATI if you want multi screen gaming.
As i said though its only what i've read in other forums. How much truth there is to it i don't know.
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