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    Graphic card to run 4 displays

    As the problem highlighted by Photoshop Elements the other week has shown, I am currently in need of a card that will suppor 4 dispays at once.
    I have 2x 23" full 1080p monitos with HDMI\DVI and 2x 19" HP's with DVI.
    What I need is a card that will support all 4, as currently I have 2 running off a Radeon 48xx and 1 19" running off an Nvidia 7100 card I had laying aroung to replace the Quadro that prevented PSE from starting.
    Anyone know of such a card? Max spend 150.
    And yes, it should game well also (well, when you're the boss you too can engage in some lunchtime deathmatching!)

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    What slots do you have available?

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    2xPCIe

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    What speed pcie?

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    x16. It's not a laggard system.

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    ATI 6870 on crossfire set up...will do the job nicely

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    For 150?

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    There is not really a proper setup tbh that can do this yet.
    Adobe has issues with SLI/crossfire acceleration as well I believe (when searching for a solution to your adobe problem)
    I would probably disable acceleration and put your card back in and you should be good to go.

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    Ahh but without having the rebuy monitors with display port as good ones are expensive and active converts can be expensive I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Ahh but without having the rebuy monitors with display port as good ones are expensive and active converts can be expensive I believe.
    Adapters are around 15 a shot. So, yes, you'd have to add an extra 60 to that cost. However, that's the cheapest you're going to get 4x outputs on a single card. Matrox are the other option and they're 400+.

    Whatever the case, the end result with a single card and so many outputs will be that you're going to get questionable gaming performance IME.

    Edit: Scan have some for 10 a go. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-...r-cable-pc-mac and http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-...le-compatiable)
    Last edited by localzuk; 30th December 2010 at 11:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Adapters are around 15 a shot. So, yes, you'd have to add an extra 60 to that cost. However, that's the cheapest you're going to get 4x outputs on a single card. Matrox are the other option and they're 400+.

    Whatever the case, the end result with a single card and so many outputs will be that you're going to get questionable gaming performance IME.

    Edit: Scan have some for 10 a go. Scan.co.uk: Mini Display Port 1.1a to DVI Adaptor Cable (Apple Compatible) - HDMINIDP-DVI and http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-...le-compatiable)
    Ahh I was told you really needed active converters and not passive, that could work okay but tbh like you say gaming is not good at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Ahh I was told you really needed active converters and not passive, that could work okay but tbh like you say gaming is not good at that.
    To be honest, I've never come across any company selling active adapters. Even Apple only sell passive ones with their DisplayPort fitted notebooks. I've got 1 machine at work which has a DisplayPort and it came with a passive adapter to DVI which works perfectly.

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    Another 48XX or a 57XX, I would just get another 48XX to match your current gfx card, that would give you 2 dvi and 2 HDMI ( I think )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Ahh I was told you really needed active converters and not passive, that could work okay but tbh like you say gaming is not good at that.
    I believe you only need active for Dual Link DVI. You can run 1080p@60hz on single link

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