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Drumbum667

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I was wondering if you wanted two monitors do you need two video cards. Because when I was looking at te pictures of this video card it had two DVI ports.So do you need it for two monitors.
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The cards have to support dual monitors. Nvidia usually say they have "twinview" that support dual monitors, and ATI usually calls theirs "Hydravision". Usually the newer cards with dual DVI outputs support dual monitors. The ones to be careful about is cards that have DVI and VGA outputs. Most of these do NOT support dual monitors.

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The ones to be careful about is cards that have DVI and VGA outputs. Most of these do NOT support dual monitors.

Ive never had one that didnt with both DVI and vga, most nvidias since the 5 series and ATI since at least the R5xxs had dual monitor and DVI and VGA options, i havent seen a new card without dual monitor in a while.
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I would recommend getting a vid card with 2 DVI ports and an svideo port. With this setup you may still get a converter for VGA to DVI (mine came with this converter). So if you wanted to use a VGA monitor you got no problem and then you got the other port to use as dual monitoring. Then the s-video port can be used on something like your TV. :whistling:
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Just a quick question... is it possible to TRIPLE view???
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You need a much more complicated setup, either a pair of gfx cards(not all combos will work) or a splitter that lets you connect multiple monitors to the same port and it will appear as a VERY wide resolution single monitor.
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i see...
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