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Connecting 2 displays to 2 PCI ex cards

By mdbrown ·
I have a computer with a Sapphire ATI Radeon X850, 256 MB, DDR3, PCI-E graphics cards and 2 19? LCD displays. I plan to install a second, identical graphics card. From a performance standpoint should I connect 1 display to each card or both displays to 1 card?

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by zaferus In reply to Connecting 2 displays to ...

1 to each card. I set up a user once with 6 video outputs and than we linked them together to show up as one display (do it under display properties). It looked great!

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Connecting 2 displays to ...

Depends on how you want to configure your displays.

If you want a dual desktop that is a different picture on each screen then both monitors off the one card will do quite nicely and you'll not notice any performance drop off unless you are a mad keen gamer who wants frame rates around the 26 FPS rate.

For one customer I set up an 3 X 6 array which looked great but it isn't something that the average person would use even though it did look nice but even then he could have got a better result with a projector and screen and it would have been a lot cheaper.


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