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Hi guys,

 

Long story short, I bought a 3rd monitor (Dell U2311H Ultrasharp 23") and I have Asus Geforce GTX 260 graphic card. It says I can connect a screen with hdmi with an adapter. I looked inside the box but there is not such thing inside the box. Now my question is can I use a DVI Dual Link to connect my 3rd monitor? Or I need another adapter for that? Or what do you recommend me to do?

 

Thanks for the inputs guys.

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No 3D animation, gaming only CS 1.6 :p
I do some photoshop, Flash, InDesign, etc.

 
I personally standing at this point would go with nvidia GTX 750 Ti or plain GTX 750, why its based on newer Maxwell architecture although with 28 nm node, its quite power efficient (highest after 6xxx series till - Article), its quite more than good enough to handle CS and some other games at 1080p Resolution. It will handle your Photoshop, Flash, InDesign needs smoothly.

 

Only bad thing, you can't SLI it in future since it does not support SLI. Although it can handle your needs well enough so I don't think it matters.
 

Open this: http://www.geforce.com/750ti-where-to-buy
 Go to amazon etc and see price, its quite reasonable budget GPU.

 

Read Review: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7764/the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-750-ti-and-gtx-750-review-maxwell

 

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One interesting GTX 750 Ti from Gigabyte but I think its not yet available: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8132/computex-2014-galaxy-showcases-gtx-750-ti-darbee-edition

 

EDIT: Also AMD Tonga GPU (but with 28 nm node still) coming in August. If you are interested in AMD side, you can wait.

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Single nvidia GPU (I don't know about newer generation - my guess till 5xx generation this restriction applies, 6xx series does not suffer from this - neither does AMD suffer this since they introduced Eyefinity) does not support tri monitor over single GPU. You have to add another card or use built-in IGP if your processor has it.

 

Read this: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/faq#s1

 

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Why I say 6xx series above support tri monitor over single GPU?

Link: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-surround-on-the-geforce-gtx-680#1

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You can read this summary over wikipedia on multi-monitor support as well to clear understanding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-monitor#Products

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If I am reading that graphic above correct, it says SLI enabled video cards only supports 2 monitors.

 

If that is the case, it is wrong, I have 2x 680 GTX's in SLI and run 3 monitors. 2 on DVI and 1 on DP all from the same card, with no problems and SLI enabled.

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If I am reading that graphic above correct, it says SLI enabled video cards only supports 2 monitors.

 

If that is the case, it is wrong, I have 2x 680 GTX's in SLI and run 3 monitors. 2 on DVI and 1 on DP all from the same card, with no problems and SLI enabled.

 

You have 6xx generation which does not suffer from this issue. Nvidia upto 5 series only support 2 monitor over single GPU, it does not matter whether that GPU support SLI or not.

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Ok, I read the link Mindovermaster, and read what you posted Zlip792, now my question is how can I have all the 3 monitors connected to the current graphic card I have? Is there a way probably with a DVI Dual Link Adapter or there is another way except buying another graphic card or there is another adapter I can buy and connect all 3 monitors which my current graphic card supports it as well?

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Ok, I read the link Mindovermaster, and read what you posted Zlip792, now my question is how can I have all the 3 monitors connected to the current graphic card I have? Is there a way probably with a DVI Dual Link Adapter or there is another way except buying another graphic card or there is another adapter I can buy and connect all 3 monitors which my current graphic card supports it as well?

 

-- Attach two monitor using your GPU.

-- Attach another with your IGP (Integrated Graphic Processor).

-- Put another small cheap 8 series above any GPU in System and put third monitor on it if second option does not available.

 

I don't think its possible on current nvidia card to use third monitor, on AMD 5xxx series (I think they introduced Eyefinity with 5 series) onward, two cards can be attached easily but third card will be attached with Active Display Port (I don't know whether this restriction is still in placed or not). I don't know whether Active Display Port trick could work on nvidia or not but I wouldn't recommend it since it would be waste of money simply if it does not work.

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(I think they introduced Eyefinity with 5 series)

 

 

Yeah, I have a 5770 that has Eyefinity. :)

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-- Attach two monitor using your GPU.

-- Attach another with your IGP (Integrated Graphic Processor).

-- Put another small cheap 8 series above any GPU in System and put third monitor on it if second option does not available.

 

I don't think its possible on current nvidia card to use third monitor, on AMD 5xxx series (I think they introduced Eyefinity with 5 series) onward, two cards can be attached easily but third card will be attached with Active Display Port (I don't know whether this restriction is still in placed or not). I don't know whether Active Display Port trick could work on nvidia or not but I wouldn't recommend it since it would be waste of money simply if it does not work.

Ok, thanks for the explination. So now my best bet is to buy another GPU. :/ Can you suggest me an nVidia card?

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I'd buy any NVidia card with 1 gig ram and dual outputs,

 

(My secondary card is a dinosaur NVidia GeForce 8500 gt <modified to 1 gig ram> bought dirt cheap from ebay years ago, it's now running 2 22inch monitors <one of them in 1680x1050 and the other in 1920x1080 either side of my main 23 inch screen which is running off a gt430 in 1020x1080>, never had any driver or display issues on win7 64 bit)

 

(The only reason I haven't updated this info on my profile screen is because I've began preparations to build another rig <this one's too old for 'state of the art' anything now)

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Ok, thanks for the explination. So now my best bet is to buy another GPU. :/ Can you suggest me an nVidia card?

 

It will depend on your budget? Any gaming you do? 3D Animation etc kind of any work?

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It will depend on your budget? Any gaming you do? 3D Animation etc kind of any work?

No 3D animation, gaming only CS 1.6 :P 

I do some photoshop, Flash, InDesign, etc.

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Ok, thanks for the explination. So now my best bet is to buy another GPU. :/ Can you suggest me an nVidia card?

 

At one point in time I had 4 monitors hooked up to a machine with USB3 to VGA adapters.  Worked absolutely fine for desktop work and playing back fullscreen 1080p video...not sure if you need this for gaming.  But it's an alternative to replacing a video card...

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At one point in time I had 4 monitors hooked up to a machine with USB3 to VGA adapters.  Worked absolutely fine for desktop work and playing back fullscreen 1080p video...not sure if you need this for gaming.  But it's an alternative to replacing a video card...

I need to buy an adapter and put it behind the desk, well i guess I'll pay a little more and get me a gpu instead. I like my desk to be clean, don't like a lot of stuff laying around though it there is my firewall, AP, NAS and a mini PC on the desk which I am going to fix and get rid of them from my desk. :p

 

And I am not so much into gaming as I said I only play 1.6 time to time and nothing else, probably in the future, but I doubt it.

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Thank you Zlip792. I found Gigabyte GeForce GTX Ti OC 2GB, do you think this is enough for me?

 

IF I want to upgrade and buy a better one, what do you think about these two cards?

Asus GeForce GTX 770 OC 2GB & Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC 2GB

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Thank you Zlip792. I found Gigabyte GeForce GTX Ti OC 2GB, do you think this is enough for me?

 

IF I want to upgrade and buy a better one, what do you think about these two cards?

Asus GeForce GTX 770 OC 2GB & Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC 2GB

 

Recently DirectX support is controversial on nvidia 6 series and 7 series (Kepler) regarding DX 11.1 and DX 11.2. Its another topic where its not clear like AMD Cards. Just to let you know. As per Wikipedia and TechPowerUp forums, they only support DX11 not even DX11.1 more so DX11.2.

 

If you want powerful GPU and don't care about power efficiency and price definitely GTX 770 is best bet to go with and it will fine GPU, better than GTX 750 Ti in performance. Clearly striking out it out of the mid range.

 

I don't think many games if few would be using DirectX 11.1 or 11.2. Everyone is waiting for DirectX 12 whose Software level API side changes and improvements will come to DirectX 11 supported GPU. So you can pull the trigger or you can wait for 8 series till November which will be on 20 nm although ignore it since even I wouldn't wait that much.

 

EDIT: Xbox One supports DirectX 11.2 out of the box.

EDIT #2: Whats about your Power Supply (PSU)? Can you provide information and providing CPU information would also be nice to see whether it could be any bottleneck or not?

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Ok thanks man! In this case I will get a GTX 770. As I said I don't play so often and the only game I play doesn't require a great graphic card. I use sometimes as I said Flash, InDesign, etc that's it (hobby) which I think would be enough for my work. All my real work is with putty lol

 

Edit: This is the one I am going to get

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Ok thanks man! In this case I will get a GTX 770. As I said I don't play so often and the only game I play doesn't require a great graphic card. I use sometimes as I said Flash, InDesign, etc that's it (hobby) which I think would be enough for my work. All my real work is with putty lol

 

Edit: This is the one I am going to get

 

No issue in it at all... If your PSU can handle it. You are ready to go and pull the trigger... :)

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No issue in it at all... If your PSU can handle it. You are ready to go and pull the trigger... :)

Oh yea, it can handle 3 of these I think. Corsair 1000W. :)

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Oh yea, it can handle 3 of these I think. Corsair 1000W. :)

 

Brilliant, better than mine (Xigmatek 800W). Good to go... :)

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Thanks for the help buddy, appreciate it. :)

 

I have ordered it and I will probably get it tomorrow.

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Thanks for the help buddy, appreciate it. :)

 

I have ordered it and I will probably get it tomorrow.

 

Mention not, glad I would be any use to community. Enjoy!!!

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Most nvidia cards have 2 DVI and a HDMI output, most monitors have both DVI and HDMI, simple solution :P

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Most nvidia cards have 2 DVI and a HDMI output, most monitors have both DVI and HDMI, simple solution :p

Yeah, that would have been very simple if my card had HDMI. It only have two DVI, that was the problem. ;)

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