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Okay, so here's the deal: I've got a GTX580. I really like this thing, and I will not be trading it out for anything anytime soon.

But here's the problem: I'm finally moving out and am consolidating all of my equipment into one house, so I now have 6 monitors. I think you can see where this is going.
I cant just slap a bunch of graphics cards into the system and have them run all the monitors, thanks to my case. It would cause a small fire to start, I'm sure.

So what're my options? I remember seeing a 5750 or something that had 6 mini-dp ports on it? I'm pretty sure I could just get a bunch of passive VGA adapters and use that, if it does indeed exist
Note: So basically I need a card or some solution to drive the extra 4 monitors that my 580 wouldn't already be able to run.
Edited by hglazm - 7/28/11 at 6:25pm
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1 card handling SIX monitors at that resolution... Holy *****...

Hope you find the advice and answer your looking for man, you've got yourself a great idea!
 
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1 card handling SIX monitors at that resolution... Holy *****...

Hope you find the advice and answer your looking for man, you've got yourself a great idea!
Doesn't need to be one card, since the 580 can run two of them itself.
So 4, I guess.
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Okay, so here's the deal: I've got a GTX580. I really like this thing, and I will not be trading it out for anything anytime soon.

But here's the problem: I'm finally moving out and am consolidating all of my equipment into one house, so I now have 6 monitors. I think you can see where this is going.
I cant just slap a bunch of graphics cards into the system and have them run all the monitors, thanks to my case. It would cause a small fire to start, I'm sure.

So what're my options? I remember seeing a 5750 or something that had 6 mini-dp ports on it? I'm pretty sure I could just get a bunch of passive VGA adapters and use that, if it does indeed exist
Note: So basically I need a card or some solution to drive the extra 4 monitors that my 580 wouldn't already be able to run.

Combining the above bolded portions, there is one option:- Matrox Triplehead2Go
Product link:http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/

Your GTX580 can be connected with two of its DVI outputs to two such units. Each unit is then connected to 3 monitors. So, a total of 6 monitors are supported simultaneously.
(Note:-all monitors must run at the same resolution)

Example:-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lppSDVi94Dc

The main disadvantage of this option is the cost. Each DTH2G is about US$350.
http://www.pcmall.com/p/Matrox-Adapt...=pdpUserReview
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get another 2 GTX580s? tri sli rape every game and u get your 6 screens
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Not sure how well these work, but it may be something to look into.
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Are you wanting to game on all 6 monitors? I'm assuming not..if you just want to display them get any ATi 5xxx or 6xxx series card that has 4 ports, which is at 99% if not 100%.

Or just get 2 cheapo, not power hungry or heat producing nVidia cards.

The best option wuold be to add two more 580s but you stated you are unable to do so.
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get the 5870 with 6 outputs...
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Those are horribly expensive nowadays. And it's unnecessary, he only needs 4 ports and it wont be his gaming card.
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GIGABYTE had published a 5870 that has 6 DP outputs, but actually what you need is a card has 6 outputs including DP, they can still work, too.

But if you can find somewhere still sell that GIGABYTE 5870 6DP eyefinity version, just go for it, it's very cheap that worth to buy it now.
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