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Cheap video card for dual monitor office build.

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I know my high end cards well, but I have no idea what is good or bad in low end video cards. I need to run 2 1080p monitors for general office accounting work. Any suggestions?
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Pretty much anything with dual outputs. I have a Radeon HD 3450 on my office pc for dual monitor output, it has 256mb of ram.

I would just look at the really cheap entry level cards, pci-e of course. should only be like 40 bucks.

I use a 2nd monitor to my right for e-mail almost exclusively, works great.
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Radeon 6450/GT 520 is all you need for office dual monitor. Some modern iGPU also supports dual monitor now.
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Second on that GT520/Radeon 6450 suggestion.

Anyone know if Llano supports dual monitors?
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Originally Posted by rjc34 View Post

Second on that GT520/Radeon 6450 suggestion.
Anyone know if Llano supports dual monitors?

yep llano supports dual monitor

if you want multimonitor support for office work. I recommend getting cheap amd cards. they support more than 3 monitors compared to nvidia cards that can only do 2 monitors even the higher end cards
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