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I have a GT640, and I have a 1920x1200 monitor. If I get two more of these monitors, will I be able to use them all at once for desktop work? I don't play any games -- this is strictly for 2D desktop work.

Or would I need 1080p monitors instead?
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1080p because last i checked hdmi is only 1080p 

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1080p because last i checked hdmi is only 1080p 

That's not really correct. He can use any monitors that match the output of his video card, VGA, DVI or HDMI (or any combination of VGA and DVI for two monitors).

Some video cards (depends on the manufacturer) won't do HDMI with VGA or DVI at the same time (ie HDMI, then no VGA or DVI).
If his GTX 640 supports VGA and or DVI he, for sure, can run two monitors (each in 1920 x 1200). The problem, as I said above is that some cards won't support the other outputs if an HDMI monitor is connected to the HDMI output from the card to get you to three monitors. If that indeed does work, then he'd need two monitors that were VGA/DVI (depending on which type(s) his card supports) and one that was HDMI.
Edited by billbartuska - 3/21/13 at 1:12pm
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1080p because last i checked hdmi is only 1080p 

I currently have it monitor connected with an HDMI cable with 1920x1200 confused.gif

HDMI is electrically the same as DVI, which is why you don't even need an active adapter to convert between the two.
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This is my exact video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121706

Specifications per Nvidia:
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt640/specifications

I can't find anything that specifically indicates whether I can use three monitors in Surround at 1920x1200 each. I thought I had read somewhere that Surround was limited to 1080P per monitor, but I feel like that can't be right...

Does anybody know for sure?
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well then.. looks like im kinda out of date on outputs... time to spend the next week researching...

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If you're already getting 1920x1200 through the HDMI port then you should have no trouble running the same through the other ports simultaneously. Although the GT 630/620/610 based on the older architecture will only support 2 of the 3 outputs simultaneously, this should not be a problem with any Kepler based card (GT 640 and up). No GT 640 that I'm aware of supports less than 3 displays, and your specific model states that it supports 4 on TigerDirect so you should be set.
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