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Cheapest gfx for two dual-link DVI (2560x1440)

post #1 of 11
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Hi,

My friend wants two lovey Catleap monitors with DVI only for office use and just want the cheapest graphic card to drive them. He never plays any games.

I was looking at this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500261
but the last reviewer states it does not work with 2xdual link.

Is a GeForce 650 the lowest i can get for him?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by DrRetina - 6/7/13 at 9:18am
post #2 of 11
You need to get a card that has 2 DVI dual link. Or 1 DVI dual link and display port.

Ill look right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600050349&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
Edited by Quesoblanco - 6/7/13 at 9:23am
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Thanks, but I will need an active display port to dual link DVI adapter to use the DP right?
post #4 of 11
If you don't want an adapter, have a look at Sapphire flex cards
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I can confirm that a 6670 will run 1440p

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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdc122 View Post

If you don't want an adapter, have a look at Sapphire flex cards
Avoid Flex cards for your purpose. Flex cards do not provide 2x DL-DVI ports - they are SL-DVI conversions, not DL-DVI (they only have a single DL-DVI).

To be honest, I'd get DisplayPort monitors. True, they're more expensive, but you'd have to pay extra for the 2x DL-DVI video card in the first place, and they're more functional (scalar, OSD, multi-input) and also more extensible (compability with future standard DP, as opposed to locked into an obsolencent standard (DVI)), and can be used with a laptop too if need be.

Edit:
Or get 2x reallllly cheap graphics cards, like 2x HD 5450/6450/7450.
Edited by kevinsbane - 6/7/13 at 9:51am
post #7 of 11
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Yeah, the problem is I'm looking at the two screens now.

I'm still not sure I understand why there are so many DP + dual link DVI cards and so few 2 x dual link DVI cards out there, if the chip supports both.
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Yeah, the problem is I'm looking at the two screens now.

I'm still not sure I understand why there are so many DP + dual link DVI cards and so few 2 x dual link DVI cards out there, if the chip supports both.

Because eventually dp will replace dvi like dvi replaced vga. It's a conversion period if you will. Eventually in the future there will be cards with no dvi. Now how long that will take remains to be known.
post #9 of 11
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Thanks!

How about this one, http://us.msi.com/product/vga/N210-512D2.html

It's $30 on Amazon.
post #10 of 11
My GTX 460 does the trick, just throwing that out there.
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