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post #11 of 22
Nvidia cards can only handle 2 monitors, you'd need to SLI to get 3 montiors. ATI / AMD cards in the 5 / 6 series can handle 3 cards.
post #12 of 22
AMD 5XXX cards require an active displayport to DVI. ~$75 to ~$110.

What is your budget, and what is the use (gaming, movies, office work)?
post #13 of 22
a friend of mine uses a 5770 for 3 but he does not game and says it is fine
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post #14 of 22
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AMD 5XXX cards require an active displayport to DVI. ~$75 to ~$110.

What is your budget, and what is the use (gaming, movies, office work)?
75 bucks!!?!?
I'm using my 15$ sapphire as we speak.
    
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post #15 of 22
it hurts to say this but he should go AMD. nvidia is better for single monitor unless u have a multiple gpu setup.
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post #16 of 22
might want to look at a 6850.
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He is just going to do officework/television on the 3 monitor setup. I am going to get my friends 5770 for him when he upgrades to an nvidia 500 series.

What adapter does he need to run 3 monitors?
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75 bucks!!?!?
I'm using my 15$ sapphire as we speak.
As am I.

1920 x 1200 on the sapphire DP -> VGA adapter no problems once so ever.
    
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Nvidia cards can only handle 2 monitors, you'd need to SLI to get 3 montiors.


not entirely true. im using my gtx260 for my primary monitor and a 7300gs for my surround monitors... no sli.
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displayport to dvi.
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