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post #1 of 15
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Does anyone have experience of know if an EVGA GTX 470 can power three Dell 24" UltraSharp monitors? The configuration will be two in DVI, and one in HDMI. Thanks for any assistance!

Also, what additional cables would I need besides a standard HDMI cable and two DVI-D cables?
post #2 of 15
I am pretty sure that Nvidia cards can only handle two monitors each and that you would need a second card for the third monitor.
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yes col musstard is correct u need a 2nd card for 3 monitors. although it has 3 monitor ports on back. welcome to sli club
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post #4 of 15
Exactly what was posted above.
    
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Thanks for the input. Guess I'll be ordering a GTX 570!
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You can't SLI a 470 with a 570.

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Originally Posted by hot120 View Post
Thanks for the input. Guess I'll be ordering a GTX 570!
Still only works with 2 monitors. You either need to go SLI or buy a nvidia card with dual gpu such as the GTX 590 when it comes out for the GTX 460 2WIN from evga.
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post #8 of 15
From what I understand, you generally need two nvidia cards in order to run triple-monitor setups; even though there are three connectors, you can only use two of them at any time.
post #9 of 15
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Word! I am not looking to SLI. I am going to run two monitors off the 470, and the center monitor off the 570.

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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
You can't SLI a 470 with a 570.

*facepalm*
post #10 of 15
just buy another 470... Its cheaper.
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