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Can this gtx 460 power all 3 displays I need to get working on it at once

I need to run a apple cinema display, a 120h benq and a old LG monitor.

Just a question of it will work, if not can you suggest a decent video card for my sigirg?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814500174
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It will work, given enough active display port adapters, and it will run flat out the whole time running 3 such different displays at once.
Assuming you won't run them all at 1280x1024 of course...

Honestly, no one card will run all 3 of those at native res without sounding like a hair dryer.
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It will work, given enough active display port adapters, and it will run flat out the whole time running 3 such different displays at once.
Assuming you won't run them all at 1280x1024 of course...

Honestly, no one card will run all 3 of those at native res without sounding like a hair dryer.
Airplane or not, will this even work for native res'?
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Can this gtx 460 power all 3 displays I need to get working on it at once

I need to run a apple cinema display, a 120h benq and a old LG monitor.

Just a question of it will work, if not can you suggest a decent video card for my sigirg?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814500174
It will work with 4 independent monitors, with limitations to the resolution as stated in the spec (see pic below). Eg if your ACP takes up the DVI with 2560x1600, then you will only have 1600x1200 left for your other 2 monitors.

So, you need to make sure your 3 monitors fit within both the resolutions and the connection types (DVI, DPs).
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It will work with 4 independent monitors, with limitations to the resolution as stated in the spec (see pic below). Eg if your ACP takes up the DVI with 2560x1600, then you will only have 1600x1200 left for your other 2 monitors.

So, you need to make sure your 3 monitors fit within both the resolutions and the connection types (DVI, DPs).
darn, what other video cards will run the acd native?
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darn, what other video cards will run the acd native?
You can get the 5870 eyefinity 6 version. It has 6 display port outputs and support full resolutions on all of them.

I guess you don't play to run any 3D heavy programs/games on it, so it should be fine.
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Seriously, just get another 460. It'll save you a lot of grief

And buy from ncix, they're cheaper.
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Honestly, no one card will run all 3 of those at native res without sounding like a hair dryer.
actually my 5770 i had ran 5040*1050 pretty well. obviously that's not enough card to game at that res but for everything else i did it wasn't bad, when the drivers cooperated that is. it ranged from idle 46C to full load temps 80C+, fan was never audible over haf932 stock fans(case on floor under desk).

op it will work but don't expect the world.....
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No Nvidia card can NATIVELY run more than two monitors at the same time, I'm sure that DP adaptors do work but I don't know if its worth it from a cost perspective (active adapters ran quite a pretty penny the last time I checked).

Running any reasonable number of independent displays with no 3D applications on any of them is not really a strain on any modern graphics card.
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