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    Graphics card for two monitors


    Ive been looking around lately for a graphics card capable of running two monitors at the same time but I dont know what one to go for.

    Any of you got any recommendations?

    It needs to be a minimum of 64MB

    Thanks
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    The geforce pci express cards are pretty decent.
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    Pythondev:

    First off, How much are you looking to spend?
    And, What are you going to be using the system for?
    You might try a google search on dual head or dual head video card

    Most you will find are:


    • nVidia
    • ATI
    • Matrox
    Those are the major brands, and most popular.
    However, the Matrox, as far as I know, only comes in 16MB or 32MB. I have a 32MB Matrox 450G on a Linux Dev pc and it works just fine. But the only thing I do is circuit design, and code on that particular machine.

    The nVidia cards are the "Top Dogs" IMHO. I've had way too many problems with ATI, and their lack of support is just silly. (personal exp only, so don't rely completely on my word)
    I'll never use another ATI card again as long as I live... which makes owning a laptop difficult

    However, there is also another card manufacturer that you may want to check out: http://www.3dlabs.com/?
    They make a card called Wildcat and it's actually a damn nice card. They have Dual-Heads, Tri-Heads, and I believe they even have a Quad-Head buried on their site somewhere. Their performance is pretty good as well.

    A note on the Major brands:
    I've discovered problems with certain brands of vNidia cards - AOpen, PNY have personal problems with their chipsets which make then act very strange with certain motherboards. So watch out for those, and make sure to check the compatability issues b4 purchasing.

    HtH

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    My spending limit is about 150 ($300)

    I will mainly use it for webdesign and php coding but I also need it to be able to handle a bit of flash animation too... Im not sure how demanding this stuff is.

    i think that 3nmb would be fine... how much would a 32mb matrox card be... also can you recommend an exact model
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    The model I use in my 'ol machine is:
    Matrox 450G or G450... something like that. (I'm currently out at sea, so I can't recall exactly...)
    But, you can check here: http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/mill_g450/home.cfm
    Look under the Buy Matrox tab, and there should be listings for:

    • USA
    • Europe
    • Canada
    • Asia
    • ...

    Not sure what the going price is currently, but those sites should tell you where you can buy them locally, which in turn should give you a price listing.

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    Ive been browsing over the matrox sites and found the following. Is this any good and would you recommend it for what I need it for...Its 64MB aswell

    http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/mill_pseries/p750.cfm
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    That particular card is more than adequate for what you need.
    If it's in your price range, get it.

    I didnt' know Matrox had a tri-head... I might have to upgrade mine now!

    And I'm interested to see how their tri compares to the wilcat tri.
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    If your after a fairly cheap card, a Radeon 9200/9250 from a company like Gigabyte will do. You can combine this with another similar card on PCI and you can have 4 monitors
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    ok. in that case I will get a matrox p750.. Since that can handle three motniors that what ill do.. use three

    one 17" and a 15" on each side of it.

    Now the next questions is monitors.. Where can I get some good but cheap monitors from? Prefferably tft/lcd
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    try: tigerdirect.com
    They usually have some pretty descent stuff.
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    yeah Ive alreday looked at that site

    some of their stuff looks quite good at a decent price
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    I buy a ton of stuff from tigerdirect, they charge a bit much for shipping but usually the deals outweigh that. I highly recommend. I think I've probably purchased the equivalent of 2 PC's worth of parts from them.
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    Ya, I agree.

    Also worth noting, is they have excellent delivery turn-around. At least on my orders they did. I've often received my parts the next day... and that's just normal UPS ground too!

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