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Old 04-08-2012, 06:07 AM
mashie Mawd Gawd, 13.5 Years
 
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Decent low profile card for dual DVI?

I need to drive two DVI 1920x1200 screens using a single card in a low-profile PCIe slot.

What is the fastest card that will fit those limitation?
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:06 AM
Raudulfr 2[H]4U, 9.6 Years
 
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Dual DVI low profile cards are extremely rare.

The "fastest" is the HD 6450, but is dual slot.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102960

If you don't mind using adapters, the HD 6670 is the fastest low profile card available:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102958
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:19 AM
mashie Mawd Gawd, 13.5 Years
 
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Interesting, can you get 1920x1200 out of a HDMI port when you use a HDMI to DVI adaptor?
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:50 AM
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Interesting, can you get 1920x1200 out of a HDMI port when you use a HDMI to DVI adaptor?
There should be no difference in terms of supported resolution when adaptors are used as far as i know.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:36 AM
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Interesting, can you get 1920x1200 out of a HDMI port when you use a HDMI to DVI adaptor?
Yes. For a while I've run a Dell Studio laptop with the HDMI port connected to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor using an HDMI to DVI cable. You can convert from HDMI to DVI without any 'conversion' happening, it's the same signal. Only area of concern I think is if you need dual link DVI (27"+ monitor or 120Hz HD signal). I think it's HDMI 1.3 or better to support dual link DVI modes but I'm not sure, it could be vendor specific.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:59 AM
Raudulfr 2[H]4U, 9.6 Years
 
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Yes. For a while I've run a Dell Studio laptop with the HDMI port connected to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor using an HDMI to DVI cable. You can convert from HDMI to DVI without any 'conversion' happening, it's the same signal. Only area of concern I think is if you need dual link DVI (27"+ monitor or 120Hz HD signal). I think it's HDMI 1.3 or better to support dual link DVI modes but I'm not sure, it could be vendor specific.
Well, the Sapphire card apparently has HDMI 1.4. The specifications list "HDMI (with 3D)" and AFAIK only version 1.4 supports 3D.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:41 AM
mashie Mawd Gawd, 13.5 Years
 
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Thanks, I will go for the 6450 as it will fit and gives me the option to use a third screen if needed.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:10 AM
Raudulfr 2[H]4U, 9.6 Years
 
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Oh wait, that HD 6450 is the DDR3 version which is a lot slower than the GDDR5 version

But then again, the only other LP card with dual DVI and not slow as dirt is expensive (although much faster).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139059
(Dual DVI via DMS-59 connector)
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