Decent low profile card for dual DVI?

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by mashie, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. mashie

    mashie Mawd Gawd

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    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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    Raudulfr 2[H]4U

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  3. mashie

    mashie Mawd Gawd

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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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    ShuttleMunky Limp Gawd

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    There should be no difference in terms of supported resolution when adaptors are used as far as i know.
     
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    David_CAN Limp Gawd

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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.
     
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    Well, the Sapphire card apparently has HDMI 1.4. The specifications list "HDMI (with 3D)" and AFAIK only version 1.4 supports 3D.
     
  7. mashie

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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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