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norwegian
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Re: video cards with 4 outputs

This suggests a card can run 4 screens - 6870, 6970:
»www.amd.com/us/products/technolo···-up.aspx

»www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/···w.aspx#2
»www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/DESKTOP/···iew.aspx

Both list specs but the 6970 has this specifically:

AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
Native support for up to 4 simultaneous displays
Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
Display grouping
Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display

Setup guide (pdf)

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aurgathor

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As I've already mentioned, high end cards are out of question:
a) I don't do any gaming -- so the extra horse power would get wasted
b) I don't want to pay the extra for a high-end video cards
c) I don't want to pay for the extra electricity either
d) the PC has only one 6 pin connector (though I could probably use a Y-adapter)
e) the PS could be borderline for high-end cards
For the above reasons, 7770 or a comparable card is the absolute max, and the most preferred configuration would be: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DP.
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n_w95482
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Just as an FYI, newer cards sip power when idle, even the high-end ones. I had around a 70-80w decrease in idle power usage when upgrading from my Radeon HD4870 to my 6970, and the 7750 and up use even less when on extended idle. I know it doesn't help with your situation much, but I just wanted to throw that out there for others .
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norwegian
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Seems a lot of them are out of stock.

These did pop up, however I'm not sure on the Galaxy item, it doesn't sound 4 monitor, but 2 extended monitor design. The bottom is a vga card. Didn't think all the cards I'd seen of late would be out of stock....timing I guess.

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14129172
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14162083
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14139055

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···4139037R

On another note, wouldn't just supplementation with an Active DisplayPort Adapter get you on all 4 ports of 50% cards without looking over my unusual list?
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norwegian
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said by aurgathor:

.......and the most preferred configuration would be: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DP.

For all of the cards with this configuration they were either too expensive, had 2 power plug needs or were out of stock.

Sorry I could not find 1 card in stock of this configuration that suited your needs. This close to Xmas, I'm surprised at the "All out of stock" for the type of cards you are after.
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