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plk
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[crt/lcd] want 3840 resolution for dual 27" monitors

currently running a 30in (2560x1600) monitor and thinking about upgrading to dual 27" monitors. The max for my video card.

Question: If I run two cards does double my resolution?
Or do I have to buy a card made to handle it?

system asus revolution 1366 corei7

evga 275 video


Krisnatharok
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If you want to extend the desktops, it will double the horizontal resolution.

I'd seriously consider a new GPU.


aurgathor

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Re: [crt/lcd] want 3840 resolution for dual 27" monitors

Any reasonable recent, midrange or better card should be able to handle two 1920x1200 (or 1080) displays.
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plk
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many list the max resolution as 2560x**** I want 3840x**** resolution.
I was one desktop across both monitors.


psafux
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If your video card supports 'Extended Desktop' then yes that's basically the same thing. Both monitors run at 1920x1080 (assuming the monitors & cables support it) leaving you with a total dual-screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 (1920x1080 x 2).

Shootist
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said by psafux:

If your video card supports 'Extended Desktop' then yes that's basically the same thing. Both monitors run at 1920x1080 (assuming the monitors & cables support it) leaving you with a total dual-screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 (1920x1080 x 2).

Actually that would be 3840x1080. The vertical res doesn't change.
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Octavean
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I don't know that I would call this an upgrade though,.....

What was your intention or intended use for making the switch from a 30" 2560x1600 display to dual 27" 1920x1080,......?

Did you consider buying another 30" 2560x1600 monitor and possibly adding another video card to drive it,.....?

I have a triple 27" 1920x1080 setup (5760x1080) driven by an HD 6870 video card that I like just fine and I have two 2560x1440 monitors on different systems (GTX 260 / 8800GTS).

Some people would call the move you are suggesting a downgrade. Just curious as to what you are trying to accomplish.


psafux
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said by Shootist:

Actually that would be 3840x1080. The vertical res doesn't change.

Aye - my bad.
If that's the only thing to nitpick in my short oratory I did well.
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plk
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Running a gforce gtx 260 card
This current 30 in monitor is the gateway xhd3000 model with all the problems those monitors had. It has had the card replaced but headed down hill again. So I would actually need to buy 2 to stay with the 2560x1600. about 2 grand.

I watch tv via homerun prime on the system so I dont want to give up and space. This is why I was going to go with 2 27in monitors. I would gain some space in width.

I like the 3 27in monitor idea.......I'd have to buy 6 tho...... the better hafe would want it too.


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said by plk:

many list the max resolution as 2560x**** I want 3840x**** resolution.
I was one desktop across both monitors.

That limit usually applies to a single monitor, but pretty much all cards in the last couple of years have 2 or more outputs. I'm not particularly familiar with NVIDIA cards, but a good portion of ATI/AMD based cards can usually handle at least 3, but sometimes 4 or more displays. NVIDIA cards shouldn't be far behind. More info on ATI/AMD cards can be found in the "video cards with 4 outputs" thread, still on the 1st page.
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Octavean
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How much are you looking to spend? The 1920x1080 ASUS monitor models I have are each slightly different but basically look the same:

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···24236103

I have the VE278Q, VE276Q and VK278Q. I spent about ~$300 for each (over time since I didn't buy them all at once) so ~$249.99 isn't bad IMO.

The two 2560x1440 monitors I have are the same model Auria EQ276W 27” IPS and they were about ~$400 each from Microcenter:

»www.microcenter.com/product/3847···_Monitor

A great price for a greate monitor IMO.