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I once saw a cable splitter that came with a video card, and this card could feed 2 monitors with independent images with a single output connector (plus the special splitter). But the output was DVI.

I wonder if I could do the same thing with a VGA video card. If I have a standard video card with VGA output, there is any way to feed 2 monitors with independent images?

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Also see this question:… – sblair Feb 23 '10 at 13:52
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You'll need either two cards, or a card with support of multiple monitors either with multiple connectors or a proprietary connector and an octopus cable splitting the multiple streams out from that.

the basic VGA connector only supports a single video stream.

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+1 very after the fact because I've never heard them called 'octopus cables'. – Shinrai Jun 23 '11 at 20:28

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