I am building a new pc. There is a situation I need to handle. Here I am going with the R7 240 2GB DDR3 XFX card which has both HDMI and VGA outs. I have an old monitor HP w15e which has only VGA port. I am going to get a new monitor 1080p which is DELL-SE2216H and has both HDMI and VGA connection.

problem: I will use dell as primary monitor and hp as secondary using "extend display" feature on windows 10. I am thinking of connecting dell using HDMI and hp using VGA. Can i use both HDMI and VGA at the same time to extend the screen?

So on the desktop
HDMI from gfx card-->dell 1080p VGA from gfx card-->hp 720p

how can I be sure before buying the thing?


PS: the parts link https://in.pcpartpicker.com/list/CJgxzM, didn't get exact model for hp w15e so it shows hp w185e

  • The R7 240 has the ability to use both it's ports at the same time though. – Ramhound Aug 31 '17 at 17:17
  • @Ramhound, so in theory, i should be able to use HDMI for Dell and VGA for hp and extend the windows screen and not just clone it? Will I need a GDDR5 card like RX 550 or this one will get the job done? Thanks – Doc Aug 31 '17 at 17:23
  • I will not make any hardware recommendations here at Superuser. Do your research and purchase the hardware that best fits your requirements. – Ramhound Aug 31 '17 at 17:24
  • @Ramhound uhm ok, but how to know what is sufficient? – Doc Aug 31 '17 at 17:25
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    @Ramhound btw wiki shows R7 was released in 2013 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Radeon_Rx_200_series – Doc Aug 31 '17 at 17:31

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