Using Windows 7 machine. I already have two lcd monitors both with DVI connector and I have my computer setup with dual monitors using an NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 card that has a DMS-59 connector and it works with an adapter cable.

Now I'm thinking about replacing my existing card with this one: SAPPHIRE 100297-2L Radeon HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102946

Does this card support dual monitors? And if so, do I need some adapter? Which one?


I can confirm that this card works with two monitors. I have one hooked up via DVI and the other hooked up via the DisplayPort with a DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter.

In fact, although I haven't test it, I think it's supposed to support 3 monitors as long as one of them supports DisplayPort either directly or via an approved adapter.

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From ComputerLovers' article on using dual monitor graphics cards, they RECOMMEND Radeon HD 5830 as a great card for dual monitor support. Based on this article and the fact that most modern cards support dual monitors, I think it can safely be assumed that you will be able to use Dual monitors.

  • Thanks but look at the ports: newegg.com/Product/… does it need an adapter? – User Jul 18 '11 at 1:58
  • You can use the DVI port, then get an HDMI to DVI adapter. – Simon Sheehan Jul 18 '11 at 2:50
  • Is there a particular HDMI to DVI adapter that I need? I just have a regular LCD monitor with DVI input. There are so many variations of ports now VGA, HDMI, DVI (multiple versions), and DisplayPort that it's a little confusing. I tried connecting my second monitor using a DisplayPort to DVI adapter but it's not working. – User Jul 20 '11 at 7:08
  • Unfortunately I dont have that knowledge. You could drop by the chat room and ask. chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/118/root-access – Simon Sheehan Jul 20 '11 at 13:56

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