I have a Dell OptiPlex 960 with a dual-head ATI Radeon HD 4670 card (powering two monitors) installed in the PCIe x16 slot. I'm wanting to add a third monitor to my setup, and I'm aware that using the on-board graphics card is not an option. I have three slots that aren't being used: PCIe x1 and two PCI slots. With that being said, what are some options that will allow a third monitor? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

FYI: I am running Windows 7 64-bit.

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    This has been asked a few times. Here is a link containing superuser search options. – opsin Jan 24 '12 at 3:55
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    Why do you think using the on-board graphics is not an option? Windows 7 officially supports multiple monitors on different graphics cards with different drivers. – David Schwartz Jan 24 '12 at 5:43

You could get another radeon gfx card. If you want to do crossfire, you want a similarly specced card, but if they're separate you may or may not run into problems. Never tried the latter before.

EDIT: You probably want a PCIe x16, but if you don't have an extra sitting in there, you should go with USB video like the other guy said.


USB Video is the way to go. There are dozens of USB video card solutions, most support HD, etc.

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