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Can I run 3 monitors simultaneously on  1 graphics card?

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I have a Radeon HD6670 graphics card (with 1gb GDDR5 dedicated memory) on my hp h81117cb pc.  It has 2 HDMI and 1 DVI ports.  Can I run 3 monitors simultaneously, or do I need to buy another video card?
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The specifications suggest it can run 3 monitors: 1 dual link, 1 HDMI, and 1 display. So I think you are OK.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/product_index.aspx?pid=1169&lid=1

There was more than one link about this card, but I could only find the one technical specification link.
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by:garycase
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The HD6670 supports "Eyefinity" ... so yes, it can support 3 displays, as long as you have the appropriate outputs, which should be one DVI, one HDMI, and one DisplayPort output.   Unless your monitor supports DisplayPort, you'll also need to be sure you use an Active DisplayPort adapter, as the passive adapters don't work with Eyefinity.

You indicated you have one DVI and two HDMI outputs -- but I suspect one of those HDMI outputs is in fact a DisplayPort ... look very carefully, as the connectors are slightly different.
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Yes your video card actually supports up to 4 displays according to its specifications. As gary has mentioned above, please check that the port is indeed a DisplayPort and not a HDMI port. If it is indeed a DisplayPort then your card supports the new DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport technology which will allow you to have up to 6 displays connected via a MST enabled hub.

According to the specs of the H8-1117CB though, you should have 1x DVI, 1x HDMI and 1x Display Port. If this is the case you can just buy DisplayPort and HDMI adapters to DVI/VGA if your monitors don't have HDMI or DisplayPort inputs.
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@sgw  - Can you please respond?  The answers are all the same.
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