Solved

Can I run 3 monitors simultaneously on  1 graphics card?

Posted on 2015-01-02
4
448 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-17
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?
0
Comment
Question by:sgw
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 92

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 166 total points
ID: 40528574
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.
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:garycase
garycase earned 167 total points
ID: 40528617
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.
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
VB ITS earned 167 total points
ID: 40529065
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.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40529073
@sgw  - Can you please respond?  The answers are all the same.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article may be useful for troubleshooting your PC. Power Supply - no lights or fans running If you have no lights or fans running then either you power is bad, turned off (check switch) or the power supply needs to be replaced. That's a r…
How can this article save you time AND money?  In just a few minutes you may discover something you didn't know existed that is easy enough for you to fix yourself!
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now