Dual Monitor support on ATI 5770

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Vanquished, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hey guys, I know the card supports dual monitors or more actually. But I was wondering if anybody could tell me if it works across mediums. I currently have a 17inch 4:3 display as my monitor, its old and uses VGA technology. I was wondering if I got a new monitor, say a 20 inch widescreen that uses HDMI would I be able to do dual monitors? I had always thought so, but my friend bought a new card and he said something didn't work right when using only 1 hdmi monitor. I got a feeling the answer is yes it will work but if you guys could confirm it, that would be great before I go spend some money on a nice monitor.

    My drive for two monitors by the way... I want to have the controls in Flight Simulator on the 4:3 screen whilst the flying view is on the 20 inch screen. Flight simulator on the one monitor kinda really sucks when you have to look away from the window to start your engines, or look at radar.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work. I had a 17" CRT and a 19" DVI on an old 1650. HDMI is just DVI+Audio.
     
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    as long as the dvi ports are div-i (digital and analogue signal) you should be fine, if they are DVI-D or HDMI you won't run an analogue VGA device off of it.
     
  4. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hmm, it doesn't say online, oh well. The monitor I got doesn't have HDMI it has DVI and VGA so Probably good anyways right?
     
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    as long as the monitor was made in the ast 5 years it'll work off the DVI port unless it was a cheapy.
     
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    1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI

    You'll be fine :)
     
  8. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Gotcha, bought one on amazon, so it should be all good. Thanks for the help!