GeForce 6800 and 2 monitors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sashe, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Sashe

    Sashe

    Does GeForce 6800 support 2 monitors?
    I did google it and got kinda controversial answers
     
  2. Neodude

    Neodude

    The chipset does, but it won't unless the card has two out puts (i.e DVI or VGA) and two ramdacs. So make sure the card has dual outputs.

    I'm actually running the 6600GT with two displays, so the 6800 should have no problems handling two displays.

    -Neo
     
  3. I have

    nvidia 4200
    nvidia 5300
    nvdia 5600


    ALl works ogod.
     
  4. Sashe

    Sashe

    This card does have 2 outputs, but from what I gathered it can run 1 digital (DVI) and 1 CRT (VGA) monitors.
    I ordered 2 20" Dells and wondering if I'll have to add the second card
     
  5. Schaefer

    Schaefer

  6. Some [and maybe all] 6800's have dual DVI ports. Just look at yours. If they are both the same (white), you have dual DVI. If one is blue and one white, you have VGA + DVI. Dual DVI would be best on 20" as their native resolution is 1600x1200.
     
  7. Neodude

    Neodude

    If the DELL LCDs have both DVI and VGA inputs you can run one on the DVI output and the other on the VGA. I actually did this with my old card on a pair of 19' Hyndais. There is almost no difference in quality and the analog VGA actually had higher refresh rate (60 vs 70).

    -Neo
     
  8. Sashe

    Sashe

    Thanks everyone, the order has been shipped and I will update on it when I unpack the box:)
     
  9. Sashe

    Sashe

  10. ok

    run this on your analog monitors and tell me difference.

    http://www.techmind.org/lcd/phasexplan.html


    the site comes with explainations.


     
    #10     Feb 14, 2006