I have just bought a second Dell U2711 monitor to use with a windows 7 based PC.
i didn't really do the research on PCI graphics Cards before I bought it and am now trying to find a reasonably priced dual head card that will give me the maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 for both monitors.
I guess I'm after a twin DVI card.
I am using this for music applications(cubase & ableton) where I have many 'plug ins' and effects/mixers all open at the same time - i dont need gaming spec performance.
can anyone recommend something?
Are you saying that your current video card cannot do dual monitors?
(Liaison for Desktops, Alienware, Monitors)#IWork4DellQuick link for Manuals and DriversProSupport Plus for PCs and Tablets
thanks for the reply.
my current card does support dual monitors - just not both at maximum u2711 resolution of 2560 x 1440.
there are obviously high spec cards that do - i just don't want to spend a lot of money un-necessarily when I don't need gaming cards.
List all of the slots on the motherboard. Also, we need to know the power supply wattage.
I would want a motherboard with one PCIe x16 slot and at least a 600w power supply.
I have exactly the same situation; one PC + 1 x U2711 but want to add a second one. Did you get any favourable responses?
it has been a struggle but i found a solution in the end.
i tried an Nvidea GTS 450 which was meant to have 2 x DVI outputs at the correct resolution - but could not get 2560x1440 through an HDMI 1.4 cable.
so i scrapped that and went down the Display Port route.
the card I found is an Nvidea Quadro NVS 295. Has only 2 x Display Port outputs - is tiny PCI Express - fanless and works perfectly with my music software - i have tons of different plug ins running simultaneously without any issues. if your not gaming id recommend this.
hope this help