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    Which PCI-e cards support dual DVI?

    Still deciding what graphics platform to get for my new rig (A64 and most likely K8N NF4 mobo).

    I'm now going more towards a single very high end gfx card like the X850XT and don't think I can really justify dual 6800GT in SLI.

    I gather the X850 uniwise card is dual DVI and TIVO (which is something else I'd like but can live without). But at £370, it's rather pricey.

    I know XFX cards are dual DVI, but they're only nVidia based ones.

    Question is, which cards support dual DVI outputs, as I plan on getting a couple of really nice TFT screens which will run in DVI.

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    Bump

    Doing some more reading, looks like an X800LE is a "wise" choice, offering a lot of bang for your buck.

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    Asus Extreme X800XTPE[PCI-E] has dual DVI outputs and mine will be available in a few days time, so if I can get my post count up it'll be in for sale section
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    Arrrrrgh

    Well, I don't know what you all think but I find whether a card has vga & dvi or dual dvi is a MAJOR point. Sooo many manufacturers boast about 16 lanes / pipelines, etc on PCI-E and all that but that's common across the same type of card (say a X800XL).

    What I want to know is whether your card has two dvi outputs or not, goddamnit. Can you feel my fustration here?

    Then you get cards like Sapphire's X800XL Ultimate which is rather nice as it boasts its reduced noise qualities. You look up their pfd brochure and it clearly mentions Dual DVI. You then look at the card and see a 15pin d-sub vga connector.

    I mean FFS get your marketing right guys!

    Oh and what's this thing with Aliens? Does it actually work in marketing? Maybe some kids will spend £200+ on a graphics card if it has an alien drawn on the box, but I want to take advantage of my two 20" LCD displays in dvi-clarity!

    Rant over

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    My X850XTPE from here has dual DVI

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    The XFX 6600gt Dual-Dvi as you can guess by the name has dual dvi, of you stick two in, but not in sli mode you can have four moniors.

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    TBH, I was thinking more of an X800XL for maximum bang for buck.

    But I know the XFX cards have dual dvi and they are rather nice clockers too. But for what I play, I think I'd be better off with an X800XL which would be quicker than a 6600GT and cheaper than an 6800GT / X850

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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...CI_Series.html

    Asus and Powercolor vivo have dual dvi. Also HIS IceQ vivo with the srubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishy fan if you can find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...CI_Series.html

    Asus and Powercolor vivo have dual dvi. Also HIS IceQ vivo with the srubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishy fan if you can find one.
    Yeah, I may well end up picking one up from them.

    It just fustrates me that even today, 75% of all cards are still VGA / DVI. You can always get a DVI to VGA adaptor - hell, even XFX supply TWO with their 6x00GT cards - but you can't go VGA to DVI. So IMHO, there's no reason not to have dual DVI. I would have thought that a decent DAC implemented on the card actually costs more than a DVI to VGA adaptor

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    DVI-VGA adaptors, at least the ones I have seen, suck utterly. I get fuzzy text with ghosting at resolutions above 1024. It might be OK for a small monitor but not for anything decent. And you can always buy a cheap 2nd card for dual DVI.

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    my gigabyte 6800gt is dual dvi

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnightWhoSaysNi
    DVI-VGA adaptors, at least the ones I have seen, suck utterly. I get fuzzy text with ghosting at resolutions above 1024. It might be OK for a small monitor but not for anything decent. And you can always buy a cheap 2nd card for dual DVI.
    I use the two that came with my XFX 6660gt, with my Dimond Pro 920 CRT and its fine, at 1200 X 1600... Must be your card / monitor, that or there really really bad adaptors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trippledence
    I use the two that came with my XFX 6660gt, with my Dimond Pro 920 CRT and its fine, at 1200 X 1600... Must be your card / monitor, that or there really really bad adaptors.
    I'd tend to agree. Last PC I built had an XFX 6600GT with dual DVI outputs. He has that very nice Iiyama monitor and it's fine all the way up to silly resolutions...

    And you can always buy a cheap 2nd card for dual DVI.
    I can't use a "cheap" dual dvi card if it's to play HL2 on

    I stand by what I said

    Healthy debate though

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfboy
    It just fustrates me that even today, 75% of all cards are still VGA / DVI. You can always get a DVI to VGA adaptor - hell, even XFX supply TWO with their 6x00GT cards - but you can't go VGA to DVI. So IMHO, there's no reason not to have dual DVI. I would have thought that a decent DAC implemented on the card actually costs more than a DVI to VGA adaptor
    You still need a DAC for DVI to VGA. The port on the back of a card is DVI-I. It is both a digital connector (that you connect to a DVI-D monitor) and an analog connector (that you connect to a DVI-A or VGA monitor). The analog signal has to come from the DAC. The DVI to VGA connector you get just connects the DVI-A pins the to VGA pins, it does no conversion at all. So it's actually more expensive to have DVI than VGA.
    As for quality - the quality of a DVI to VGA converted signal will be identical to that of a native VGA connector unless your adapter is faulty.

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    Digging this old thread up again

    Now in need of a cheap dual DVI ATI-based PCI-E card.

    No need for high performance whatseover, just need to connect three flat panels in a Shuttle SN20G5 and I really want to get surroundview working nicely.

    Do I have to go up to an X800 ? Why can't you get a cheap dual-dvi card

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    xfx make a dual-dvi 6600gt

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