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Sub £100 Dual Head Graphics Card For Running 2 Screens

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Hi all im after a Dual head graphics card sub £100 that can give me 2 screen outputs. The connections they will be running are VGA but DVI adapter to VGA can be used.

Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks :rolleyes:
 
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I've installed dozens of Radion HD4350s for clients, they're cheap as chips. 1 DVI and one VGA. Afaik they're only available in PCIe

Edit: I'm assuming gaming isn't a priority! The ones I've used are Gigabyte models, can be had for sub £30
 
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I have a 9400 at work, it has 1GB ram which helps with lots of Windows open and cost £40. Does light gaming without needing extra power too.
 
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Hi there, may I ask what you will be doing with the machines? Anything graphics intensive or can make use of GPGPU power?

If not and you just need a cheap display card, then the suggestions above are great. I would personally suggest this HD 5450: it costs £38, can output to up to three screens (so long as one is via the displayport adapter), uses passive cooling so it's silent and is uses hardly any power.
 
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Hi there, may I ask what you will be doing with the machines? Anything graphics intensive or can make use of GPGPU power?

If not and you just need a cheap display card, then the suggestions above are great. I would personally suggest this HD 5450: it costs £38, can output to up to three screens (so long as one is via the displayport adapter), uses passive cooling so it's silent and is uses hardly any power.

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Depending on what you're doing, you can get a cheaper card. I would wait for next month's 6000 series... ;)
 
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If you don't care about performance, the gainward 9500GTs come with 2 DVIs and an HDMI socket. Their also passively cooled and use very little power :)
 
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I really don't think it does.

I think it does, I got sick of the 256MB card that came with the Dell originally because it was *constantly* stuck in repainting windows. You could see it going scanline by scanline. Maybe you only notice it at 3300x1050 resolution.

Edit: 1GB is way overkill, but that's what they had in the little computer store near my office when I got frustrated with the crap card supplied and put a new one on expenses :) FWIW the old card was an ATI x1300 or something.
 
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