I'm looking to invest in a new PC for working from home, but am not really sure what would be best for my quite specific needs.
Basically I need to run 4 monitors at once (1 monitor showing video feed from the net, 1 showing video feed from a sling box hooked up to my TV, and two showing general programs and work stuff).
I'm looking to spend as little as humanly possible :) So really I guess I'm looking for a graphics card that can handle the 4 monitors and video streaming, but as I will never play computer games with it, I do not need it to be hugeley overkill.
Also not really sure what I would need in the way of processing power. For my work I am relying on a program showing me updated numbers (Taken from the web) updating every 100 milliseconds.
The matrox mentioned above appears to use an adapter which may only allow 4 screens with the same pic on each screen. Can you not look at using two cards with 2 outlets on each for large desktop?These type of cards are cheaper than £337! I use two&three screen set up and like a bit more than 512 div by screens(4=128) - I use circa 800 per screen. Look for two cards each with 2 outlets that match with what you want the outlets for (TV-DVI-Ana-etc) and 512 min on each card.
As I am the odd one out re mem I will agree to disagree! You do not need to have two cards with the same type of slot.You can for example have a PCIE and a PCI card providing they are compatible. Also you MAY be happy today with 128 but what will a few mths down the line bring.Mem is so cheap. I did a quick look and a PCIE and a PCI with 512 on each cost a total for the two £100 (one hundred pounds).The two cards may also have more choice of outlets - but you can do that work/looking by using your friend Google. Out of interest Diesse do you use multi screens? I find that they get used for things i never thought of because i have such a vast expanse of desk top. Ourosoad - you can see there is no hard and fast idea - let us know what you decide.