Two screens off of one PCI Express Video card

  Mr. Chips 14:02 07 Nov 2006

Hi there,
I currently have an AGP video card that will run two SVGA flat screens.
I now need to upgrade my motherboard for Pentium Dual core etc..
I wish to keep the two screen capability using PCI Express.
I have looked at the specs on the new video cards, but I can't divine which ones will run two screens.
What should I be looking for please?
I don't have gaming needs, only video editing
... or have you a suggestion to make?

  anskyber 14:11 07 Nov 2006

I think you wil find that most of them do now. The check is to look at the sockets for the cards and see if they have two outputs. Often there is a VGA, usually blue (analogue) and a DVI (digital) usually white, to be seen.

Some cards have dual DVI.

  Mr. Chips 14:16 07 Nov 2006

My word ... you are quick!
Thank you.
I was looking at click here which had a load of cards of varying cost, but I can't quite see the sockets ... what are they called, technically, please?

  anskyber 14:21 07 Nov 2006

I've had a quick look at some of them I got an enlarged image by clicking "full large image" and I can see the blue and white sockets. Not sure of the technical name!

  Mr. Chips 14:22 07 Nov 2006

Thanks ... it shows you how much I have to learn!

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