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2 video cards or just 1 for dual monitors? Audio Interfaces
Old 23rd August 2007
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2 video cards or just 1 for dual monitors?

Quote from Steinberg Cubase 4 and Studio 4 Support Questions | Steinberg Users :

"a fast laptop equipped with a gaming-enabled graphics card adversely affects system latency because it draws a lot more power from the battery pack. Lesson learned: The fastest system is not always your first choice!"

With that in mind, I'm trying to figure out if two video cards will draw more or less power for dual monitors than one would for audio recording. What would be the advantage of getting two video cards? On the other hand if I get just one I would buy a superior video card but then that also might draw more power from Cubase 4.

I do a little work with video production, pictures (and play some battlefield 1942 heh) so I'm sure it would be more efficient for those applications but I really don't want to hurt the reason I'm buying this new custom computer tonight which is exclusively Audio Engineering.

I have a choice of one or two cards of the following:

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For SLI or CrossFire Mode, both video card chipsets must be identical.
500W Power Supply is recommended for using dual 7900 and X1950 or above video cards.



I would really appreciate some quick replies as I have to purchase this PC tonight
Old 23rd August 2007
  #2
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I would really appreciate some quick replies as I have to purchase this PC tonight
you dont have to.. it's the gearslut in you!! heh


buy a passive cooled card. ONE for dual-head.

the ultimative **** is Matrox Parhelia or the new one (forgot the name) whee you can plug 4 monitors on one card.

cheers
Old 23rd August 2007
  #3
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(and play some battlefield 1942 heh)
ups.. yes, then you are fukkked and need a fast 3D GPU with active cooling. at least buy a bigger cooler for the chip, as it will be less noisy.

did you ahve a look into Wolfenstein => Enemy territory? its for free


cheers
Old 23rd August 2007
  #4
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Or you can just get any of the nVIDIA 7 or 8 series. I use the VGA out for one monitor and the DVI for the other. Or, you could go for the Matrox triple head.

Regards,
Bruce
Old 23rd August 2007
  #5
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One card seems the way to go, now you got me thinking about three monitors!!

Actually, I've just found a really nice computer for audio, already set up:

HUSH-QT Workstation

hehhehheh

I'm glad I found this site before I bought the PC!!!!!! Anyone knows them?
Old 25th August 2007
  #6
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I bought a motherboard with built-in graphics card that gives me outputs for 2 monitors. That cost me 89€

Then just add a 2-output graphics card (under 100€) and you get a total of 4-monitor outputs. Thats 2-3 monitors + one TV-screen out for preview purposes if you do video/ audio for video. And the cost is 'nothing', You can get descent 22" monitors for under 250€ now.

That's what I recommend.

- Jesse -
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