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shimmishim
11-01-2003, 10:01 PM
any one know?

Paragon
11-01-2003, 10:16 PM
Unfortunately not, even the 9800XT only has one DVI and one analog out...I believe the ATI Fire and the Matrox Parhelia are the only cards under the $1000 mark that will support multiple monitors...They each have up to three DVI outputs on the card.

dbwillis
11-01-2003, 10:19 PM
CAnt you use the DVI as one and the Analog as another?

In device manager I see "primary" and "Secondary".....

RotorHead
11-01-2003, 10:26 PM
According to the ATI specs page it has "Dual integrated display controllers"

http://www.ati.com/products/radeon9800/radeon9800pro/specs.html

You could give it a try with a DVI to VGA adapter :)

Paragon
11-01-2003, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by dbwillis
CAnt you use the DVI as one and the Analog as another?

In device manager I see "primary" and "Secondary".....

I guess that is certainly possible but there would be some difference in the quality of the images reproduced wouldn't it? I was thinking he meant either multiple analog or multiple DVI outputs.:eek:

Paragon
11-01-2003, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by RotorHead
According to the ATI specs page it has "Dual integrated display controllers"

http://www.ati.com/products/radeon9800/radeon9800pro/specs.html

You could give it a try with a DVI to VGA adapter :)

Yeah that's another solution as well I guess when I think of supporting two monitors, I think of having two of the same typ of outputs.:wave:

RotorHead
11-01-2003, 10:31 PM
Yes, Page 6 in the user manual shows a chart outlining the different configurations.

http://www.ati.com/support/manualpdf/RADEON9800.pdf

shimmishim
11-01-2003, 11:11 PM
i was actually thinking 1 dvi and 1 analog

my crt would be analog and my lcd would be dvi corrrect?

Paragon
11-01-2003, 11:25 PM
The more expensive LCDS usually have both analog and digital outputs, but yes DVI is the preferred format for the lcd.