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Old 07-06-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Display Port - Two Monitors

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I'm running the same graphics card in several systems at my office, and the users all need dual monitors.

I know display port allows users to daisy chain at the monitor level. However, what I'm wondering is if there is a less costly converter available to spit the signal to two DVI's than this $61 converter: Link.

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Old 07-06-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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That price is for MINI display port. Do you need mini?
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Nope.

To be honest, I was unaware that there was more than one standard for display ports.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:33 PM   #4
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Nope.

To be honest, I was unaware that there was more than one standard for display ports.
Yep, Mini are usually found on macs, although they are spreading around a bit. dual display port adapters can be found at 10 bucks or so. I have tons at work as we go through so many of them.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:46 PM   #5
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Hello,

I'm running the same graphics card in several systems at my office, and the users all need dual monitors.

I know display port allows users to daisy chain at the monitor level. However, what I'm wondering is if there is a less costly converter available to spit the signal to two DVI's than this $61 converter: Link.

That's a dual-link DVI adapter, doesn't mean the same thing as dual DVI. Dual-link means it is a single DVI connector with double the data pins to increase bandwidth an accommodate higher resolutions. A single-link DVI connector can only do 1920x1200, a dual-link DVI connector can do up to 2560x1600.

So this isn't the adapter you're looking for. If you can find what you're looking for it's probably going to be at an Apple vendor like MacMall.com

edit: ouch http://www.macmall.com/p/Startech-Sw...92~pdp.gbfjeji

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Where can I find dual displayport adapters for 10 bucks? The cheapest I'm seeing them is $60ish... and I would love to have dual display port to dvi adapters for $10!
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Where can I find dual displayport adapters for 10 bucks? The cheapest I'm seeing them is $60ish... and I would love to have dual display port to dvi adapters for $10!
My bad. Single DP to DVI 11 bucks. Do those cards have a builtin dvi port? Can you use a single dp to dvi and the builtin dvi to hook up 2 monitors?
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I'm running the same graphics card in several systems at my office, and the users all need dual monitors.
You may get some better suggestions to solve this if you can describe the output(s) on the graphics card and input(s) on the monitors. Are you limited to a single DP out, and only DVI in on the monitors?
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On the graphics card, I have 1 DVI out, and 1 DP out.

On the monitors, I have 1 DVI in, and 1 VGA in. They're fairly late model Samsung monitors - 2243's.
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