Need recommendation for dual ultrawide monitors

IceBergSLiM

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This isn't going to be for gaming so I don't need high end(read: make it cheap as possible)

I need a single card pci-e x16 that can support two 2560x1080 displays.

For reasons I won't get into, it needs to be a single card and it needs to be AMD.

Thanks in advance and sorry if this isn't the right place for this. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

IceBergSLiM

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They are native hdmi but I have all manner of adapter on hand for dvi to hdmi or display port to hdmi etc
 

Deders

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You'll need HDMI 2.0 at the least. If I try to run my ultrawide on 1.4 it reverts to 30Hz

Dual DVI is good, so is displayport. Adapters should be fine.
 

96Firebird

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No AMD cards have HDMI 2.0 outputs...

I'm not sure how accurate the need for HDMI 2.0 on an ultrawide is.

Do your monitors have any other inputs?

Edit - The single review for this adapter says it does ultrawide, but doesn't specify the refresh rate...
 
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IceBergSLiM

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You'll need HDMI 2.0 at the least. If I try to run my ultrawide on 1.4 it reverts to 30Hz

Dual DVI is good, so is displayport. Adapters should be fine.

I was worried about DVI specificallly because my current 5450 dvi with hdmi converter is not capable but the hdmi connection is fine. But I suppose thats just the limitation of the cheap hardware?
 

Deders

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I'd make sure all your adapters are 4K 60Hz capable, and your HDMI leads are 2.0.

The instructions on my 2560x1080 specify that for the full resolution you need to use Displayport or Dual-DVI. HDMI 2.0 hadn't been released at this point.

Which monitors are you using exactly? If they are 2560x1080 I'm sure they will have Displayport and Dual-DVI
 

IceBergSLiM

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I'd make sure all your adapters are 4K 60Hz capable, and your HDMI leads are 2.0.

The instructions on my 2560x1080 specify that for the full resolution you need to use Displayport or Dual-DVI. HDMI 2.0 hadn't been released at this point.

Which monitors are you using exactly? If they are 2560x1080 I'm sure they will have Displayport and Dual-DVI

i have these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824025212

with this crappy thing

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131338

edit: I'm thinking hdmi and display port are my best bet with a 4k dp2hdmi converter?
 
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MrTeal

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You'll need HDMI 2.0 at the least. If I try to run my ultrawide on 1.4 it reverts to 30Hz

Dual DVI is good, so is displayport. Adapters should be fine.

You can run 2560x1440 @ 60Hz over HDMI 1.3, though it can require a custom EDID profile, so it doesn't seem like 2560x1080 should be any real issue. Doing that at 60Hz is the same bandwidth as 1080p @ 80Hz. Is there something specific about the ultrawides themselves that would give it issue?
 

IceBergSLiM

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You can run 2560x1440 @ 60Hz over HDMI 1.3, though it can require a custom EDID profile, so it doesn't seem like 2560x1080 should be any real issue. Doing that at 60Hz is the same bandwidth as 1080p @ 80Hz. Is there something specific about the ultrawides themselves that would give it issue?

Its running one monitor at full resolution now on hd 5450 hdmi (not 2.0)

The dvi port is maxing out on 1920 x 1080 though.

So i would agree its not a problem on a sub hdmi 2.0 connection

I'm going to try the shot solution in the first response with dual hdmi ports first. If that doesn't pan out I'll try the other option with the display port adapters.
 
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Deders

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Hmmm, very odd, it does seem that model only has HDMI. It also says in the manual that:

Note
HDMI PC may cause device compatibility issues.
Using a DVI to HDMI cable may cause compatibility issues

It doesn't specify what exactly, but many people used to wonder why they were getting 1920x1080 stretched over 2560x1080 on all kinds of 21:9 models. The answer was always to change from using Single DVI or HDMI to Displayport or Dual DVI.
 

IceBergSLiM

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Hmmm, very odd, it does seem that model only has HDMI. It also says in the manual that:

Note
HDMI PC may cause device compatibility issues.
Using a DVI to HDMI cable may cause compatibility issues

It doesn't specify what exactly, but many people used to wonder why they were getting 1920x1080 stretched over 2560x1080 on all kinds of 21:9 models. The answer was always to change from using Single DVI or HDMI to Displayport or Dual DVI.

Well I'll report back what happens, I'm sure others will have this question down the road.