1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

GFX card with twin VGA out

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by MrBarlow, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. MrBarlow

    MrBarlow Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    I want to connect my PC to my HD LCD but dont want to have to keep swapping the cable on PC from monitor to TV everytime, so want to get a new gfx card with multiple outputs and leave both connected permanently.
    The distance between the two (approx 13m) is making buying a new card with DVI out and getting digital cable too expensive (15m DVI>HDMI approx £80)..

    So was thinking of a new card just with twin VGA out and buying 15m VGA for approx £20, but cant find any cards with twin VGA..

    Anyone help??
     
  2. steimy

    steimy Active member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Messages:
    12,030
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    depends on how much you want to spend. MIne has twin VGA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150182
    Actually it is DVI, but a DVI to VGA adapter comes with it and a second one would only cost about $4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ion=dvi+to+vga+adapter&Submit=ENE&N=0&Ntk=all

    maybe you can find some kind of splitter similar to this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...6MB+GDDR3+PCI+Express+x16+Video+Card+-+Retail

    or this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812203013
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2007
  3. marsey99

    marsey99 Regular member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    thats true mate, vga is being dropped like agp but a simple convertor does the job.

    mine is a asus 7600gt and i got 2 dvi to vga convertors bundled in and its got svhs out as well which i use to connect to my old crt tv.

    as i dont know how much (if any now) you want to spend this chart shows all but the very latest cards (8800s go at the top) and how they compare in some games and other apps.
     
  4. MrBarlow

    MrBarlow Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Cheers Marsey.
    Was after a chart like that showing all cards out there in some sort of order..
    Although typically I didnt check back to this thread until AFTER I had shelled out on a card. Hehe.

    It comes up in the bottom ten in most results on that link, but I am not a hardcore gamer, only have the odd blast on San Andreas or Unreal Tournament 2004.
    Want it mostly for the twin output for playing HD stuff to my LCD as I mentioned.
     

Share This Page