Question Getting 3 monitors to work on RADEON R7 240

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Hi all,

I've just purchased 2 new screens to make my setup run on 6 24" screens. All good and well, except I can't get it going on the PC.

I have 2 x 2GB AMD RADEON™ R7 240. I've done a bit of reading around the issue, but I couldn't get my head around it. Can I only run 1 x hdmi + 1 x dvi on each one, and then the same again on the other GFX card? If that's the case, do I need to invest in a 3rd card as well to accommodate my new screens?

UPDATE: Hmm this isn't going to be as simple as I was thinking!

https://ibb.co/mTCG3xK

As you can see, both the ports are in use (with the GFX cards), so not sure how I would get the 3rd one in there?

TIA!

Andy
 
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Barty1884

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The 240's are limited in ports you can utilize at the same time, so that may well present a problem.

Is that a Z370 board? If so, does your CPU have an iGP? There might be options to utilize the onboard outputs.
 

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Thanks for the reply Barty :) I spoke to a friend of mine who works in IT, and he suggested I'd need a beefier GFX card. I ended up going with

XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB GTS XXX Edition Graphics Card

This says it runs 5 screens at the same time (3 x DP, 1 x HDMI and 1 x DVI)

However, that then needed a bigger PS as well, as mine was only 550W rated (the old cards only require 75W each, whereas this new one requires 500W just on its own)

Hopefully that'll do the trick :) It's a lot more money than I was hoping to spend, but I'm hoping it'll be worth it

Andy
 

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