Question Graphics card ONLY FOR for hdmi output

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I want to use duel montior, but my card(mother board) has only 1 Hdmi slot. I am thinking to buy a used dirt cheap graphics card, just to get a hdmi out.
Is there anything I need to taken care of? Does the memory etc,,, matters?
My intention is to use 2 monitors. I am NOT a gamer.

PC:
4th gen i5, Asus H81m-K mother board, 8 gb Ram, standard Atx

Monitors:
Samsung 24 inch, and Dell 27 inch IPS display, Both are 1080 full HD. Both have 1 Hdmi and 1 vga inputs.
 
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Would help to know what components you're working with.

What monitors are you using and what inputs do they have?
What are your full system specifications?

-Wolf sends
I have a i5 4th gen PC, Dell 27 IPS, and Samsung 24 inch, Both full HD 1080. Both have 1 hdmi and 1 VGA kind of port
 

gamenadez

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My guess would be that the motherboard may not support simultaneous analog and digital outputs, but that's for the OP to respond to.

-Wolf sends
It sup
Would help to know what components you're working with.

What monitors are you using and what inputs do they have?
What are your full system specifications?

-Wolf sends
Samsung 24 inch, and Dell 27 inch IPS display, Both are 1080 full HD. Both have 1 Hdmi and 1 vga inputs.
Nothing else on monitors other than power in.
 
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just buy low profile graphic card like gt 710.. it make your system a bit faster having its own dedicated graphic.
Shall I use 1 output from mother board and 1 from the graphics card you suggested? Or both from the graphics card? Any advantages/disadvantages for both set up?
 

vov4ik_il

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You can find a used Nvidia Quadro 4000 2GB on eBay for next to nothing. It has 1 DVI-I and 2 DisplayPort outlets. It is a little more power hungry and hot than GT710 and needs an extra 6Pin PCIe power connector but is also a better value.
 
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Does dedicated Graphics card improve performance? I thought i5 have graphics processor built in , considering the fact that I have old machine 4th gen i5, and I do not opt for any gaming., ( but I do use adobe products.)
 

Wolfshadw

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Does dedicated Graphics card improve performance? I thought i5 have graphics processor built in , considering the fact that I have old machine 4th gen i5, and I do not opt for any gaming., ( but I do use adobe products.)
Depending on the graphics card and the applications being used, there can be some improvement. The suggested GT710 is more of a on-board graphics replacement. You wouldn't see much improvement.

-Wolf sends
 
Integrated graphics, even old versions, is perfectly adequate for desktop work and even HD movie viewing.
It is only for fast action gaming that one would need a discrete graphics card.
As perhaps an exception, some apps like photoshop can use a discrete graphics card for added function or performance enhancement.
Here is a link to FAQ on that:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cc-gpu-card-faq.html
 
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