Question Issues with DUAL Monitor Setup via VGA and HDMI

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Hi!

I have a Sapphire Pulse RX 570 8 GB Graphics Card with 2X HDMI outputs.
My primary monitor is an HP 22inch 1080p@60hz which uses HDMI, and the secondary Monitor I'm planning to buy has a VGA output only with a resolution of (1366 * 768 )
I understand that I will have to use an HDMI-VGA converter for the second monitor, but the problem is, will my Graphics card support two different types of resolutions?

PC Spec: Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M D3SH
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws, 16 GB ( 8 x 2 )
Graphics Card: Sapphire Pulse RX 570 8GB
Power Supply: Thermaltake Llitepower 550W
Casing: Gigabyte C200
 

Bazzy 505

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It will run just fine with adapter. But running setup like this comes with certain limitations.
If you set them up to clone each other, the higher res screen will step down to resolution lower res screen.
When you set them up as independent secondary screen will remain blank unless some workload is targeted on that screen
If you set them to span workspace, in Windows 10 it's not a problem but the experience can be quite jarring.
If you intend to use the second screen to watch movies, bear in mind VGA is pure analog so you will
not be able display protected content like dvd's blurays and many streaming services as it cannot pass HDCP check
 
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Jul 28, 2021
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It will run just fine with adapter. But running setup like this comes with certain limitations.
If you set them up to clone each other, the higher res screen will step down to resolution lower res screen.
When you set them up as independent secondary screen will remain blank unless some workload is targeted on that screen
If you set them to span workspace, in Windows 10 it's not a problem but the experience can be quite jarring.
If you intend to use the second screen to watch movies, bear in mind VGA is pure analog so you will
not be able display protected content like dvd's blurays and many streaming services as it cannot pass HDCP check
SO I should go for a similar res secondary monitor for the best result, right?
 

Bazzy 505

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SO I should go for a similar res secondary monitor for the best result, right?
It would be your best bet, presuming you plan to buy a second hand screen or new old stock, the difference in price you'd pay would be minimal if any.
Also Digital input like DVI or HDMI is superior in terms of quality of resulting output.
 
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