ATI HD5000 or HD6000 & FireMV multi-monitor setup - can you?

By Savage1701
Jun 12, 2011
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  1. Anyone tried a 5000/6000 series Radeon for video, HDCP, etc., along with FireMV low-end 2D multi-monitor display cards?

    I'm trying to build a dual-use system where a couple of the monitor can be driven by a Radeon capable of transcoding, Blu-Ray, HDCP, etc. and the others are just low-wattage DisplayPort 2D cards for financial screens.

    Can they co-exist in the same system, assuming the correct drivers are installed to each, etc.?

    I don't need or want the power consumption or dual-slot use for 6 2D displays, nor do they have to do any digital "heavy lifting", but I don't mind, and sort of need, if possible, a modest 4000/5000/6000 Radeon card for a couple of the monitors.

    Odd, I know, but has anyone tried anything approaching this?

  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Any HD4000 series card or above is capable of displaying two screens, either mirrored, or extended across two displays.
  3. Savage1701

    Savage1701 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 153

    Maybe I wasn't clear - I want to use a Radeon and Fire series at the same time in the same system. I've used Radeons from the 2000 up series. I know they can drive multiple monitors. It's the mixing I want to know about.

    2D display cards consume as little as 15-20 watts. I don't need 150-200 watt per card video cards to show stock quotes and charts, but I would like a modest Radeon as a primary card for doing a little video watching and transcoding every now and then.

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