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Simple question regarding GPU - Monitor connections

By nubki11a
Jan 11, 2014
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  1. Hey guys, I've been looking for a GFX card to upgrade my HD6870. I've already decided to go with an AMD R9 280X, I just don't know which model to buy yet.

    Right now, the MSI 280X seems like the best option to me. But I use 2 monitors and the MSI 280X only has these connections:
    Dual-link DVI-I x 1
    HDMI (version 1.4a) x 1
    Mini DisplayPort x 2

    The monitors I use are a BenQ XL2411T (144hz) and a NEC LCD22WV (old).
    The BenQ has: D-sub / DVI-DL / HDMI x 1
    The NEC has: VGA 15 pin D-sub x 1

    Would I be able to use my NEC screen with the MSI 280X and use my BenQ at the same time, with 144hz refresh rate? I read somewhere that a newer type of HDMI supports at least 120hz, though I couldn't find a clear answer to that. I am willing to purchase converters if needed.
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    I'd connect BENQ via DVI, then use miniDP > DVI > VGA adaptors for the NEC.

    Also I don't know what games you are playing, but you're not going to get 144fps @ 1920x1080 with a R9 280x on most games.
     

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