I want to use multiple monitors for my PC, three in total.
I would like to know what graphics card would run:
- 1 x UHD (3840 x 2160) monitor
- 2 x Full HD (1920 x 1080) monitor
Which is the cheapest solution for this?
Not for gaming, using for work.
This is the setup I have;
2 Dell 24" monitors
1 Samsung 49" tv (4:4:4 chroma)
This works out well because the TV has almost exactly double the diagonal measurement, meaning that windows dragged across have the same size on the 4K as they do on the side monitors. I really love the setup for work.
I'm using a Radeon RX470 and it works pretty good, mostly.
On occasion the screens will just kinda blink, and I don't know if that's because the video card is having trouble keeping up, or something else.
I'd really love to try a Geforce GTX 1070 for a week to see if it does the same thing.
One thing I'll say, it is really important to make sure that you have the right HDMI cable. We tried a '4K ready' Monster cable and it failed to show a picture. So we ordered one that can specifically handle 16GBps and that worked. It was also cheaper.
At first, I would recommend you to rethink your Monitor Setup, UHD uses twice as many pixels in height than HD. If you move objects from one screen to another or just look from one to another, you will get serious headaches. I have this problem with a 1920x1200 main monitor and a 1280x720 second monitor.
On the other side, gaming or not, your setup will have a total resolution of 3840x3420. That means you will need something in the area of a GTX1070 or similar. This also means that you will have a good chance to find one with 3 Display Ports, which I also would recommend.
These cards that have 3 Display Ports and should do the job, if you want to be safe pick the GTX1070. If you want to try for a bargain, get a GTX1060. I can't recommend ATI, because I had some bad experiences with those.
Also, this is a shop link, because in this shop you can easily compare and look what else in on the market. You can select one and get them from somewhere else.