I have 2 monitors, 1 GPU HDMI Slot

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  1. ShinyMK
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    ShinyMK known as @initPRAGMA

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    Is it still possible to dual-monitor?
    I do have 3 display ports on it but I dont have any Display Port leads, Should I just hold off and try get a display port lead and use that?
     
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    Get a display port to HDMI adapter or cable. That's the quickest and cheapest answer to your problem.
     
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    Never heard of or seen that display port thing before. The most recent video card I bought has HDMI and DVI...
     
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    It's basically an HDMI alternative, it's a standard input for newer monitors and can be easily converted to and from mini Displayport for laptops, so GPU manufacturers are including them in their cards
     
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    So it's relatively new then. I haven't had to upgrade my PC in a while, in fact I still have an old LCD VGA monitor hooked up to it with a shitty apapter.

    Anyway, I won't derail this topic anymore, was just curious about this newfangled technology.
     
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    I remember reading while DisplayPort was new that it was a solution to getting graphics cards to output to more than two screens. AMD did a whole song and dance about EyeFinity with 3 and 6 monitor arrays that depended on the new DP standard to work. However it cost so much to set up (getting a stand to VESA mount 3 or 6 monitors was prohibitively expensive back then) that it never really got traction.

    Back to the point, I think the reason why all modern graphics cards use miniDP ports (and maybe one DVI-I and/or HDMI) is because it's so easy to find adaptors for them to any standard your monitors/TVs use. They're all digital signals, and the main difference between the different standards are how they handle the signal (educated guess, too lazy to google up the actual answer) and available bandwidth (e.g. For UHD/4K 60hz).
     
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    ShinyMK known as @initPRAGMA

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    Ok thanks guys - Ill probably just buy a Display Port adapter then :)