Windows 10: How do I get 2 HDMI monitors running on my AMD Radeon R9 270? Solved

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  1. Posts : 165
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       15 May 2016 #1

    How do I get 2 HDMI monitors running on my AMD Radeon R9 270?




    So I have a r9 270 which only has 1 HDMI port. I was wondering if there's a way to have 2 HDMI monitors running on my 270 which only has 1 HDMI port. Would it be worth upgrading graphics cards for this reason? I'm in need for more space so utilize live streaming and editing
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       15 May 2016 #2

    What other ports do you have. If you have a DVI or a Display port you can ge a Display Port to HDMI converter, or if your monitor has a DVI port just run a DVI cable.
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  3. Posts : 165
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       15 May 2016 #3

    essenbe said: View Post
    What other ports do you have. If you have a DVI or a Display port you can ge a Display Port to HDMI converter, or if your monitor has a DVI port just run a DVI cable.
    I apologize for the lack of knowledge about displays but my desktop has a red port but my second monitor only supports HDMI and a VGA I believe.Click image for larger version. 

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       15 May 2016 #4

    On the top picture I see 2 DVI ports but I can't tell exactly what is on the extreme top right. But, the DVI ports can run an adaptor, a DVI to HDMI cable. Look at these. Here are 2 options. Just as examples, I'm not recommending either brand.

    http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-H...ronics&sr=1-16

    http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-...tronics&sr=1-5
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  5. Posts : 165
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       15 May 2016 #5

    essenbe said: View Post
    On the top picture I see 2 DVI ports but I can't tell exactly what is on the extreme top right. But, the DVI ports can run an adaptor, a DVI to HDMI cable. Look at these. Here are 2 options. Just as examples, I'm not recommending either brand.

    http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-H...ronics&sr=1-16

    http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-...tronics&sr=1-5
    Thanks for the solutions! I was wondering if they're DVI to VGA? I intend to use the HDMI for a console so all I have to do is switch channels.
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       15 May 2016 #6

    Are you asking if they have a DVI to VGA adapter? if that is what you want, you could try this http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-D...to+VGA+adapter

    I thought you wanted to connect with HDMI. If so, use a type listed in Post #4. There are a lot of brands and types to choose from.
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  7. Posts : 165
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       15 May 2016 #7

    essenbe said: View Post
    Are you asking if they have a DVI to VGA adapter? if that is what you want, you could try this http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-D...to+VGA+adapter

    I thought you wanted to connect with HDMI. If so, use a type listed in Post #4. There are a lot of brands and types to choose from.
    Nice! I appreciate the help. Would it be possible to use the HDMI port on the monitor for the console and the DVI to VGA on the computer and switch from the console to PC?
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  8. essenbe's Avatar
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       15 May 2016 #8

    I don't know the answer to that one, I don't know about consoles.
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       15 May 2016 #9

    It's a little hard to tell, but I believe that the third slot in the picture (post #3) is DP (DisplayPort). It's another digital interface. I use it because (depending on version) it supports my UHD (3840X2160) monitor.

    DP to HDMI adapters also exist.

    I suppose that you could connect a PC to your monitor using VGA and connect a console to the monitor using HDMI. That assumes that your monitor format is one supported by VGA. I've only used digital interfaces for the past few years; I'm a bit of a snob, I suppose. I'd use an HDMI switch in preference to stay digital.
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  10. essenbe's Avatar
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       15 May 2016 #10

    Bobkn is correct. A DP to HDMI is what I use on my third monitor. They are also available.
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