We currently have Dell Optiplex 7010 tower in our office. It's using a single Acer G6 G276HL monitor via DVI-I port on the video card. We were thinking to buy a second monitor and I want to know if it's going to work?
The video card inside this Dell is AMD Radeon HD 7470:
I was thinking to get the same screen:
The issue is connecting it to the display port on the Radeon card. So I was thinking to get this adapter:
I presume you're using a DVI-D cable since the current monitor doesn't support DVI-I which the video card supports.
Why not get a second monitor that supports DisplayPort and go directly from DP on the video card to DP on the second monitor without complicating things with that DP>DVI-D adapter?
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As for why I did not just get a monitor that natively supports DP, two part answer: 1) price, 2) to match my existing monitor.
I have card with similar connectors; just buy a display port to DVI cable; should be similar price to the adapter; one less connection to go wrong.
Before you buy the monitor, borrow or buy a cable first and check that you can get display on both card connectors - you should be able on that card.