Dual video card vs. two video cards for two monitors

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Just bought two, new, identical Samsung 19" monitors, beautiful, looks awesome. Need to buy video card, since monitors are identical what card would work better, dual single card or two separate cards ?
What maker would you recommend ?
I do not play games, but pictures are important.
Can I have two AGP cards ? Want to see 3D pictures in the future.:)
 
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You will only have one AGP if you have one at all. I suppose a dual one should work fine... not really sure what make would be best....

ATI I think makes a good one for $85... Part#:S1118799 Looks pretty good, but is only 32mb DDR. If you aren't planning to game then 32bm should be just fine. :)
 
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Here is a link to that <img src=http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=280814> if you want it at Buy.com

Correct price is $80.95 and correct part # is 100-430119.

Buy.com is a really good online retailer to use and has free shiping for orders $50 and up... and usually ship and are at your door within a day or two. :)
 

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Other vendors are matrox or twinview gforce2mx, I beleive it is an elsa card
 

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Thank you guys
Have P266 with AGP but with PCI card, will build better one soon, so need to think about the future.
Have ad for Radeon32MB PCI 70 $ after rebate Office Depot, but want AGP.
How about dual singles ? What is elsa ? is there any ratings for v cards ?
 
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If you dont play games, Matrox might be the way to go. I have a G450 with dual monitor support (2 VGA connectors) and it works fine. Matrox has been doing the dual monitor support for a while, and they have excellent 2d picture quality, but other cards have better 3D features and other features that the matrox doesnt.
 
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