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At my workplace, I would like to add a 3rd display to my iMac workstation. I do website development, and usually have a good 5 or 6 layers of windows stacked on both displays. I already have the third display, but no way to attach it. What USB graphics cards will work with the iMac reliably? I already asked my boss, and it has been approved. I just have to tell them which one to order.
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This is the unit I have in mind: Newegg.com - IOGEAR External DVI Video Adapter GUC2020DW6 USB to DVI Interface

I am wary that it is powered strictly off the 5V line- would be more comfortable with a dedicated power supply.
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This is also another solution to your problem, its not a usb connection.

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but it's also $191. I have a $100 limit.
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Here is a nice read. He was using a MBP but I am sure the same device can be used with an iMac.
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BINGO. I was looking at those ones, the reviews were off bc of the driver issue. Thank you! Glad I wasn't the only one with the monitor dilemma
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you realize what you linked is the same thing I linked, mine is just up to date with the actual displayport multimonitor so you don't lose any resolution and there are no driver issues.

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Here is what I went with: FRYS.com*|*ATEN

I got the DVI for the work computer and a VGA for my Hackintosh (I have a 9800 & 7800, but OSX don't allow both to run at once) so now I'll have 3 displays at home and work. I'm happy.

I got the driver straight from DisplayLink: DisplayLink: Mac OS X Software
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you realize what you linked is the same thing I linked, mine is just up to date with the actual displayport multimonitor so you don't lose any resolution and there are no driver issues.
I'm confused. You linked to a Matrox DH2G.....? (Which would theoretically work since both secondary work displays are 19" Mitsubishi digital CRT's, but wayyyyyy......yyyyyy out of budget)

This is the sad pseudo-multiscreen setup that my coworker and I have been using for awhile now....

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you realize what you linked is the same thing I linked, mine is just up to date with the actual displayport multimonitor so you don't lose any resolution and there are no driver issues.
Not even close. Did you read the whole article or just the beginning?
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