Dual monitor support
Leading-edge HYDRAVISION™ technology supports traditional CRT monitors, flat panel displays and TVs
Multi-task with MultiDesk - play multi-monitor games, or work in different applications on each monitor without having to switch back-and-forth
Assign 'Hot Key' shortcuts for the most used functions
Vary settings from one application to the next, or choose global settings that determine the behavior of windows and dialog boxes for all applications in your multi-monitor environment
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Goldentiger, here is a screen shot of my desktop with both monitors activated.. shows two images one for the left monitor and one for the right.. so tell me how this is not possible with the Radeon8500..
The 8500's DO have 2 ramdacs....and CAN do dual monitors...
There are however, cheaper 8500's coming out of the asian markets that the second ramdac was stripped off the board to make the card cheaper...I put a link up a while back warning people to be wary of their purchases. here is a link to the thread...
There are so many different versions out there now, it's important to make sure of what your buying.
So in fact...everyone is right...whether you say you can or can't do dual monitors on an 8500....just depends on which one you happen to get.
Games don't work to well between both monitors, you need your mouse to play the game usually.. thus you can't use the second monitor to surf the web or anything like that.. but for applications you can bounce between both monitors..