Our standard computer spec is a Dell optiplex 9020. Fairly basic machine, i7, 32GB RAM and a 1GB AMD graphics card (1 DisplayPort and 1DVI). It performs perfectly fine for Revit and navis, just obviously doesnt do GPU rendering. Thats fine for the purposes of this discussion. Its solid in revit, and is insanely affordable (under 1600 dollars).
Trouble is, we were going to order one of these same computers jor a jobsite, except we dont want to run two Monitors... We want to run two 60 inch TV's (1920x1080). But, the computers from Dell are all DisplayPort, instead of HDMI, from what i can tell. I can get ONE video card with 1DP, 1DVI, and 1 HDMI... But the adapters we have here for DP>HDMI dont work. Im not sure why. But the consensus is we would rather not have a standard *solution* that depends on adapters anyway.
So here is my question:
What are the options for getting Dual HDMI out? Im not finding any video cards that do it. Is the only option really just to put two single cards in a machine? Obviously to do this were not getting a Dell Optiplex, but something like a Boxx or a custom build. Its sort of hysterical.
In researching, i found Gamer cards from AMD that run up to 4 monitors, with 2GB of memory. 1HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, and 2 DVI. That doesnt help me with the television problem at all, but the reason we were originally looking at TV's was to AVOID doing a new spec of machine, to run 4 standard 24" monitors. If i would have to order two graphics cards bar none, to run 2 televisions, at that point the cost is just as justifiable to get an AMD card that runs four monitors, and get 4 computer monitors that are normal sized. Its certainly easier to buy at that point.
Were trying to keep the machine as affordable as possible, but im stumped at why this is so hard...