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I am considering buying a new PC, with Intel HD 3000. I have 3 monitors, the MB has VGA, HDMI and DVI outputs. Is it possible to work with 3 monitors in such a system (with 12.04 or 11.10)? Does anyone have any experience to share on this?

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According to Intel's FAQ on the HD 3000 the answer is no.

Can I output video to three display devices, not just two? No. Intel® graphics products can output to one or two display devices at the same time. More than two display devices can be physically connected, but only two display devices can be used at any time.

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Thanks! Will this be also true for the new Intel HD 4000? –  ECII Apr 15 '12 at 8:58
    
Not sure about the HD 4000 –  cprofitt Apr 16 '12 at 14:50
    
I read Intel HD 4000 specification and there is mentioned only one display, not even two. –  Simon May 4 '12 at 11:10
    
Update: HD4000 with 3rd generation Core series does support 3 monitors. For a complete list of chipsets that support it, see intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-033714.htm#Q1. Of course, if you are driving that many monitors you should probably get a discrete graphics card. –  techdude Sep 10 at 16:54

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