At the minimum, youll need two video-out ports to connect both your monitors. Generally, there are four types of ports: VGA, DVI, HDMI, and Display Port. Note: If you do not have the required ports, then youll need an external connector/adapter to hook up the monitors to the system.
Do you need a DisplayPort for dual monitors?
If you want to know how to connect two monitors together via DisplayPort, you need several monitors equipped with both a DisplayPort In and DisplayPort Out port. Many monitors only come with a single DisplayPort In port, but you also need a DisplayPort Out for the “middle of the chain” monitors.
Can I connect monitors to each other?
Daisy-chaining, officially known as multi-stream transport, or MST (in the case of DisplayPort technology) involves connecting a monitor to another monitor instead of directly to your systems video out port. Its a great way of minimizing cable clutter and extending the range of your monitors from the source system.