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Old October 17, 2010, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tiltawhirl View Post
Thanks very much for the info and link for the Active adapter! I registered to thankyou for that as well as ask a couple questions.

I have 1x Samsung 27" and 2x Samsung 24" and I just purchased the Powercolor Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6. According to my research, I will only need 1 active displayport to DVI and I can use the 2 DVI outputs straight out of the card(with the adapters..just not active).

Is this correct? Or will I need 3 active Displayport adapters in my case?

Thanks again for the info and the link to the adapter place. I bought one today.

Wow! Can't believe it's almost a year since I posted my eyefinity lovin! Time has flown for sure and have never looked back. It's good to see some Nvidia surround as well, but I'll stick with my Dual 5970's and 8800GTX for PhysX.

Anyways, back to the question at hand. I'm not too familiar with the Eyefinity 6 since the ports are all DP until you use an adaptor. Since it was designed for 6 monitors (overkill really), I'm not sure that they included an extra controller for more DVI ports or not. Judging by the pics I see of the card, it looks to be the same setup as 5870, just more display ports. However, it should be possible to hook up 2 DVI and one display port like the original HD5000 series. So the active adaptor will be the way to go.

Now the only other issue is that you have 1 27" samsung, and 2 24" samsungs. As awkward as it maybe (make sure to use the 27 in the middle ), as long as the resolution is identical to the smaller 24" monitors (1920x1080) you should be ok. If it has a different resolution, there might be a problem. I know in the past that you cant mix resolutions on the monitors to go EF.
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