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Old July 12, 2012, 05:55 PM
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So I have an unlocked ASUS 6950>70 currently running 2 x u2311 with dvi out from the card. The issue is that the card doesnt have anymore dvi outs and from what I understand Now I need a passive mini DP adapter to dvi to connect another monitor in eyefinity.

My question is what is the best way to connect the 3rd screen and what kind of performance can i expect from the 6950 running games in eyefinity such as bf3/sc2?



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Old July 12, 2012, 05:58 PM
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You can't run SC2 in more then one monitor, unless they changed this, because blizzard feels that it would give players unfair advantage.

Best way to connect your third monitor would be the passive-active mini display port to DVI. There is no other way to get eyefinity (you require 1 display from display port).
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Old July 12, 2012, 06:53 PM
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You can't run SC2 in more then one monitor, unless they changed this, because blizzard feels that it would give players unfair advantage.

Best way to connect your third monitor would be the passive-active mini display port to DVI. There is no other way to get eyefinity (you require 1 display from display port).
Perfect, thats what I had understood in the beginning. But I was curious as there seems to be many different types of dp adapters. Also is there a place online to get them cheap? monoprice?
ebay? passive vs active? Seems passive only works with mini dp to vga... how much of a difference would that be?

How would the card holdup in bf3? positive or not?

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Old July 12, 2012, 06:57 PM
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I'm not 100% sure, I ran BF3 on the highest settings with 2 6970s and never had any frame rate issues, though I could see a single card may give you some lowerish frames with all the eye candy on.

As for adapters, something like Accell Mini Display Port to DVI Single Link Active Eyefinity Adapter Retail - Accell - B087B-006B works. The really cheap ones, under 20-25$ are all passive passive, meaning they just allow you to use dvi/hdmi but doesn't make the display port active (complicated I know)
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Old July 12, 2012, 08:22 PM
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I've seen active DP adapters go for ~$25 on Newegg before.
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