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Old December 31, 2009, 01:31 PM
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Finally .................

after I found out that one of the DACs was corrupt, I went and bought a new 5850 instantly and now it works.

5040 x 1050 with 50 FPS in Dalaran, if you know what that is ;-)

The only thing is, that it looks awful, because Blizzard doesn't just extend the viewable Horizont, it "stretches" it, like a Fisheye

If you want to have a look AWK
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Old January 13, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Is it possible to have 3 monitors (actually 2 monitors + a tv) plugged in, say 2 x DVI, and 1 x HDMI (or passive Displayport to HDMI) and just select the 2 monitors you'd like to use?

I currently run a dual monitor setup, and I occasionally play movies off my tv. So I have to unplug my 2nd monitor cable, and plug in the cable to the tv. It's a pain in the butt, and I'd just like to have all 3 permanently plugged in and switch via the Catalyst Control Center instead of crawling under my desk. I do not need all 3 working at the same time, just 2.

Anyone know if this will work?
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Old January 13, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Sure thing. You can mix and match any monitors under CCC. The limitations come from when you want to make an Eyefinity display group out of 2 or more of them. If you're just running three separately or the two monitors in an eyefinity group + your TV, there shouldn't be any problems.
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Old January 13, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Sure thing. You can mix and match any monitors under CCC. The limitations come from when you want to make an Eyefinity display group out of 2 or more of them. If you're just running three separately or the two monitors in an eyefinity group + your TV, there shouldn't be any problems.
Awesome. Thanks for the speedy reply. Now to spend more money on cables.
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Old January 13, 2010, 01:04 PM
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excellent thread for eyefinity ! bookmarked !
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Can you not use 2x dvi and 1 hdmi? must you use this stupid display port?
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Can you not use 2x dvi and 1 hdmi? must you use this stupid display port?
I need to know the answer to this question ASAP as well..........
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Old March 30, 2010, 04:27 PM
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I believe that this should be stickied.

Excellent information through and through.
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Old November 2, 2010, 10:25 PM
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Gosh, i read thru this entire thing, and i'm even more confused...i have:
2 vga lcd monitors
1 dvi lcd monitor
1 6870 (which has one dvi-i and one dvi-d and two mini displayports)

#1 vga monitor uses vga-to-dvi adapter and plugs into dvi-i of the 6870
#2 dvi monitor plugs into dvi-d of the 6870
#3 could i use a passive vga-to-mini_displayport for the other vga monitor, as the third monitor for eyefinity? Or, does it have to be active? I heard it doesn't matter...

*EDIT*: so i read in a couple of places, for 3 dvi displays, yes, i need an active display port adapter. However, if i use a vga/d-sub monitor as the third monitor, no, i don't need an active "vga to display port" adapter. Since I only have one dvi monitor, i assume this will be no problem then. I also heard that essentiall all "vga to display port" adapters are "active". I read that some people were successful in their eyefinity setup, after having bought a "vga to display port" adapter. Gonna buy one and find out.

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Old November 3, 2010, 03:57 PM
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well you pretty much will have to use the displayport at some point if you want eyefinity. I currently have 3x Samsung monitors (all different models lol), here 's what I've done.

2 of the monitors use DVI ports on my 5850, and my 3rd monitor uses a active DVI -> DP adapter, (the power color one can be had for ~$30).

I wonder if you can just go DVI - > Active DP -> Mini DP adapter on the new 6800 series.

As it breaks down on the 5850, you can use any combination of 3 out ports on the GPU as long as one of them is DP.
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