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Any eyefinity expert around? What exactly is needed for eyefinity to work?
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3 monitors (obviously) and an active displayport to DVI connector works quite well.

I have this one...


The three monitors need to be the exact same model to use bezel compensation.
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If you get a monitor with DisplayPort then you do not need any adapters. I would look at monitors with DisplayPort first and then if you can't find something that you like then look in to adapting it.

You need a 5000 or 6000 series AMD card with at least one DisplayPort on it. You have to use Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Windows XP does not support Eyefinity.

Did you have any specific questions about it?
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This is a decent one with display port http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...92686&csid=_25

This monitor seems to have pretty nice bezels which is important for eyefinity. Although you Hp seems to be the same just smaller so it should have a Display port already.

The only thing you need to realize is the stress it puts on GPU's. Your 5870 even oc'd will not be enough for a game like crysis or similiar game in eyefinity. You will need another card for sure. I am in the same boat with my 6970 that is not up to the task.

If you got 2 more monitors like yours the total res wont be as much though so that may save you a little since your total res will be aroun 5040x1050 I think.
Edited by Topgearfan - 5/3/11 at 4:26pm
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For anyone running eyefinity, how do you guys like your set up? Are the bezels distracting? Any limitations?
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I like it but for the need of another GPU to get the most out of it for the big games. If you get monitors with thin enough bezels and they are the same thickness all the way around like the OP's or mine then it really is not distracting after you get ued to it. Have side view in shooting and driving games really makes it cool. Your eyes will be over stimulated at first though. i got a headache the first few days until I got used to it.

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For anyone running eyefinity, how do you guys like your set up? Are the bezels distracting? Any limitations?
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I don't mind the bezels. If you try to see them, then yea, they will annoy you, but if you just play the game, they are fine.
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