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So my friend needs a graphics card that can do 3 monitors withought sli/corssfire so i suggested an 6850 but my question is will any old converter work for the Active DisplayPort and do all 3 monitors need to be the same resolution?
    
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Does he play games? If so I'd get a 6950 or 6970 for the extra power and the 2GB VRAM.
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What resolution monitors?

6950/70 is my first suggestion.
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Eyefinity for the win
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He isnt a heavy gamer at all so thats why i suggested the 6850 although if i can convince him it will be much better to get the 6950, he plans to play in full 1080p.

I found an adapter so would it be as simple as plugging this one monitor and we would be good to go for all 3 screens?

    
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^ Yes.
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Good, do all 3 monitors need to be the same resolution?
    
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No, they can be different resolutions. HOWEVER, if you eyefinity them, they will all set to the highest resolution that the screen with the lowest resolution can do.


For example, 2x 1920x1200 and 1x 1280x1024 would be 3x 1280x1024


If you are not planning on gaming, you do not need to group the monitors, and therefore, you can run different resolutions. But games will only work on 1 screen.
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by daaavidf View Post
Good, do all 3 monitors need to be the same resolution?

Only if you want the bezel correction feature.

So he wants 3 monitors but will only game on one, correct?
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Only if you want the bezel correction feature.

So he wants 3 monitors but will only game on one, correct?
In eyefinity mode, they will always be 3x the same resolution.

Not in extended mode thouggh
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