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My stupid friend thinks you can eyefinity with three of these cables

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http://www.maximumtech.com/hdmi-cables-are-obsolete

He is being very silly at 2AM in the morning..... Possibly High

any truth to this???
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if they work like regular HDMI cables and you have the necessary adapters from DVI, and display port, it should be fine...
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I'm fairly certain that your friend is correct. Assumig he knows to use dongles for the miniDisplay ports - as the blog states "HDMI 1.4 compatible."
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he is coming on
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All that does it provide a cleaner HDMI signal.... however, it does not matter unless you have a 50'+ HDMI run.
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Also

hdmi monitors are $50 more than the same monitor with dvi its cheaper just to buy 1 active adapter than 3 active cables and spend $150 extra on monitors
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Ok, I'm this "friend" he is talking about.

He refuses to believe that you could use these cables in an Eyefinity setup:


with more than 2 monitors on our graphics card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-336-_-Product

You would just have to buy 4 of those cables and convert them to Mini-DisplayPort with this adapter (you could also use the one already included with the card):


Since the cables have an on-board chip that samples the signal, thus making the cables active.
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NO im saying its 100% waste of cash and more that could go wrong....its only good if you already have 3 hdmi displays in the first place
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post #9 of 14
With my eyefinity setup I use 3 dvi cables. 2 regular ones and one displayer port to dvi adapter. It's cheaper then getting 3 high quality hdmi cables or w.e those that you are getting are called. You would need to get 1 regular hdmi cable, and 2 display port to hdmi cables.

And since i'm basing this off of my amd radeon card, I have no idea what graphics card you have or the amount of monitors you are going to run eyefinity on.
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and 3 hdmi monitors.......
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