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Hi!

I thought I had sorted this out, but then I read that a HD 6950 only supports 4 screens at a time.

I don't know if anyone on this board ar flightsim enthusiasts, but this setup is for DCS: A-10C Warthog.

Here's the plan:Attachment 214282

So to put it simple, I want to have my cockpit view expanded over 3 x 27" Asus VE278Q in a resolution that will be 3240x1920. And I will use 2 x 8" screens for MFD export. The Asus monitors have DisplayPort input. The 8" screens are VGA.

Now, as far as I know the A-10 simulator doens't support to run in full screen when exporting MFD's. It's also said that there is no gain from Crossfire.

Will this setup be possible and what do I need?

My original plan was to buy two 6950's in crossfire. The reason for 6950's is because they are ALOT cheaper here in Norway than 6970.
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You need a 6970 DCII or a 6950 flex, or a 5870 E6. And yes, regular 6950 only supports 4 screens, but the flex supports 5 screens.
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You need a 6970 DCII or a 6950 flex, or a 5870 E6. And yes, regular 6950 only supports 4 screens, but the flex supports 5 screens.
but he is crossfiring so cant he do it with just a normal 2gb 6950?
if not i would do what tsm106 says
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but he is crossfiring so cant he do it with just a normal 2gb 6950?
if not i would do what tsm106 says
The second card is more or less a slave, and it's outputs are not used so given that he could use a regular 6950 for the slave card. The main card will have to have 5 or more outputs limiting it to a Flex or DCII.
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Ok thanks for the replies :-)

I've had terrible experiences with Sapphire in the past. 3 Cards that have died and only one I got replaced by warranty. So I will try to avoid Sapphire. So I guess It will be the Asus DCII then.

My plan was also to watercool the card when I can afford it, so I was hoping I could go for a reference card so I could have a fullcover block. But this isn't a must, besides the DCII, from what I've read in reviews, is so silent that there may not be any need to watercool it?

And luckily, my new 990fxa-ud3 has space for two DCII if I would opt to go for Crossfire later :-)

One more question:
Will this setup be fine then? Using 2 x DVI -> VGA adapter for the two 8" screens and use displayport+displayport+HDMI for the 3 27" screens? Or is there something else I need to know?
EDIT: Just noticed that there are 4 displayportports on the DCII, so never mind the HDMI :-)

EDIT2: I got a little bit confused by this:


Does it mean that in dual mode, you lose one DisplayPort?
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