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Hey guys,

I have two monitors right now, one is my main and one is extended that I just drag windows to. I've never setup 3 monitors but I have a third and want to have it setup like this:

EXTENDED_PRIMARY_EXTENDED

Is this possible? I'm using crossfire. One is the 1GB card with 2 DVI and 1 HDMI port and the other is the 6 mini DP EyeFinity card.

I tried just plugging the 3rd monitor into the bottom card but it won't work. Right now I'm using the 1GB card with both DVI's plugged in. I assume I can just put the eyefinity card in slot1 and then use DVIx3 (using DVI-MiniDP converters) but I only have 2 converters so I can't test this. Before I buy another converter I want to make sure it's going to work.

Any help???

I do not want to use eyefinity to make all 3 monitors into 1 screen.
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http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/...y-dongles.aspx

Please note: the official description of "eyefinity" refers to using 3 screens on one ATi or AMD GPU. What you understand as eyefinity is actually called monitor grouping. The setup you are planning on here will still fit in the official description of eyefinity.

That is a list of adapters that work to enable the third display, no matter the way you want to utilize it.


I don't know if it will work in the secondary card. But doesn't the first card have 2x DVI, 1 HDMI, and one DP? It should have. In that case you could simply plug this adapter and the monitor into that DP port.

Please note the max supported resolution and miniDP vs DP of all these adapters in the list.


And yes, that monitor setup is possible. Currently on such a setup myself.
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The 1GB card only has 2 DVI, 1 HDMI and what looks like an estata or something?
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post #4 of 11
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Hey guys,

I have two monitors right now, one is my main and one is extended that I just drag windows to. I've never setup 3 monitors but I have a third and want to have it setup like this:

EXTENDED_PRIMARY_EXTENDED

Is this possible? I'm using crossfire. One is the 1GB card with 2 DVI and 1 HDMI port and the other is the 6 mini DP EyeFinity card.

I tried just plugging the 3rd monitor into the bottom card but it won't work. Right now I'm using the 1GB card with both DVI's plugged in. I assume I can just put the eyefinity card in slot1 and then use DVIx3 (using DVI-MiniDP converters) but I only have 2 converters so I can't test this. Before I buy another converter I want to make sure it's going to work.

Any help???

I do not want to use eyefinity to make all 3 monitors into 1 screen.
I believe all 3 monitors have to be plugged into the same card. If you have a spare hdmi to dvi cable/adapter, this should work.
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The 1GB card only has 2 DVI, 1 HDMI and what looks like an estata or something?
That's display port

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I don't know...
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Yeah display port. I forgot about the full size version.


One last thing. Both monitors are 1920 res but the third one I'm adding is 1680 res. Will that still work? I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be using eyefinity for this but all I want is three monitors, primary in the center and the outer two just empty screens I can drag windows to.
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Yeah display port. I forgot about the full size version.


One last thing. Both monitors are 1920 res but the third one I'm adding is 1680 res. Will that still work? I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be using eyefinity for this but all I want is three monitors, primary in the center and the outer two just empty screens I can drag windows to.
It will work for sure for what you want to use it. Not sure about eyefinity, but you dont care about that so whatever.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Yeah display port. I forgot about the full size version.


One last thing. Both monitors are 1920 res but the third one I'm adding is 1680 res. Will that still work? I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be using eyefinity for this but all I want is three monitors, primary in the center and the outer two just empty screens I can drag windows to.
thats basically how i have mine setup



i game on the 30" and just use the left and right screens as extended desktop and as you can see im mixing resolutions just fine.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Yeah display port. I forgot about the full size version.


One last thing. Both monitors are 1920 res but the third one I'm adding is 1680 res. Will that still work? I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be using eyefinity for this but all I want is three monitors, primary in the center and the outer two just empty screens I can drag windows to.
If it's just extended mode, which is what you want, any combination of resolution and refresh rate will work.
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