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Im not sure what one to get for my setup

i have 3 screens i want to run
my desktop is currently any 2 at a time with
(from left to right)
screen 3 (HDMI 40 toshiba tv) extended desktop usage, 1080P
screen 2 (VGA to DVI adapter, 17" LCD) extended desktop usage 1280*1024
screen 1 (DVI 19.3) Main screen 1600*900

im looking to make all 3 work at once, but im not sure what screen to put on an adapter and if i need active or passive

i have a Saphire 5770 with one Display port (not a mini DP)

I tried searching and just made myself more confused on the issue so im asking before i buy the wrong part,
i think i need a DP to HDMI active adapter
post #2 of 4
To get them to work in eyefinity you do need to use a display port. SO you will need to use an adapter on one of your screens. However to use eyefinity your screens need to be at the same resolution. If they can all run at a common resolution then that will work, it just wont look very good.
    
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you can upgrade to a Saphire flex edition it comes with the dp adapter built into one of the dvi's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102938
    
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You would need an active gadget to get all three working at the same time, as 5770 has only two reference clocks so it can run up to 2 DVI or HDMI at a time.

These can be somewhat expensive, but from respectable sites I have seen them as low as 25$ (Amazon for example) for a single link one (up to 1920x1200 resolution). As Amazon charges arm and leg for shipping to my location, however, I have myself recently ordered from eBay active DP to VGA converter for ~14$. It is yet to arrive. The shipping costs should not be that horrific to Canada so you might be better off getting some of the Eyefinity certified stuff from local retailers.
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