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My HD5670 is non eyefinity and has 3 outs: 1 DVI, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI.
I used the DVI and VGA for two of my monitors so my question is:
Can I use an HDMI cable for the 3rd monitor?

For clarification: My main goal is to get 3 monitors running for photoshop/dreamweaver. running games is not my priority

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For those wondering how I played on 2 screens without eyefinity, I used this http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/1021083-how-surround-gaming-without-sli-cfx-2.html
Edited by edalbkrad - 10/18/11 at 7:28am
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As far as I know, if it's a non eyefinity card then you cannot run 3 monitors in any way shape or form.

You would have to buy a second video card, I believe.
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I think you would have to use a mini display port as your 3rd output. If your card does not have one then I dont think you can use 3 monitors.
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You need dp , you cannot hook a 3rd monitor to hdmi regardless of which card
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you can use a hdmi for the third card. the only thing you have to do is make sure you use an active display port(or active mini dp, depending on ur card) for one of the monitors. the other 2 can be dvi, hdmi, or 1 of each
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Originally Posted by DaXxJaPxX;15353651 
you can use a hdmi for the third card. the only thing you have to do is make sure you use an active display port(or active mini dp, depending on ur card) for one of the monitors. the other 2 can be dvi, hdmi, or 1 of each

Do I have to buy an active display port like this?
417qyddZpAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

It costs $32, might be cheaper to just get a pci card like GT520 or FX5500 for additional dvi out
If I buy an HD6850 now, do I still need to buy active display port?
Here's a photo of the back if it helps
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