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I just received 3x ve248q monitors to get my eyefinity setup going. Sadly, and much to my dismay, they do not include displayport cables but do have a display port on them.

I called asus and after I got to level 2 they tell me I need an ACTIVE display port cables for eyefinity.

That said, the 10' displayport --> minidisplayport cables at monoprice are $6 each and some of the reviews say they work on DELL monitors just fine for eyefinity. See this page:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...mat=4#feedback

When I asked the monoprice person they say "these will NOT work for eyefinity" yet there are quite a lot of reviews that say they do. Which is it?
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I believe the reviews are more credible as they've tried the combination first hand.
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I believe the reviews are more credible as they've tried the combination first hand.
I'm leaning that way too, and for $12 for 2 its not that big a risk, its more a time waster if it does not work.

Are dell monitors special in any way compared to my asus in terms of connectivity?
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I don't believe they are.
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Well, i ordered 2 of the minidisplayport to display port 10' cables for $13.91. Hopefully they work! I'll report back to this thread with my results.
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Mini DP to DVI
DP to DVI
I'm not home right now so i can't remember off the top of my head which one I bought but, $6 seems pretty cheap for an active DP cable so idk if that one will do the trick but good luck with it.
Edited by DayzaStarr - 10/28/11 at 1:22pm
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Mini DP to DVI
DP to DVI
I'm not home right now so i can't remember off the top of my head which one I bought but, $6 seems pretty cheap for an active DP cable so idk if that one will do the trick but good luck with it.
Well I googled and I really couldn't find an active displayport cable. The thing is, I always thought the adapters needed power because they required power in converting the signal. That is, something like what you linked. But I could be wrong on this.

The product I ordered had 3 reviews all saying they used the 10' cable with eyefinity setups, but all 3 were with dell monitors.

In theory I don't really need to adapt anything. Are cables now powered, even if they aren't adapting anything?
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Just wanted to come back to this thread and say the 10' displayport 1.1 cables worked perfectly! $14 and I have enough room to move my monitors as far or as close as I really want too. Excellent value, thanks monoprice!
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