Originally Posted by E-Peen
I cannot afford a 6990 or any cross fire setups with a 6xxx series card. I can only afford the other two 22" monitors. The reason I think I would sell my 5850s for a single 6950 is because I believe it has relatively the same performance (if not a little better), I won't have to buy an activate adapter or an HDMI cable.
So overall it'll save me money, but I still don't know what I'm doing here. I have no problem keeping both 5850s and only being able to play games on High with like no anti-aliasing enabled and such, but I really also don't like crossfire for many reasons.
You will save another $20-30
for an active adapter if, you get a Sapphire 6950 Flex with built-in DAC to setup Eyefinity.SAPPHIRE FleX 100312FLEX Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Three of your monitors must have either one HDMI, DVI or D-Sub. No need for an Active Adapater. Just get three monitors of same resolution and refresh rate for Eyefinity to work correctly.
1. DVI-DVI-DVI-to-HDMI adapter or
2. DVI-DVI-HDMI or
3. DVI-HDMI-DVI-to-VGA adapter.
If you get a regular 6xxx series, the minimum Eyefinity requirement is one of the monitors must have a native Display Port or you will need a DP-VGA or DP-DVI Active Adapater ($20-30).
Edited by Ken1649 - 11/15/11 at 2:17pm