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Regardless of the resolution on the monitors I will power. I am looking to get 5 independent outputs from this card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150574

I understand that at least two of those display ports will have their own internal clocks so there is no point in me getting 5 active adapters to DVI, only 3.


Or am I completely wrong?
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1GB RAM for so many monitors is critically low. you will probably have to run them at low resolution, if you even are able to get it all to work
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Originally Posted by Weedvender View Post

Regardless of the resolution on the monitors I will power. I am looking to get 5 independent outputs from this card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150574

I understand that at least two of those display ports will have their own internal clocks so there is no point in me getting 5 active adapters to DVI, only 3.


Or am I completely wrong?

From the reviews... it certainly sounds like it to me. It has 5 dp, so it can run all five as long as you have the willing active adapters going to dvi. I assume this is desktop productivity stuff, if so no big deal.
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I have two of thise in one machine and easily ran 1080p across 10 monitors. Price is only about $25 per monitor and they are so thin you can stuff them into your system for exteme screen space
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don't expect to game, but for a stock trading or internet poker machine it would work just fine.

notice you say independent ; yea, no problem there


yes, only 3 need to be active
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If you do want to use it, I would recommend this or this to connect your monitors
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Yes it will work just fine.

And at the guy saying with 1GB vram you will have to run them @ low resolutions.... wth?
    
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I should state that I am not gaming. This will be used for three screens and two projectors.
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Originally Posted by Weedvender View Post

Regardless of the resolution on the monitors I will power. I am looking to get 5 independent outputs from this card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150574

I understand that at least two of those display ports will have their own internal clocks so there is no point in me getting 5 active adapters to DVI, only 3.


Or am I completely wrong?


Don't have the exact card in that link to vouch that it will work or not. I got Eyefinity6 card and tested with 4 monitors with native DisplayPort and the other 2 monitors with legacy device using adapter MiniDP to DVI (passive) and the other one to HDMI.

 

The monitor with MiniDP to DVI worked but intermittent got error "Adapter link error". Same to the monitor with HDMI. Both displays were in Extended Mode. 

 

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1GB RAM for so many monitors is critically low. you will probably have to run them at low resolution, if you even are able to get it all to work

Not an issue at all for general desktop work
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Yeah you won't have a problem with it. Should work fine. Although I'd prefer to grab a HD 6850 but, if you're in a budget and it'll be used for work, grab the 6770.
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