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So going by the pictures my XFX won't come with mini dp to dvi or hdmi adapters. Does the 7970 still require active adapters? I want to make sure I have all my cabling here when the card arrives biggrin.gif
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According to the Tweaktown unboxing and review, there is one mini DP to DVI in the box. Though I thought that I read somewhere that there would be two. Anyway worst case you will only get one and if you need more they are inexpensive at monoprice. Enough so that you can have a couple spares around.

Just a heads up, if you decide on some DVI cables, get the 28AWG ones as the 24AWG are too heavy duty and do not have much flex in them and can stress the monitor ports on some monitors depending on the clearance.
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So going by the pictures my XFX won't come with mini dp to dvi or hdmi adapters. Does the 7970 still require active adapters? I want to make sure I have all my cabling here when the card arrives biggrin.gif


All reference design 7970 will come with all adapters. You only need active adapters if your monitors have no native DisplayPort to set up Eyefinity. Otherwise, no need, if you are only using one monitor and will have the choice to plug it in to DVI, HDMI or Mini DisplayPort. 
 

 

 

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According to the Tweaktown unboxing and review, there is one mini DP to DVI in the box. Though I thought that I read somewhere that there would be two. Anyway worst case you will only get one and if you need more they are inexpensive at monoprice. Enough so that you can have a couple spares around.
Just a heads up, if you decide on some DVI cables, get the 28AWG ones as the 24AWG are too heavy duty and do not have much flex in them and can stress the monitor ports on some monitors depending on the clearance.

There is one HDMI to DVI in that review.Newegg had a listing for the XFX adaptors I believe.
yes-here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=XFX+adaptor&x=0&y=0
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All reference design 7970 will come with all adapters. You only need active adapters if your monitors have no native DisplayPort to set up Eyefinity. Otherwise, no need, if you are only using one monitor and will have the choice to plug it in to DVI, HDMI or Mini DisplayPort. 

 


What do you suggest i use for my 2 monitors with only DVI and HDMI ports? I use one for gaming and the other one for vertical web browsing.
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Use the DVI and HDMI because thats your monitor native input. If you need the third monitor and if it has no DisplayPort input but DVI, then use the Mini DP to DVI active adapter that included with your card.

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Use the DVI and HDMI because thats your monitor native input. If you need the third monitor and if it has no DisplayPort input but DVI, then use the Mini DP to DVI active adapter that included with your card.

You keep saying that.
There is NO active display port adaptor in this XFX Black Edition or the ref. edition
There is a HDMI to DVI adaptor.Says that in the advertisement.
That being said,no he won't need one if not using eyefinity.thumb.gif
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Sorry, not going to debate opinions over facts that third monitor will not have to have DisplayPort or an active displayport. Facts shall always prevail.

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Sorry, not going to debate opinions over facts that third monitor will not have to have DisplayPort or an active displayport. Facts shall always prevail.

What I was trying to say is he won't need an adaptor for 2 monitors,only if he adds the 3rd.
Edited by Redwoodz - 1/9/12 at 6:23am
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Did I say otherwise? Did I miss something or didn't know?

 

 

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Edited by Ken1649 - 1/9/12 at 6:44am
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