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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

thanks for clarifying with the gtx 560.
can the 6950 do six monitors?
how big is the difference with the 6870 eyefinity6?
because i could overclock the 6870 to match the speed


 

The only Eyefinity 6 for 6950/6970 is Asus DCII. If your monitors have no Native DisplayPort, the best choice is Asus DCII as compared to 6870 Eyefinity 6. 6870 is in different class from 6950/6970.

 

If you only need 5 monitors, the Sapphire 6870 Flex can drive 5 monitors simultaneously without buying any active adapter for 3 monitors. Because it has additional built-in TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling) and one clock signal.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102924

 

14-102-924-TS?$S300W$14-102-924-Z02?$S300W$14-102-924-Z06?$S300W$14-102-924-Z03?$S300W$

 

 

 

There are many variance of GTX560 Ti can drive 5 monitors off a single card, this one for example;

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162082

 

14-162-082-Z01?$S300W$14-162-082-Z02?$S300W$14-162-082-Z03?$S300W$14-162-082-Z05?$S300W$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Ken1649 - 1/11/12 at 10:30pm
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help deciding what to get for my sig rig.
My HD6850 is maxing everything on my dell monitor but I can only play at high setting 2xAA when I use 3 monitor eyefinity at 4098x768.
These are the cards im looking at, they all go for $290 to $300
Sapphire HD6950 2GB http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=0001&pid=1082
Powercolor HD6870 Eyefinity6 http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?id=332
Gainward GTX560ti 2GB phantom http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=458
would the 6870 be strong enough for 5 monitors? I could grab another 19" for 5 monitor eyefinity.
Can the 560 phantom output 3 displays or do i need to SLI?
My monitors are:
Dell 20" LCD 1600x900
AOC 19" LED 1366x768
AOC 19" LCD 1366x768
AOC 19" LCD1366x768

From AMD's web site under Eyefinity FAQ's
Quote:
Is the 5 x 1 configuration supported?

5x1 configurations are currently not supported. AMD is working on support for 5 monitor configurations which we plan to enable through a future AMD Catalyst™ driver update.

Source

I have seen 5x1 demos but it does not sound like they are commercially supported.
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so the eyefinity 6 cards only have the option of either 3-monitor or 6-monitor eyefinity?
I was hoping to do 5 monitor vertical/portrait.


@Ken1649
thanks for suggesting the sapphire flex but I cant find any local shop selling it. im really itchin for an upgrade so I cant wait for shipping
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Eyefinity 6 will drive 6 monitors without additional multiport adapter. You can drive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 simultaneously using Eyefinity 6 card.

 

 

http://www.accellcables.com/products/DisplayPort/DP/dp_dp_multimonitor.html

 

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hi ken, whats that accel adapter?

Does it work like this:

HD6950 DVI -> monitor 1
HD6950 DVI -> monitor 2
HD6950 DP -> Accel adapter -> monitor 3, monitor 4, monitor 5

Im gonna go grab the ASUS eyefinity6 right after work but if that accel adapter can save me some cash, it might be worth it.
DP to DVI adapter cost $30 here
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hi ken, whats that accel adapter?

Does it work like this:

HD6950 DVI -> monitor 1
HD6950 DVI -> monitor 2
HD6950 DP -> Accel adapter -> monitor 3, monitor 4, monitor 5

Im gonna go grab the ASUS eyefinity6 right after work but if that accel adapter can save me some cash, it might be worth it.
DP to DVI adapter cost $30 here


It will work but it ain't cheap($130). So just stick with onecard  Eyefinity 6. Then again, If your monitors has no native DisplayPort, you will need to buy active DisplayPort Adapter.

 

Because Eyefinity will only supports 2 monitors with 2 legacy device the combination of DVI, VGA or HDMI. Unless you get Sapphire Flex suggested above, can drive 3 monitors without active adapter.

 

 

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Why not crossfire your 6850 with a 6870 Eyefinity6?
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Why not crossfire your 6850 with a 6870 Eyefinity6?

I thought of that but wouldnt it cost like $200 more?
ill need a new PSU and xfire board.

700watt psu = $100
xfire board =$100
HD6850 or HD6870 = $180
TOTAL = $380


HD6950 eyefinity 6 = $316
then i sell my 6850
TOTAL = $180
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I thought of that but wouldnt it cost like $200 more?
ill need a new PSU and xfire board.
700watt psu = $100
xfire board =$100
HD6850 or HD6870 = $180
TOTAL = $380
HD6950 eyefinity 6 = $316
then i sell my 6850
TOTAL = $180

and the fact the 6870 would run at 6850 speeds and there wouldn't be a point to it.. if he was going to XFire he mindswell get another 6850.
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AMD cards are different from Nvidia in SLI.

 

AMD can run at its respective clocks and voltages independent of each other in Crossfire 2 ~ 4 GPUs.

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