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Can I use only the Display Ports to connect 4 monitors in an Eyefinity setup?
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I believe so.
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post #4 of 11
you can run 4 monitors off of one card, so that would use pretty much all the outputs on most cards. the display port adapters will need active (powered) adapters to run monitors.
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post #5 of 11
AFAIK the monitors can only be plugged into the main card to use eyefinity. This shouldn't be a problem as long as you have presumably 2 Active DVI to Display Port adapters and just use the other 2 as display port. Crossfire should run just fine, as long as you use the bridge, hope this helps.
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post #6 of 11
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I have the bridge setup and its ready to go, but I made a post a few days ago about mixing DVI and DP and having screen tearing.

What are the "active (powered) adapters" you're talking about?
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post #7 of 11
Running a 4 monitor setup with crossfire msi 6970s and works fine off one card just had to get to active DP to DVI adapters. You can have 3 for eyefinity and have the 4th in extended mode.
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post #8 of 11

Nvidia SLI Surround and AMD Crossfire Eyefinity are different;

 

Eyefinity will work if all 4 monitor connected to the first primary card which is part of crossfire configuration.

 

This will work;

 

VE278Q, HDMI > HDMI > 6970

2312HM, DVI > DVI > 6970

2312HM, DisplayPort > DisplayPort - Mini DP > 6970

2312HM, DisplayPort > DisplayPort - Mini DP > 6970

 

Edit:

 

6970 is capable to run Eyefinity 4 (4 Monitors)

 

 


Edited by Ken1649 - 1/24/12 at 4:49pm
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post #9 of 11
Why not just use 2 dvi?
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post #10 of 11
No, you can either run 3 monitors with eyefinity enabled or run all 4 off of the 2 cards but no eyefinity. Any 2 gpus can run 4 monitors if they have enough ports.
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