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I just read on a old thread on Hard Forum that if I buy the Catleap Q270 Monitor with a Display Port, I won't need any dongle but only adapters,

- 1 x Display Port to DVI Dual Link Adapter
- 2 x Display Port to Mini Display Port

So I'll save on the Active Adapters that cost over 100$ (overpriced)
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post #22 of 33
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I just read on a old thread on Hard Forum that if I buy the Catleap Q270 Monitor with a Display Port, I won't need any dongle but only adapters,
- 1 x Display Port to DVI Dual Link Adapter
- 2 x Display Port to Mini Display Port
So I'll save on the Active Adapters that cost over 100$ (overpriced)

Definitely. Get DP monitors, its a no brainer.
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Ok, I now understand everything for doing eyefinity in 1440p, OCN is so great

thanks guys
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post #24 of 33
Considering the very minor price increase when going with an displayport model of catleap against the price of the needed adapters then going with an displayport model of the monitor is the most sensible option.

I just thought that you had already ordered three catleaps with DVI.

As a added bonus, if all your displays are connected with displayport you minimize the risk of having to work around the "screen tearing" that rarely happens if mixing displayport with other signals that need the reference clock signal (i.e., HDMI, DVI or VGA).
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

I just read on a old thread on Hard Forum that if I buy the Catleap Q270 Monitor with a Display Port, I won't need any dongle but only adapters,

- 1 x Display Port to DVI Dual Link Adapter
- 2 x Display Port to Mini Display Port

So I'll save on the Active Adapters that cost over 100$ (overpriced)

 

The above statement/configuration is correct if the Catleap Q270 has DVI and DisplayPort. Because DVI to DP adapter is not guaranteed to work and will cost another $200.

 

If you haven't got the monitors yet then definitely go for Catleap with native DisplayPort and DVI. With non Native DisplayPort at that resolution will set you back over $200. Yes, you need 2 Mini DisplayPort-to-DVI-Dual-Link Active Adapters. The passive adapter is a no go and will not work at that resolution but limited to 1920x1200.

 

Another point to consider, if you are FPS freak with maximum settings, 3 x 1080p will do better with 3x 6970s.


Edited by Ken1649 - 3/23/12 at 12:39am
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3x 6970 with 2 Gb of vRAM should be fine at that resolution. I am running 2x 6770 with 1 Gb of vRAM at 10 megapixels (5400x1920 with 5x HD displays) while his setup would be about 12 megapixels. A 2x 6770 CF is a little bit weaker than single 6970. I must note that with such weak cards at that resolution I'm doing several compromises for getting acceptable FPS, like turning off all AA and in some titles tuning down also bloom and other after-processing effects. Well I'm not a big fan of bloom anyway ofc.

Granted, he will not be able to "max all settings" but that issue will rise more from the amount of vRAM on the cards, not the raw processing power (depending on his tolerance to FPS). What this means is that max AA is out of the question as cards would just run out of memory and when they do that the performance drops off the cliff. Other than max AA the cards should be powerful enough to push all the other sliders to "11". At least in the current games. There is always possibilty that something is released tomorrow that forces everything on the market today to its knees eve at 1920x1080. Currently 2 Gb should be enough to pull off 2x or 4x AA even at 12 megapixels.
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3x 6970 with 2 Gb of vRAM should be fine at that resolution. I am running 2x 6770 with 1 Gb of vRAM at 10 megapixels (5400x1920 with 5x HD displays) while his setup would be about 12 megapixels. A 2x 6770 CF is a little bit weaker than single 6970. I must note that with such weak cards at that resolution I'm doing several compromises for getting acceptable FPS, like turning off all AA and in some titles tuning down also bloom and other after-processing effects. Well I'm not a big fan of bloom anyway ofc.
Granted, he will not be able to "max all settings" but that issue will rise more from the amount of vRAM on the cards, not the raw processing power (depending on his tolerance to FPS). What this means is that max AA is out of the question as cards would just run out of memory and when they do that the performance drops off the cliff. Other than max AA the cards should be powerful enough to push all the other sliders to "11". At least in the current games. There is always possibilty that something is released tomorrow that forces everything on the market today to its knees eve at 1920x1080. Currently 2 Gb should be enough to pull off 2x or 4x AA even at 12 megapixels.

So if you were me you would buy 3 of the catelap?

I don't know if any Catleap has Display port and DVI Dual Link has native.
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So if you were me you would buy 3 of the catelap?
I don't know if any Catleap has Display port and DVI Dual Link has native.

In your position I would get three of these with display-port input and then try to switch out one of my 6970's for the one with 5x or 6x displayport or failing that, try to get Asus version with 2x DVI 4x DP. I went with my current setup for budgetary reasons as when I started about a year ago I was not aware of catleaps and 1920x1080 screens were the ones within my budgetary reach. If the catleaps would have been on my radar about a year ago I would be atm sitting on three of them and saving up for two more wink.gif At this point it would be really hard to sell the idea of even bigger screens to my GF after convincing her a year ago that I'll be sitting on the screens I currently have approx 5 years.

Then again I'm a bit biased against DVI connectors in general bcos in my experience these are mechanically flimsy if you are inserting and removing the connector on daily basis (I carry my PC with me daily to work and to home) - real easy to get "pushed in pin" in these ruining the connector. Displayport is mechanically a lot better in this regard. I like full displayports, mini version is a bit weaker but still better than DVI in my opinion.

At the end of the day ofc you would have to decide yourself depending on your preferences and tastes in this regard.
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I can't find any with Display Port, this is sad, but thanks for the info man but I don't think I will change my video cards anytime soon. I'm like you, I always have to deal with my girlfriend whether or not I can modify my pc. wink.gif
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I can't find any with Display Port, this is sad, but thanks for the info man but I don't think I will change my video cards anytime soon. I'm like you, I always have to deal with my girlfriend whether or not I can modify my pc. wink.gif

I'm not sure if it was exactly catleap, but some of these models on ebay were with displayport. Not DVI + DP but only DP as an input. The DP models were with slight price premium, but cheaper premium than dual link active DVI converter from DP. I think the exact model names should be present in that big thread about these displays.

Nevertheless regardless of the connector three of these should offer you impressive number of pixels for eyecandy. Even if in the future you might have to downgrade some of the eye candy the sheer amount of pixels is, in my experience, more immersive than "all ultra" settings in most games I have tried.
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