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I have 2 1920x1200 monitors and a 1440p monitor and 1080p tv.

I've connected the 1440p monitor with dvi, the two monitors i wanted to connect with display port to dvi adapters and the tv with the HDMI.

Now even though i only want to connect 4 displays and not do eyefinity i'm still required to use an active display port adapter? Whats with this bull?

Anyway my question is if i buy 1 single link active displayport adapter am I able to use the second monitor with the displayport --> dvi adapter and the TV with HDMI?
    
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So having eventually found the right question to ask on google it seems two active single link active displayports are required.

So I need to spend another £45 on two adapters....

Sux.

Question: Can NVIDIA 680 run 4 displays on all 4 of its ports without need for apapters.
    
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Check this out

Seems awfully complicated .. or is it just me ?
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So i found a way around it.

Using my z68 mobo, 2 display connected to that and 2 on the gfx card, minor issues only this way. Things like 1 monitor connected to the mobo needs turning off then on again to show display otherwise its all good.

Seems like AMD have hacked at the issue and found a proper solution, instead expect people to buy expensive active adapters. Same seems to go for Nvidia.
    
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My Sapphires came with a whole host of adaptors including active DP to DVI so I did 3 screens with no issues. I could do a 4th with no problems … other than my wife .. she conceded to 3 a 4th would be a tough sell.
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My Sapphires came with a whole host of adaptors including active DP to DVI so I did 3 screens with no issues. I could do a 4th with no problems … other than my wife .. she conceded to 3 a 4th would be a tough sell.

Fortunately not married, yet...biggrin.gif

Considered Sapphire but i hear a whole load of people complaining about coil whine, and the next biggest thing for me was the warranty and rep of the brand.

So i went Gigabyte.
    
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