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Originally Posted by ikem View Post

though if running only 1080p on all 3 eyefinity monitors, and utlizing dvi and 2 mini display ports, you only need 1 active adapter. The other display port to dvi can be passive.

yes this.. basically 2 outputs on your card are decoded inside the card the third needs to be active ( decoded in the adapter ) ( same with 3..4...5... all need active adapters. unless you are using display port on your monitor as well. then you need no additional adapters.
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post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

You can use up to four (4) 7950s in Crossfire / Eyefinity.

You have all information HERE AMD Eyefinity FAQs

You need to plug them all in the same cards (the first one obviously)


I prefer:
  • CENTER-DVI
  • LEFT-Display port (with DP to DVI active adapter)
  • RIGHT-Display port (with DP to DVI active adapter)

Example




TSM106 is right though, easiest and cheapest is this:

Prepare yourself to pay A LOT for monitors with Display Ports, its just better and cheaper and easier to get an active adapter


typo

If you can afford 4 (or 3) 7950's you can easily afford monitors with displayport. Something like a Dell U2312HM can be had as low as what $250?

Also not sure how an active adapter is "better" I could understand maybe just as good (although imo not using an adapter would be better) but not better.
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post #23 of 27
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If you can afford 4 (or 3) 7950's you can easily afford monitors with displayport. Something like a Dell U2312HM can be had as low as what $250?

Also not sure how an active adapter is "better" I could understand maybe just as good (although imo not using an adapter would be better) but not better.
It's better because it's cheaper and you can get IPS monitors for under 200 bucks. 5ms response time and not 8ms that the Dell is
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416308,00.asp
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It's better because it's cheaper and you can get IPS monitors for under 200 bucks. Most 300$ displayport monitors aren't IPS only 500$ screens are
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416308,00.asp

What?I got my dell 2312hm for 165 euro tongue.gif
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post #25 of 27
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If you can afford 4 (or 3) 7950's you can easily afford monitors with displayport. Something like a Dell U2312HM can be had as low as what $250?

Also not sure how an active adapter is "better" I could understand maybe just as good (although imo not using an adapter would be better) but not better.

You are right, I didn't meant better, what I meant by this is easier and cheaper.

I have 3 x 1440p monitors and to have 1440p with display ports would kill my wallet.
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post #26 of 27
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I have a VS247H-P and I really love the monitor and the way it produces colors. It has a 2ms response time (Grey to Grey). I belive the normal response time is 5ms. Haven't noticed any input lag or anything. I was planning on getting two more of those.

Free REP. lol
Edited by RavageTheEarth - 4/4/13 at 9:48pm
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Lmao, why you repping ppl who have no idea?

Because I have no idea......
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