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Need a bit of advice regarding multiple VGA monitors and using adapters.

I recently acquired small monitor from an office clear out with the same vertical resolution as my main, although it's a 4:3 ratio rather than widescreen. I have them both connected to the DVI ports on my 5870 using adapters.

I want to know if I can use a Display Port - VGA adapter for the main monitor and use DVI - VGA adapters for the smaller ones if I buy another.
Some sources say that Eyefinity will work with VGA and some don't. Some say you need to have expensive active adapters, and some say that all DP - VGA adapters are active (even the cheap £10 ones).

I don't currently have an Eyefinity setup in the Vision Engine Control Center, but do have the resolution extended onto the second monitor. Some games are happy to run at the extended resolution of 2390 x 768 but as you would expect it looks bloody weird.

I have what appears to be a reference design Asus 5870 with some voltage tweak ability. It has a single Display Port, two DVI and an HDMI.
Not sure if the DVI's are -D or -I, or one of each.
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....Cant you use the 2 dvi ports that are on the card>? That's how I hooked mine up but my resolution is 3840x1080,I once tried hooking up a 720p monitor to go along with my 1080p ( it didn't work well ) looked even worse hehe! ...If you were setting-up eyefinity you would use 2 dvi for 2 screens then the 3rd would run on mini display port adapter (active) I believe>? .....All iam confident in is if you use different resolutions it would look terrible if your trying to do eyefinity,if its just for browsing and so forth maybe u can get away with it?
Edited by nz3777 - 6/4/13 at 9:48am
     
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Looking good. Wish I had that much desk space ti run a couple of 26" screens lol

I use both DVI at the moment, but I'm looking to get a third monitor. When I setup an Eyefinity display group, it works well even though the horizontal resolutions are different. Its just pointless because simple extending the desktop works flawlessly.
Not sure if I will need to create an Eyefinity group for three monitors though.
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Thanks bud:cheers:......Are you using windows 7 or 8? Yeah my Amd engine suite didn't allow me to create an Eyefinity group until I had same size resolutions ( like u said extended desktop) that's what I did but mine were way off size wize 1 was 38 inch and the other 24 inch I just kinda wanted to see how it would look lol.Iama thinking about trying to remove the Bezels off these monitors but iam kinda scared not to mess anything up,maybe get a stand so I can have that Panaromic view or whatever its called? 1 more monitor to go then a I need a decent stand
     
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Using windows 7, and one of the older drivers (12.6 i think) for this old 5870.
Suspect because they have the same vertical res, theres no problems scaling any images.
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I see your running an FX as well huh>? What model? If you can post a picture iam curious to see how your games look!?..... I wasn't successful maybe it works better for you? What kinda games do you play mianly? The reason iam asking is my personal outlook on the whole multi-monitor thing yes its cool, but if you play flight sims like I do you will have a blast with eyefinity! Its really cool for simulators,flying,racing and so forth! ( my opinion) even shooters are fun biggrin.gif:D
     
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I've not tried Skyrim over both monitors as it would just look weird. But World of Tanks works well. And Star Trek Online thanks to its fully customizable HUD.
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