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Hey everyone, I recently purchase a XFX 7970 Ghz edition and wanted some answer to a couple of questions. I have search the forum and others before hand but just want to be crystal clear.

My card has 2x mini display 2 DVI and one hdmi. I want to create a eyefinity setup 3x1 + 1 (3 monitor as eyefinity and one extended which is my tv). So since my monitors does not have a mini displayport I'm going to have to shop around for an Active* mini displayport to hdmi adapter for one of my display, my question is if I were to use the other mini display port would I need another active adapter or can I now use passive? I'm just confuse because I have seen this statement alot "Eyefinity requires an ACTIVE adapter to enable a third monitor".

Thank You

P.S. I understand I can just use the dvi for one of the monitors and save myself money but I prefer utilizing the mini displayport because I have seen some post by others that they get screan tearing when doing that combination of dvi + mini displayport.
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To use 4 screens, you must use both mini-DP. Both connectors must also be Active. One of the DVI and HDMI share a connection and will not work at the same time. You will have to use 2x DP + 2x DVI, or 2x DP, 1x DVI, 1x HDMI. This is, in my opinion, stupid, but that's how it works.

Anyway, AMD has a list of active adapters of all kinds for you:
http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-dongles.aspx
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