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How to connect monitors for eyefinity?

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Ive got 3 DVI only IPS monitors i would like to hook up for the eyefinity surround thing like i use with nvidia, im thinking of buying a 7990 with 1 DVI and 3 mini DP. I have 1 accessory monitor i would also run. Ive read online i will need active adaptors and they are like $30 each.... Now so i would just hook up my 3 eyefinity monitors to the DVI port, and 2 of them to active adaptors, and then could i run my 4th non surround monitor off the passive mini-dp to dvi that would come with the card?

i could buy like 2 of these http://www.amazon.com/Active-Mini-Dp-Dvi-Adapter/dp/B004CV9YMI and all 4 of my screens would work with the 3 DVI only screens in eyefinity?
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Basically for Eyefinity, you can use two screens using any connectors, and every additional screen has to be a DisplayPort (Mini or normal) with an active adapter.

If you are using different connectors and even different brands of the same type of adapter, there is a risk, that you might get screentearing. I had it using HDMI and two mini DP to HDMI active adapters, and with 3 mini DP to HDMI adapters of different brands. (On HD6870 and HD7990)

3 of the same adapters from the same company fixed it.

I dont know how Eyefinity would handle setting up the Eyefinity groups with the adapters/connectors you list. In theory it should work. 1 group with the 2 adapters and the direct DVI connection and the utility screen on the side outside the eyefinity group. But I only have experience with 3 screens in the same group with the same adapters, so dont take my word as gospel in that respect.
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