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I just noticed you have the 5970 card . in that case i think you need a mini dispayport adapter.
Good call, although it might be tricky to find these on the cheap. It'll be easier to find a min DP to DP cable and use an adaptor at the end of that. Not to mention it'll give you some extra cable length which can be useful with multi monitor setups.
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What about this Atlona DVI to Mini Display Port Converter?

Or are you saying find a cable that does mini display port to display port, then plug at into a USB powered Accell AV Display port adapter like the one on ebay?

The box comes with what looks like a mini DP to HDMI adapter which I am pretty sure doesn't help me.
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Do you really wanna spend $149 on a damn connection device?

get the $20 adapter and a mini dp to dp cable.
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Sure I would rather get the $20 dollar adapter. Even if I use a mini dp to dp cable, wouldn't I still need to plug it into an active display port adapter? The only $20 adapters I can find are passive adapters which I can't use with more than 2 monitors. (unless the 5970 mini dp adapter is different)

If you mean some other kind of $20 adapter, please point me to an example of what I need.

As far as mini dp to dp I found this cable: http://www.censuspc.com/product-pr-10604.html But it is Male to Male / I am thinking I need a Male to female cable?

This really shouldn't be so confusing.
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I already have, 12h ago in this same thread
It's not a powered adapter although it is somehow still active, or at least it works in eyefinity and has had lots of reviews stating it does.
Edited by Infrabasse - 3/29/10 at 10:59am
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Ahh got it, http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

I thought that being a passive adapter it would not work with 3 monitors. I'll give it a try as it is definitely cheap enough to give it a shot. I'll also need to search monocable for a mini dp male to dp female cable.
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Ok, I think I got it. There does not seem to be a mini dp to dp cable at mono price. So I guess I will go with:

Mini DisplayPort Male to DisplayPort Female Adapter

To convert my mini dp to a normal dp.

Then I'll plug this dp male to dp female cable into it.

Then at the end of the cable I'll plug the DP (DisplayPort) Male to VGA Female Converting Adapter with built-in chip

I could get away without the cable but displayport adapt to displayport adapter to VGA cable could put alot of stress on the 5970's tiny mini displayport.

It's hard to believe this is what us 5970 users need to do to use eyefinity.
post #238 of 3943
Well if u had a DP monitor you could use a single cable.
Be grateful you don't need a 2nd video card to hookup your third monitor.
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post #239 of 3943
True that.

I may have gotten a DP monitor if the price was decent and I knew they existed. Anyway, now that I figured out what I need, I got it all ordered and on the way from monoprice @ $40 with 2-3 day shipping.

Thanks for the help.
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You're welcome
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