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I've tried:
3 on 1 7970 - 2xDP>DVI and 1 DVI for eyefinity, 1 on a 2nd 7970 (works with crossfire disabled)
3 on 1 7970 - 2xDP>DVI and 1 DVI for eyefinity, 1 on Intel on-board (when crossfire is enabled)

I also tried using an HDMI>DVI adapter in an attempt to run 4 monitors off card #1, but it doesn't appear I can use DP, DVI and HDMI outputs at the same time.

From what I can tell, as soon as I enable crossfire, accessory displays are disabled when plugged into an ATI card, whether it be the 1st or 2nd card. Windows and CCC don't see that monitor. With CF enabled, the onboard works fine, besides monitors getting resized+repositioned when going into full screen games. This issue was not present with my primary GTX275s, and when I tested some 560tis and 670s.

I can't find a solution other than physically moving monitor cables around to get the accessory display to work with CF enabled and then to run 3+1 off ATI cards with CF disabled.

ok it seems like you're triggering a fault likely inside windows more then the actual AMD drivers, you need to disable your intel gpu and use your main card solely, so two DVI (or DVI + HDMI) and two DisplayPorts, if you have a card with only one displayport you will need a hub.

combining gpus from different brands (AMD, intel, Nvidia) creates conflicts and various faults so you never want to do this sort of thing, even nvidia's optimus tech (intel iGPU + dedicated) is an absolute horror... multiple AMD cards is not guaranteed to work with a combination of surfaces as the complexity is simply too messy for the driver code to manage efficiently and safely.
   
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post #3182 of 3943
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EVGA has one now that is $100 after rebate IIRC. It might be $80, $100 retail or something like that.

If I get new monitors I've been considering using an MST hub. I could even do 3x2 if I get 3 more 1280x1024s.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1437364/accell-club3d-mst-eyefinity-displayport-hub-now-available-in-the-usa


EVGA has confirmed this is not meant for Eyefinity nor Surround gaming. Its more for professionals needing single large resolution using multiple monitors. I know someone did trigge Eyefinity but using display port to active dvi adapters. In the end, might as well invest in the Accel or Club3d which is guaranteed for Eyefinity. Go to the last three pages where we discussed this heavily.
post #3183 of 3943
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1437364/accell-club3d-mst-eyefinity-displayport-hub-now-available-in-the-usa


EVGA has confirmed this is not meant for Eyefinity nor Surround gaming. Its more for professionals needing single large resolution using multiple monitors. I know someone did trigge Eyefinity but using display port to active dvi adapters. In the end, might as well invest in the Accel or Club3d which is guaranteed for Eyefinity. Go to the last three pages where we discussed this heavily.


Hm. Interesting. I was under the impression that all MST hubs were more or less the same(you have 3 individual monitor signals going through it). I figured EVGA was not saying made for Eyefinity because of licencing/validation-the cost savings had to come from somewhere.
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Thought i'd share this 3 x1 + 1 all 1280 x 1024 combined res of 4152x1024 for the main eyefinity panel. running off a single Asus matrix platinum hd7970 now, first had it running on an 5850 and a nvida for the utility screen but with W8 it f'd up the drivers too much.

i'm really pushed for space so I made a custom wall bracket for the 3 and hung the Dell upside down off the cupboard above biggrin.gif

us 5:4ers gotta stick together. We're a dying breed. Nobody appreciates the 'square' monitors anymore.

Here's a shot from couple years ago. Don't have anything recent.
 
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post #3185 of 3943
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us 5:4ers gotta stick together. We're a dying breed. Nobody appreciates the 'square' monitors anymore.

Here's a shot from couple years ago. Don't have anything recent.

Yeah man! nothin wrong with 5:4 biggrin.gif the 3x1 set cost me £100 as new boxed I'd love to go wider but just dont have the space thumb.gif
post #3186 of 3943
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The best solution I have found for running the 4th or 5th accessory screen is to just run it off my mobo video output.

You are a genius Thank you! I dunno why I always assumed that by using a card it disabled the Mobo outputs, A little faffing around in the bios + getting the intel drivers to kick in and my 4th is up! deus ex now recognises the eyefinty res happy days! biggrin.gif:D Sometimes its the simplest solutions that are the best thumb.gif
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You are a genius Thank you! I dunno why I always assumed that by using a card it disabled the Mobo outputs, A little faffing around in the bios + getting the intel drivers to kick in and my 4th is up! deus ex now recognises the eyefinty res happy days! biggrin.gif:D Sometimes its the simplest solutions that are the best thumb.gif

I run eyefinity from my 7950, and Accessory screen from my 8800GTS
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I run eyefinity from my 7950, and Accessory screen from my 8800GTS

Pre W8 I ran mine off an old dell/nvidia but with w8 D2d for desktop it totally borxed it up. Good excuse for a new build biggrin.gif
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Yeah man! nothin wrong with 5:4 biggrin.gif the 3x1 set cost me £100 as new boxed I'd love to go wider but just dont have the space thumb.gif

I just feel 48:9 or 48:10 is just too wide. The only time that aspect ratio works well is if the game supports multiple view ports, like 'render each screen separately" in iracing. Otherwise it is just too stretched.

For space what if you mounted your computer case sideways on a small shelf on the wall or put it under your desk? My current setup was designed for a long, shallow closet that I did not use, so about the only part of my setup that stuck out into the room was the leading edge of the desk and my chair. I'm planning on rebuilding the desk to put the case under it, and more of a sim-pit setup. I started on the idea years ago but didn't get past the initial planning stages.



 
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You are a genius Thank you! I dunno why I always assumed that by using a card it disabled the Mobo outputs, A little faffing around in the bios + getting the intel drivers to kick in and my 4th is up! deus ex now recognises the eyefinty res happy days! biggrin.gif:D Sometimes its the simplest solutions that are the best thumb.gif

No problem, glad I could help.

That's one reason I have always suggested people get the mobo with the screen outputs. Almost all new chips have a built in gpu. Weather it's used for an extra screen or as a backup for if your gpu dies it is well worth the small extra cost for it to be usable.
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