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What would I need to plug 2x DVI screens and 1x HDTV into a Radeon HD 6950?

Would a DP/mini-DP to HDMI work for the TV, and then just 2x DVI-cables for the monitors work?


Thanks! smile.gif
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Easiest would be 1xDVI, 1xHDMI and an active DVI-to-DP for the third.
post #43 of 114
Why don't they just use Displayport or mini-DP plugs only for graphics cards, so that we don't need the active adapters? Or would we need them anyway?
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Lots of Radeon GPUs have 4-6 DP connections to obviate the need for adapters. I don't know what model you have, and your question made it sound as though you didn't have one of those models.
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It's my friend smile.gif He has a Club3D HD 6950 2 Gb. I hope they start removing DVI and HDMI, and then just use mini-DP smile.gif
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Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser View Post

It's my friend smile.gif He has a Club3D HD 6950 2 Gb. I hope they start removing DVI and HDMI, and then just use mini-DP smile.gif

and then noone wil lbe able to afford it. lol
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and then noone wil lbe able to afford it. lol

And why would that be? I couldn't imagine mini-DP ports to be more expensive to manufacture and put on a graphics card...
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post #48 of 114
Hi,

I have a question regarding the frequency these active dp adapters are rated for. I saw one by apple rated at 60hz. Are they all rated at 60hz or do they go higher? Such that you could get flickering if vsync is off?

Thanks.
post #49 of 114
Looking for a little clarity.
I'm setting up a 3 display (all samsung TV's with hdmi input) configuration using a HIS 7970 video card. I would have got a dp input monitor, but @40" displays the Samsung TV's was the answer, as told to me by the salesman. As with others submitting to this forum, I can only use 2 of the 3 displays using passive adapters. Active adapters are available on ebay (mini dp --> hdmi (active). None seem to be available locally (Edmonton, Canada). Will such an adapter solve my problem? Or, is it worthwhile trying to use a mini dp -> DVI (active) adapter ---> DVI->hdmi (passive) adapter? will either or both solutions work?
Thanks in advance. and thanks to all who have posted very intelligibly on this post.
post #50 of 114
I didn't find this question in the thread, (although admittedly I was just skimming) do monitors that plug directly into the display port need any sort of active adapter? I would assume not, but you never know.
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