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Hey guys! So my avid Xboxer as a friend is giving me two of his LP Flatron displays. That means I have the recommended amount of displays to pull off evefinity! All three monitors have a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and are "similar" in size. What is the "situation" you may ask? Well none of the monitors have mini display IN ports, and my GPU only has two DVI and one mini display OUT ports. So I am looking for a MiniD - HDMI solution, and if I do find one will this work for Eyefinity?
    
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Yes, that is actually required for Eyefinity. All Eyefinity set-ups require atleast one monitor to run off of a DisplayPort and that all the monitors have the same native resolution. A quick Newegg search for Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter yielded these results:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...hdmi&x=21&y=25

Enjoy Eyefinity though, it really is a game changer!
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You need an active display port. There are several DP but some are passive and it won't allow you to run eyefinity. I purchase this DP adapter from Amazon,

, and eyefinity is running great!
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You need an active display port. There are several DP but some are passive and it won't allow you to run eyefinity. I purchase this DP adapter from Amazon, Amazon.com: Accell B087B-006B UltraAV Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Single-Link Active Adapter ATI Certified (Black): Electronics , and eyefinity is running great!
Is the cable THAT small?
    
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Yes, that's why it's called a mini display port. The one i link to you is DP to DVI but there are others that goes to VGA. Either will work depending on your monitor.
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At 1920X1080 and lower resolutions, an active adapter is not required. see here
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You need an active display port. There are several DP but some are passive and it won't allow you to run eyefinity. I purchase this DP adapter from Amazon, Amazon.com: Accell B087B-006B UltraAV Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Single-Link Active Adapter ATI Certified (Black): Electronics , and eyefinity is running great!
Oh ok I get this, this is a adapter XD. I am an idiot if you have't gotten the memo.

So basically I am supposed to get three DVI cables, connect two to the DVI ports on the GPU and then to the DVI ports of my monitors, than I connect the adapter to the Mini Display Port of my GPU and then connect the last DVI cable to the adapter and then the third monitor.
    
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There's suppose to be a sequence to eyefinity. One of them is the setup I'm using, DVI, HDMI, DP to DVI. There's another sequence that work also but I can't remember. You might want to google "how to setup eyefinity" and there should be several websites that explain it in detail.
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