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there are videos all over youtube of people doing it without using eyefinity as usual i will figure it out myself thanks
    
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Get a 4850x2. Has 4 DVI ports on it and it's a monster (more or less now)
thankyou that's the kind of answer i needed not "just buy the most powerful card on the market" you get a rep for that
    
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quadfire is more than possible but you dont need to use quadfire to display multiple monitors and it scales horribly... you have to use each card individually in order to display on more than 2 monitors

edit: this card can support up to 6 monitors at once.... not the cheapest option but probably the easiest- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-888-_-Product
Edited by twich12 - 1/29/11 at 11:29pm
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post #24 of 30
A 4850x2 would be your best option or a 3870x2, 1 card can run 2 monitors. So a dual GPU card can run 4 monitors.
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quadfire is more than possible but you dont need to use quadfire to display multiple monitors and it scales horribly... you have to use each card individually in order to display on more than 2 monitors
that is what i was planning to do put up to 4 cards on the mobo and connect monitors to each individual one that will work right? then what i wanted to do this will perhaps explain the equal or greater power to 2 x 5770s is use the 4 cards in quadfire for one monitor for gaming. the part i didn't realise which is maybe confusing some of you as to what i wanted to do is that i would have to turn crossfirex on or off the change the use characteristic between multimonitor multi tasking and single monitor gaming performance.

will this work?
    
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quadfire is more than possible but you dont need to use quadfire to display multiple monitors and it scales horribly... you have to use each card individually in order to display on more than 2 monitors

edit: this card can support up to 6 monitors at once.... not the cheapest option but probably the easiest- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-888-_-Product

yes i have this on order for my business computer
http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FATI-Radeon-HD5870-Eyefinity-6-Edition-%2F220727926368%3Fpt%3DPCC_Video_TV_Cards%26hash%3 Ditem336468de60&h=60f52
    
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sounds like it should work, that 1 5870 eyefinity 6 edition would be a lot easier though give it a try and if you are having trouble setting it up im sure you could come on here and open a thread that describes the problems.... i mean your just going to be putting the cards in, putting bridges on and then enabling and disabling xfire right? should work fine but quadfire scales like walrus trying to climb a tree and who knows what kind of driver issues may arise... and if you only need 4 monitors why not just use 2 or 3 cards?
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i actually have 7 monitors to use lol i thought i would ask about 3 to be conservative to see how it's done and that blew some peoples heads off lol,
i probably won't use all 7 i just wanted to know how to do it and if it was possible without using eyefinity.
    
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It's possible, but your CPU is going to bottleneck the cards so much it isn't even funny...
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when 2d multitasking?
i am using low end cards for my sig rig multi monitor set up (home computer).
the 5870 is for a flight training device for my new business that is a 2600k machine or will be once the parts arrive.
    
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