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Hey there,

So, I want to go Eye-Finity, mainly because of games like F1 2010, rFactor, Bad Company 2...

So I was thinking of purchasing 2 more Acer H233H so that I have all 3 monitors the same brand and model. They are 1920x1080.

Now, I have few questions...

1. My Acer H233H do NOT have Display-Port input, would it be possible to still make Eye-Finity work? If so, how?

2. Would an HD6970 2Gb be enough for 3 monitors? Or would I need to add a 2nd HD6970?

3. Any suggestions?


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1st: Yes it is possible. You have to buy an "eyfinity validated" adapter. If it's not eyefinity validated, it's either not gonna work or it's gonna have issues. I'm talking about DP to VGA or DVI adapters. These usually cost from 30 to 120 dollars each. DP to VGA is probably the wisest choice, since they are usually found for cheap. NOTE: The adapter MUST be eyefinity validated. If you have doubts, check AMD's site for the list of supported adapters.

2: A single 2gb 6970 should work somewhat fine if you don't play crysis or metro. It should be able to max out BC2 smoothly...

3: No

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1st: Yes it is possible. You have to buy an "eyfinity validated" adapter. If it's not eyefinity validated, it's either not gonna work or it's gonna have issues. I'm talking about DP to VGA or DVI adapters. These usually cost from 30 to 120 dollars each. DP to VGA is probably the wisest choice, since they are usually found for cheap. NOTE: The adapter MUST be eyefinity validated. If you have doubts, check AMD's site for the list of supported adapters.

2: A single 2gb 6970 should work somewhat fine if you don't play crysis or metro. It should be able to max out BC2 smoothly...

3: No

Whoah, 120? That's almost what another Acer H233H would cost me...

Would the quality from VGA to DVI be significantly better? If so, I would rather use DP to DVI.

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DP to VGA should have no real quality difference compared to DVI. My second monitor is VGA. Just as good quality as the main one. Just make sure you use a proper VGA cable. A modern one. Doesn't have to cost more than a couple of dollars, just make sure that it isn't like a worn down 15 year old one.



And there are DP to DVI cables for 30 dollars also. They're just not as common as the DP to VGA cables
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DP to VGA should have no real quality difference compared to DVI. My second monitor is VGA. Just as good quality as the main one. Just make sure you use a proper VGA cable. A modern one. Doesn't have to cost more than a couple of dollars, just make sure that it isn't like a worn down 15 year old one.



And there are DP to DVI cables for 30 dollars also. They're just not as common as the DP to VGA cables
Would this work?

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...nk::15562.html

That's the only one I can actually find here around.
    
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Would this work?

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...nk::15562.html

That's the only one I can actually find here around.
http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/...y-dongles.aspx

I can't see it there. It does say active though. It'd most probably work, but there's a chance that it won't work properly.

IDK... Is the 6970 mini display port or normal DP? If it's mini DP, it'd have to be mini DP to whatever.
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http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/...y-dongles.aspx

I can't see it there. It does say active though. It'd most probably work, but there's a chance that it won't work properly.

IDK... Is the 6970 mini display port or normal DP? If it's mini DP, it'd have to be mini DP to whatever.
I honestly don't know if my HD6970 has a mini DP or normal DP...
    
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I honestly don't know if my HD6970 has a mini DP or normal DP...
If it looks like this picture, they're miniDP.

If the DP connection is more like the size of the HDMI, it should be normal DP.

I dunno.

I suggest waiting for help from other people. I can't help you find an adapter on a site which I can't understand properly


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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
If it looks like this picture, they're miniDP.

If the DP connection is more like the size of the HDMI, it should be normal DP.

I dunno.

I suggest waiting for help from other people. I can't help you find an adapter on a site which I can't understand properly


Yeah,

Looks like it has: x2 DVI, x1 HDMI, x1 mini-DP...

Damn, now I need to find a place where to buy one of those mini-DP to DVI converters

Edit:

Maybe these?

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...le::15561.html
    
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Yeah,

Looks like it has: x2 DVI, x1 HDMI, x1 mini-DP...

Damn, now I need to find a place where to buy one of those mini-DP to DVI converters

Edit:

Maybe these?

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...le::15561.html
Google translator makes the page a mess. What does it say about eyefinity?

Does it say that they would work?
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