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What connections will I need to get to hook up four monitors to crossfired 6970's ?

I ordered the Asus VE248H monitor
and the XFX 2gb 6970's

I want to do a 3x1 configuration.


If not possible, what is needed to connect the three in eyefinity ?
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post #2 of 19
depends on the exact cards but you need to be able to connect the outputs of a single card to the monitors
    
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post #3 of 19
Wouldn't you need 2 DVIs and a display port (or mini-display port) to 2 DVI active adaptor. Unless you have a display port monitor that is.

Edit: NVM...didn't see the gfx cards were crossfired.
    
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post #4 of 19
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=7091949 Is the cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236102

Is the monitors.


FOUR (4) monitors. I am understanding this can be done on crossfired cards? otherwise I have an extra monitor ordered
Edited by TDS - 2/14/11 at 6:31am
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post #5 of 19
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I appreciate the replies, but so far I know as much as I did when I asked the question. I have googled and researched some, but the information is confusing. Even ATI's site is lacking in information.
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post #6 of 19
you will need 1 displayport (or mini display port adapter), and 2 dvi plugs. OR you can get by with a VGA to displayport adapter (accel makes one). voila.
post #7 of 19
I believe what you can do is run 4 monitors off the main card. in this case you need mini-display port to dvi adapters

actually hook up 2 monitors via dvi, 1 by hdmi and get a mini-dp to vga adapter for the 4th monitor
    
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX View Post
I believe what you can do is run 4 monitors off the main card. in this case you need mini-display port to dvi adapters


that is what I understand from ATI's site that it is possible.

That I would run two monitors with the DP ports, and then I am not sure, but I think can use both the DVI ports as well on the card?

I ordered two mini dp to DVI adapters thinking that if I went with those and the two DVI ports that I can get a 3x1 configuration.
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by TDS View Post
that is what I understand from ATI's site that it is possible.

That I would run two monitors with the DP ports, and then I am not sure, but I think can use both the DVI ports as well on the card?

I ordered two mini dp to DVI adapters thinking that if I went with those and the two DVI ports that I can get a 3x1 configuration.
3x1 implies 3 monitors in a single row. where do you plan to put the 4th monitor
    
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX View Post
3x1 implies 3 monitors in a single row. where do you plan to put the 4th monitor
Plan to put three in row, and one up top. and use this http://www.mountedconcepts.com/1-ove...0-d28-b13.html
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