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bought this card, I have 1 monitor now... its a 23.6 1920x1080, I am about to go buy 2 new monitors, but I couldn't find any with a display port from office depot... (I have $300 gift card to office depot) so my question is, can I run 2x dvi monitors and 1 HDMI? I heard it was possible with CERTAIN cards, but I am not sure with this one, does anyone know, or know how to tell if you can?
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No. You will have to purchase a DisplayPort to DVI adapter for one monitor. One of the three has to utilize the DisplayPort connection or no three monitor setup
    
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I would post this in the graphics card section... might get better results
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from what i read you cant run it like that. i had the same problem with my 5970 so i use 2 Dvi screens and i got a display port adapter for my third screen and it works fine my adapter is Display port 2 Vga. Display port to dvi has to be active and those run from 40-100$ from what i have seen
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from what i read you cant run it like that. i had the same problem with my 5970 so i use 2 Dvi screens and i got a display port adapter for my third screen and it works fine my adapter is Display port 2 Vga. Display port to dvi has to be active and those run from 40-100$ from what i have seen
No. Not correct.

You can utilize any displayport adapter from VGA to DVI to HDMI etc. And they do not have to be active at the resolution you will be playing at. AMD specifically developed adapters that were $15-30 for all connection types to combat NVidia's 3D Vision as it does not require an adapter, but does require dual GPU.

All that to say, at your resolution (1080P) you can buy a DVI or a VGA or whatever and it doesn't need to be active.
    
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So I could run 1 hdmi 1 dvi, and 1 dp?

is there any downside to running 1 HDMI?
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Yes you can, and no there isn't.
    
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It will for the resolution your playing at. That's what I was referring to earlier. All inactive adapters ( and that one's title is misleading ) only support up to 1920 X 1200 @ 60Hz I believe. Any higher than that and you have to fork out for Active adapters that are more expensive.
    
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So that adapter will work for sure on 3 monitors running eyefinity at 1920x1080?
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