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Thanks, it's a very good price!
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Are you able to run 3 displays discreetly with a single ATI card? I know when you have eye-finity setup, it treats the 3 screens as one large display so when you maximize a window, it will fill all three screens and not stay in just one screen.
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Ok I'll post my set-up to make people see that you can have all you want with a 6850/70 up to 4 monitors

you can make 3 of them in extended desktop

but you need some things befor

mini DP to DP ( included with saphire card and other I think )
DP to DVI or VGA

and double those connectors for 4 monitors . =
arround 50$ for a DP-VGA or DVI ( 80-145$) for 3 monitors
roughly 100-200$ of connectors for 4 monitors

Edited by Marc-Olivier Beaudoin - 3/6/11 at 10:13am
    
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Are you able to run 3 displays discreetly with a single ATI card? I know when you have eye-finity setup, it treats the 3 screens as one large display so when you maximize a window, it will fill all three screens and not stay in just one screen.
He wants 3 separate screens instead of 1 big screen.
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get a gtx 580 and a gt 430, you don't need sli just another nvidia card
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get a gtx 580 and a gt 430, you don't need sli just another nvidia card
GTX 580 is a waste of money really, until you need the power for one, you'd save money buying a new GPU.
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post #17 of 32
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Guys, I know what eyefinity is. I don't need eyefinity 101 explanations.
And if I want to, I can always enable it. In fact, I already tried it out on dual monitors. Even though the gun is split in half and most games don't support it, it's kind of cool.

But I'll still use a 3 monitor setup instead of eyefinity.

And, I'm leaning towards the 6970 for $330 on Newegg instead of a $520 GTX 580.

Or I could wait for the 6990 / crossfire 6970.
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i had a question on 3 monitor eyefinity setup also, i have 2 1680 res monitors and 1 1920 1080 one. can i get all 3 monitors to extend to make 1 big screen, and what connector options do i have? do i need dp to dvi, and for other 2 monitors i can use dvi and dvi for each? or can someone explain this better plz
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i had a question on 3 monitor eyefinity setup also, i have 2 1680 res monitors and 1 1920 1080 one. can i get all 3 monitors to extend to make 1 big screen, and what connector options do i have? do i need dp to dvi, and for other 2 monitors i can use dvi and dvi for each? or can someone explain this better plz
I have this precise setup(2 1680X1050 monitors and 1 1920X1080)...when you make a group for eyefinity you can set the resolutions for all screens, but you will not be able to go higher than your lowest resolution monitor....(in my case 1680X1050)...so in essence I have a 5040X1050 eyefinity setup...

I use two of my DVI connectors for two of them... Then I use a mini DP to DVI adapter to run the third....In a eyefinity set up..you MUST use one of the DP ports, regular DP for the 5000 series...and the mini DP for the 6000 series, to do this...
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Guys, I know what eyefinity is. I don't need eyefinity 101 explanations.
And if I want to, I can always enable it. In fact, I already tried it out on dual monitors. Even though the gun is split in half and most games don't support it, it's kind of cool.

But I'll still use a 3 monitor setup instead of eyefinity.

And, I'm leaning towards the 6970 for $330 on Newegg instead of a $520 GTX 580.

Or I could wait for the 6990 / crossfire 6970.
HD6990 will be around $600 most likely.
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