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Cheap DP to DVI (active?) adapter. Why not?

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Can anyone advise why should I spend 4-5 times more elsewhere when this adapter is selling for $5.00 on Monoprice.com:

Cheap:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Expensive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814999032
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814999030


I am planing to use it in a three monitor set up, Eyefinity on HD 5770 or 6850.
Will this work?


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The cheap adapter doesn't say active anywhere, nor is it Eyefinity certified.

The cheapest active DP adapter you can get (that works) is the $30 Sapphire adapter from newegg.
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
The cheap adapter doesn't say active anywhere, nor is it Eyefinity certified.

The cheapest active DP adapter you can get (that works) is the $30 Sapphire adapter from newegg.
Correction $27!

You're probably right. The cheap one might not work with eyefinity....
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Cheap is cheap for a reason-many horror stories of guys trying to get quality active DP adapters working correctly.You only need one active adapter,the rest can be standard.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by myEZweb_net View Post
Correction $27!

You're probably right. The cheap one might not work with eyefinity....
I can pretty much guarantee you that the cheap one will not work with eyefinity.
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