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Hi,

I am going to buy 2 more monitors and another 5870 but i want to know if i will have to buy a displayport to dvi adapter. I Think That I Wont need a adapter because between the two cards i have 4 dvi ports

Thanks,

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That isnt how it works. All connections must be to the first card. To answer, Yes you will need to buy an active adapter.
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You will need an active display port adapter unless the monitor you buy has a native display port.
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Actually you do not need an active DP adapter for eyefinity if you are running 1080p monitors and below. For higher res monitors you will indeed need an active DP adapter. This is the one I use for my setup, 5760x1080, and it works very well and it's much cheaper than an active DP adapter.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812270279
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Originally Posted by Valafar View Post
Actually you do not need an active DP adapter for eyefinity if you are running 1080p monitors and below. For higher res monitors you will indeed need an active DP adapter. This is the one I use for my setup, 5760x1080, and it works very well and it's much cheaper than an active DP adapter.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812270279
That will only work if your monitor has a VGA input. Some do not have this. If you dont have VGA, and have DVI or HDMI you will have to have an active display adapter.
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Follow this setup wizard from AMD on how to setup Eyefinity:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/techn...es/set-up.aspx
    
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That will only work if your monitor has a VGA input. Some do not have this. If you dont have VGA, and have DVI or HDMI you will have to have an active display adapter.
The monitor listed in his sig does have vga, so he could use the adapter I listed.
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Well now that you have all that sorted out I know where you can get a like new 5870

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Oh ok,

I will have to buy a adapter. Can't I get a passive dp to dvi adapter because wont VGA Decrease the quailty.

http://www.dabs.com/products/mini-dp...product+search wont this work?
Edited by Mininerd122 - 3/15/11 at 11:27am
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