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ok so lets get this straight, with nvidia you can use up to 6 monitors with 3 graphics card, but in SLI surround mode you can only game with 3 monitors.
as long as u don't game, you should be fine with nvidia. switch to amd if u do game. although i imagine the # of games supporting 6 screens is very little.
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post #22 of 34
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ok so lets get this straight, with nvidia you can use up to 6 monitors with 3 graphics card, but in SLI surround mode you can only game with 3 monitors.
as long as u don't game, you should be fine with nvidia. switch to amd if u do game. although i imagine the # of games supporting 6 screens is very little.
I'm confused. Are you asking or stating this? If you are stating this, I've already gone over this before.
     
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lol... prity much... but i would like it to double as a tv that i can clearly see from my bed ... and 5760 x 2160 =
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I thought it was 6, through the Eyefinity 6 cards. I know the newer HD6000 series now provide an extra odd-numbered combination, which is a 5 monitor setup.

Although it would be interesting if it was possible to multiply those configurations using Crossfire. But you would have to ask the AMD guys about that.
One Eyefinity will run 3 (maybe 6 of the same desktops, but not in Eyefinity, 1 desktop over 6 monitors) you need a 2nd card for the full 6 Eyefinity experience. That's why I offered him the choice of the 5870 Eyefinity as he only wants to run 3 desktops in Eyefinity. No need for the second card with only 3 monitors, except for fps.
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ty... im not much of an AMD guy, so i didnt know there were an eyefinity 6 cards... and that could be amazing if you could get like a 20 monitor panel from quad fire
No, 6 is the limit. Games don't use over 6 monitors. Most games don't even offer that so...
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One Eyefinity will run 3 (maybe 6 of the same desktops, but not in Eyefinity, 1 desktop over 6 monitors) you need a 2nd card for the full 6 Eyefinity experience. That's why I offered him the choice of the 5870 Eyefinity as he only wants to run 3 desktops in Eyefinity. No need for the second card with only 3 monitors, except for fps.
now why would i use this forum if i didnt want the extra FPS? lol... but seriously... thanks for the help

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No, 6 is the limit. Games don't use over 6 monitors. Most games don't even offer that so...
lol... i get this... but if it were posible just imagine gaming on a 5 x 4 panel of 30in monitors ... lol
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No, 6 is the limit. Games don't use over 6 monitors. Most games don't even offer that so...

What were you saying?
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looks like i will probably have to go with AMD for my next GPU update then i need to lean more about them... now i just have one more question... ow many monitors can i fit on my wall? lol ... thanks for the vids
Great. But note that you'll need 1 monitor with a DP input, as the Eyefinity can only use 2 DVI and 1 mini DP outputs, or 1 DVI, 1 HDMI and the mini DP outputs. It has to have that 1 DP cable. However you can buy a POWERED mini DP to DVI adapter if you have no DP inputs on your monitors. They cost $50. The card comes with a Passive mini DP to DVI adapter but that won't work, it has to be powered. (plugged into your wall socket) The card comes with 6 mini DP adapters - to DVI, DP and HDMI but no Powered mini DP adapter. And you can see why costing $50. You can put the $50 towards a monitor with a DP port. They're getting more common as time goes by. A few years ago they were $500-600. Now there as much as a good 24" monitor. = $300 or so.
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I stand corrected. What do you have 2x Eyefinities? And games do offer more then 6 screen Eyefinity??? Didn't know that.
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I stand corrected. What do you have 2x Eyefinities? And games do offer more then 6 screen Eyefinity??? Didn't know that.
not mine.

Not really sure how he did it. I think he has a 5870 powering 3 of the monitors, a 5770 powering 3 more, and then a 5450 powering the last 3. Somehow all of the graphics processing is done on the 5870, which is why it lags so bad. (only 1GB of vram=fail)
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