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Ok I have hooked main monitor up with another small monitor just to see the effect with two screens. I must say I am intrigued.

I need to know if I need a active mini displayport or if a passive vga adapter will work?

I have this monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254040 currently and will be buying 2 more.

Is this a good monitor for eyefinity setup? Think the bezel is too thick?

I would like to avoid buying three separate monitors just to keep the cost down.

Also if I need a active adapter would you give me some links for a cheap one?

I would also being using my sig rig if you need any info it is located below.

Thanks
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DP -> VGA is active, even if it says passive. Purely digital -> purely analog will always be active.

Just get an adapter advertised as eyefinity validated. Those will work. The ones that aren't, will be risky to use, but info online will prolly reveal you if it's risky or not.
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DP -> VGA is active, even if it says passive. Purely digital -> purely analog will always be active.

Just get an adapter advertised as eyefinity validated. Those will work. The ones that aren't, will be risky to use, but info online will prolly reveal you if it's risky or not.
Thanks but that really didnt answer any of my questions. Does two hooked up digital one analog going to be noticeable?
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Thanks but that really didnt answer any of my questions. Does two hooked up digital one analog going to be noticeable?
Not really. If the VGA cable isn't faulty, the difference is not noticiable.
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Not really. If the VGA cable isn't faulty, the difference is not noticiable.
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post #6 of 35
Go active and go DP - DVI, its only $9 more than a passive/VGA one

This is the one I used, just be careful, they have another one with a white end, thats the passive one. I made the mistake
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post #7 of 35
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What about this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-050-_-Product

I'd rather get it from newegg or amazon.


The monitor doesn't have a DVI on it. Would using a dp to dvi adapter with a dvi to hdmi work?

Or do you know of any dp to hdmi adapters that work with eyefinity?
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post #8 of 35
Is it mini DP or DP? I would use this list to choose, make sure you are looking at an "active" model
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post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by TheLastPriest View Post
Is it mini DP or DP? I would use this list to choose, make sure you are looking at an "active" model
Mini Dp on ati 6870

The monitor has a VGA so I think I am going try one of the cheap $10 passive analog adapters first.
Edited by Hogwasher - 3/31/11 at 10:31am
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post #10 of 35

According to the ATI/AMD website

is the Acell one
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