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I'm thinking about going with eyefinity now that I have the card for it. What does all of this entail, I've read I might need some display port adaptor?

I can use DVI with a display port? or HDMI/dvi/display port?

Also those of you who have the setup, currently I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9162&Tpk=h233h monitor.

Do you think it would be best buying two more of those, thats going to be like $400. Or if I mixed it with let's say x2 or x3 of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009255 .

Not sure what I want to do, I was surprised to see my 2 year old monitor still at $200 dollars per display still.... Its not even LED which i imagine is more expensive.

I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on the matter, or what you have done for your 3 display setup.
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3x the same panel is gonna look better AND will enable you to use bezel compensation, which is not always available with mixed displays.

You need an active adapter for eyefinity. Anything advertised as eyefinity validated should do. The cheapest functional ones go for 25 dollars or so these days. Unless there have been new advancements. I don't really follow the prices in the USA that much.
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Thanks for the info, Anybody else running eyefinity?

So I can run 1 active display port and 2 through dvi?
Edited by twistedbran - 4/13/11 at 9:09am
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Pretty much you would need an active Display Port to DVI adapter for eyefinity to work.

I would choose the same monitors. Bezel config is the only thing I miss right now.
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Right but do I need one or two active display ports? for the other two monitors? or can I run 1 display port, and 2 through dvi
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You need 1 Active, which means the adapter has to be USB powered. And then you can have your other 2 displays on regular DVI
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Originally Posted by Exile324 View Post
You need 1 Active, which means the adapter has to be USB powered. And then you can have your other 2 displays on regular DVI
This

I am running this setup myself. 1 active DP - plugs into the DP port on the vid card and a power cord goes into a USB slot - and 2 DVI cables.

The only I issue I run into is when my computer goes into sleep mode, sometimes the monitor on the DP connection loses signal and I need to unplug and replug the DP cable. might just be an issue with my adaptor though . . .

Otherwise I love eyefinity.
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