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Simply put.

I plan to either, (in 2012... far off yes, new tech then yes, dun care @ the moment, just looking to put together theory, and if it's presently possible if I just went and did it right now).

I plan to either use my present 5770, get a 2nd one. Crossfire them. Use display port on primary in crossfire format. And single display port, to multi port and have 6 lcd's, or led monitors plugged in.

Concept is,

Monitor, Monitor, Monitor
Monitor, Monitor, Monitor

1920x1080 each monitor.
1920x3=5760 horizontal
1080x2=2160 vertical
5760x2160, single monitor, spread on 6 total. (3 horizontal, 2 vertical).

Is this possible, to enable crossfire, and have single display port out, and split in a fashion to 6 displays, as a single display?

Hope this makes sense to most,

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Why don't you run 3 monitors off each card? What's the point of having a 6-to-1 splitter on one DP? Maybe I don't understand CF, but can't you still use all inputs after CF?

I have a 5770 currently and am running 3x1080p monitors in portrait mode (2 on DVI, 1 on DP) for a 3240 x 1920 resolution. I'm already finding the 5770 too slow for my use (and I don't even game)...

I plan on getting a card like the 6950, which can support up to 4 monitors, and then getting another in the future to support more screens. And it'll also be a beast when I want to game on one screen occasionally.
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You can only use a 3 monitor setup with that card and even when in crossfire the primary card can only be used for display.
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^ Is that true for all Crossfire'd cards? That only the primary card can be used for display?

How do you run 6 monitors on one computer? Thanks!
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Why don't you run 3 monitors off each card? What's the point of having a 6-to-1 splitter on one DP? Maybe I don't understand CF, but can't you still use all inputs after CF?

I have a 5770 currently and am running 3x1080p monitors in portrait mode (2 on DVI, 1 on DP) for a 3240 x 1920 resolution. I'm already finding the 5770 too slow for my use (and I don't even game)...

I plan on getting a card like the 6950, which can support up to 4 monitors, and then getting another in the future to support more screens. And it'll also be a beast when I want to game on one screen occasionally.
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You can only use a 3 monitor setup with that card and even when in crossfire the primary card can only be used for display.
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^ Is that true for all Crossfire'd cards? That only the primary card can be used for display?

How do you run 6 monitors on one computer? Thanks!
For indigo995, simply by plugging in more monitors to all the ports ya got on the video card, technically = awesomeness, but doesn't guarentee you can/can't use it. Just means more desk space (physical space on your desk) used, and more icon space, screens to see stuff. (Ever watch csi? various examples there).

I'm curious if crossfire if outputted to (example) triple head to go, but the equiv for display port. As i've seen with the infinity mode, that my card is compatible for, could literally get several display port monitor's. Why not single display out, on crossfire enabled, for a multi screen as "one". ? Why not? Combo the 2, get awesomesauce?

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If you do go the spliter route than i think your going to need screens with DP built in. Other wise you are going to need a Active adaptor for each monitor besides the 2 hooked into the DVI ports.

The newer Display ports do suport spliting off to multiable displays though. It does seem possable... But i think thats for 6XXX cards.

However you current 5770 does not suport display port spliting as far as i know. You might want to look into that. If i am wrong than good for you.
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If you do go the spliter route than i think your going to need screens with DP built in. Other wise you are going to need a Active adaptor for each monitor besides the 2 hooked into the DVI ports.

The newer Display ports do suport spliting off to multiable displays though. It does seem possable... But i think thats for 6XXX cards.

However you current 5770 does not suport display port spliting as far as i know. You might want to look into that. If i am wrong than good for you.
Originally it didn't, however with an update a bit back, it actually does... *wonders, the possibilities of mass wiring a house with display ports...hmm....*

But true, the lcd's would all need display ports (naturally of course). I figured that from the get go. As I recall, splitting hdmi/dvi usually loses signal, while display port, I haven't read if for/against, but perhaps it'll work at least to 6x displays.



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You could always go with one giant card.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129160
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You could always go with one giant card.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129160
oooo purdy, but if I was going to do that, i'd go for the 6000 series... or better...^_^

sexy....

MSI R6990-4PD4GD5 Radeon HD 6990 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

XFX HD-597X-ENFN Radeon HD 5970 BLACK 4GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card
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This beast is a bit cheaper -- I'm thinking about upgrading to this:

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/A...DCII2DI4S2GD5/
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