Solved

Radeon HD 6870 card

Posted on 2011-09-22
9
512 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
How do I get this card to run the max number of monitors?  I am going to put it in when I am done working for the day.  I see two DVI ports, a small HDMI port and two other very small ports.  I think it can run up to 6 monitors.  

I have an analog eMachines monitor, a Samsung SyncMaster T260HD and a HannsG HG191D.  The Samsung has the HDMI and DVI ports, the Hanns has DVI and analog and the eMachines monitor is analog only.  How can I run all three, and, what are my optoins for running a 4th and a 5th monitor? I have to buy more monitors, but want to know what or how to run them.
0
Comment
Question by:wfcrr
9 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:RobMobility
ID: 36583374
Hi,

Regular HD6870s will drive up to 3 monitors using Eyefinity - you can use 2 x DVI or 1 x DVI and 1 x HDMI plus 1 x DisplayPort - the latter can be used with Active adapters to support the 3rd display. In your case you could do 2 x DVI and 1 DP to analogue adapter or you could try a DVI to analogue adapter, 1 x DVI and a DP to DVI or DP to HDMI adapter (active).

Regards,


RobMobilty.
0
 

Author Comment

by:wfcrr
ID: 36583460
Is the DisplayPort the very small port?  So, get a cable for that port and use an Active adaptor?

Also, Callandor in another post had said "you will need a special breakout box or you will have to daisy-chain special compatible monitors ". The other piece of equipment tomake it run 6 monitors, do you know what that is?
0
 

Author Comment

by:wfcrr
ID: 36583466
Sorry, to further clarify Callandors comment, he was saying this card can run 6 monitors with some kind of breakout box....
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:RobMobility
ID: 36583535
Hi,

You can buy AMD cards which support 5 or 6 monitors, but these use DisplayPort (small port like HDMI but with only 1 angled side) so you'd need 6 active adapters or monitors with DisplayPort sockets.

Your card sounds as if it will only support 3 simultaneous displays.

You could add something like Matrox Dual-Head or Triple-Head to go devices on the 2 DVI sockets - that would enable you to drive additional monitors.

Regards,



RobMobility.
0
What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Mohammed Rahman
ID: 36583613
Connect HDMI - HDMI  to Samsung, DVI - DVI to Hans and get a DVI to VGA adapter and connect that from DVI - adapter - VGA to emachine.

0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:RobMobility
ID: 36583659
Hi,

Unfortunately, there are only 3 video controllers in the HD6000 series cards and HDMI and DVI share 1 controller. Therefore, you need to use DisplayPort (plus active adapter, where appropropriate) to drive the 3rd monitor.

Regards,


RobMobility.
0
 

Author Comment

by:wfcrr
ID: 36583687
0
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 250 total points
ID: 36584831
The breakout box is called an MST HUB and still hasn't come out yet: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135244

The compatible monitors for daisy chaining must be Display Port 1.2 compatible, in order to have sufficient bandwidth.
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:RobMobility
RobMobility earned 250 total points
ID: 36585652
Hi,

Something like this would allow you to span one of the outputs across 3 displays:

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SP123DP2DVI-DisplayPort-Monitor-Adapter/dp/B003GS7ILW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316766552&sr=8-1

You'd then connect the Analogue one to a DVI socket via a DVI to D-Sub adapter.

To add an additional monitor to your DisplayPort, you'd need:

http://www.amazon.com/Accessory-B087B-003J-Display-Dual-Link-Adapter/dp/B004N4HDRC/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1316766619&sr=1-10

or

This post suggests a $30.00 unit can work:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/906436-30-active-displayport-dvi-adapter-eyefinity.html

Regards,


Rob Mobility.
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction: When a connection to the internet is established, there always exists a modem between the connected device and the ISP (Internet Service Provider). The Operating System (OS) on your PC controls the modem which communicates with the …
I have purchased two new systems and both are now Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) based. UEFI is replacing BIOS for the desktop PC. It is a Linux based firmware with enough robustness it can communicate with a website without loading …
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now