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Amd eyefinity 4 dvi monitors

Hello!

I have a qustion i cant find the answer to.

I have a Dell XPS 8300 with a dual AMD Radeon™ HD 6770. I also have 4 monitors with only dvi and vga. The connections on the card is: 2 dvi, 1 HDMI and one DisplayPort. I have understood that there kan only be connected two legacy monitors at once. So i connect two displays to the dvi connections. I have also understood that if you want to connect more legacy monitors you can connect them to a DisplayPort using an active DisplayPort to dvi adapter. My question: how to i connect the fourth display? Is it possible to split the displayport; or can i use the HDMI via some kind of active adapter?

 

Another question: The discription of the card says that you can connect up to five monitors. How could i do that if i had four monirors with displayport.?
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hannehalvorsenhaugen
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jamietonerCommented:
The 6770 that you have only supports 3 monitors, for the 3rd monitor you need an active display port adapter. There are 3 versions of the 6770 some support 3 monitors,some support. 4 then there are the special editions that support 5. The 6770s that support 5 monitors have 5 mini displayportsand no HDMI or dvi ports
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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
Hi,

You would need Eyefinity 4 or 5 cards to support more than 3 displays.

Another posibility would be to use a DisplayPort to DVI Splitter such as this:

http://uk.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/Triple-Head-DisplayPort-to-DVI-Multi-Monitor-Adapter~SP123DP2DVI

However at £199.00 (~$300.00 US), it would be cheaper to buy a new video card!

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire__hd6770_flex/

The EyeFinity FleX can drive up to 4 monitors and is $130.00 US or so but will require an active DP to DVI adapter to drive the 4th - these will be in one large surface area configuration with the dual-link DVI socket driving 2 monitors.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
Hi,

The other option would be something like this:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-201-XF

You'd need another 3 DP to DVI active adapters, however, in order to drive all 4 DVI monitors.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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