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6 monitor eyefinity *all vga*

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May 8, 2013 7:34:42 AM

First of all, I realize that vga is not ideal for this, but I got 6 of the same monitors for dirt cheap and if possible would like to put them all in an eyefinity setup. I do not currently own a video card capable of doing so, and was looking for more advice before I purchased one. So yeah I have six 19" dell monitors that *only* have vga analog inputs. Please someone tell me its possible and what video card would be best for the job. Thanks.

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May 8, 2013 8:01:08 AM

COLGeek said:
No can do. You need digital connections for this to work. Go here for more info:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefini...



Yes you can.... You'd need an eyefinity 6 card and 6 active display port to VGA adapters. I certainly wouldn't recommend it though.

The better question is why does he want eyefinity and if there is a better way to accomplish his goal
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May 8, 2013 8:04:27 AM

unksol said:
COLGeek said:
No can do. You need digital connections for this to work. Go here for more info:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefini...



Yes you can.... You'd need an eyefinity 6 card and 6 active display port to VGA adapters. I certainly wouldn't recommend it though.

The better question is why does he want eyefinity and if there is a better way to accomplish his goal

I guess this could work, but picture quality would suffer and it would add quite a bit of cost (that is why I wouldn't and didn't recommend it).
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May 8, 2013 8:33:54 AM

What I want to accomplish is to be able to play WoW and Counter Strike across the bottom 3 monitors (I have them in a 3x2 array) My current setup has 3 crappy video cards and 2 monitors on each card with extended desktop. Works great for browsing and all that nonsense with some 3rd party display software for the wallpaper and taskbar management. But I want to be able to span my games across the bottom 3. Still a no go?
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May 8, 2013 8:37:52 AM

I would definitely not game with this configuration (all the adapters to VGA displays). What are the specs for the system in question?
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May 8, 2013 8:41:14 AM

asus mobo
i5
16gb ram
2x 120gb ssd in raid 0

as far as video I am going to purchase one to make this work, if possible, but the current 3 cards i have in this machine are crap

Also I really don't mind if the picture quality isn't *perfect* as long as it works across all 3. All the reading and research i've done on this is pretty much leading me to one final solution: get rid of these 6 monitors and buy 3 good ones....
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May 8, 2013 9:00:13 AM

So, it WILL work, but *active* adapters are required. And it will just not be of great quality compared to using true digital connections?
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May 8, 2013 9:07:20 AM

Theoretically, yes, it will work. unskol is right about that (mentioned earlier in the thread). Just know that picture quality will be less than desirable.

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