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Which DisplayPort adapter?

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August 1, 2013 1:33:16 PM

I am getting the Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition, I am going to be doing Eyefinity, but I would liek to knwo what Adapter I should get for it? weather to get the Sapphire one wto go with the card or a better one?

can you recommend better or others?

Budget 40GBP

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August 1, 2013 1:38:18 PM

you need an active mini displayport to whatever connector you want to use, it has to be an active adapter otherwise the monitor will not work.
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August 1, 2013 1:40:44 PM

Could you recommend one?

and what makes it active?
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August 1, 2013 1:44:35 PM

active means that the adpater converts the display port signal to the signal of the output you want.

with a passive adapter the signal is passed through the displayport port for the connector you want to use so no conversion is happening (card may only have one dvi or a hdmi connector but lots of display port connecters).

on AMD cards only two legacy connections are supported (VGA/HDMI/DVI) so you need an active displayport adapter for a non displayport monitor

i cant really reccomend one but they are all around £20

something like this should be fine http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-Mini-DisplayPort-Activ...
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August 1, 2013 1:48:31 PM

mushibu09 said:
and what makes it active?

What makes something "active" is the presence of some sort of chip to perform a necessary function integrated in the cable/adapter.

The signaling on DisplayPort is different from DVI/HDMI so a transceiver chip is required to "translate" DisplayPort signaling and format into DVI/HDMI.
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August 2, 2013 1:07:10 PM

Thank you all been a massive help.
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