Solved

Some help on Hardware Suggestions for Eyefinity.

Im thinking about getting 3 brand new monitors, all 3 of them being (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7674734&sku=A466-2425).

Currently I am using 2 Viewsonic Displays,
(http://www.viewsonic.com/us/vx2450wm-led.html) and
(http://www1.viewsonic.com/products/archive/vx2433wm.htm).
I am also using an XFX AMD Radeon HD 6670 (http://shop.amd.com/us/Manufacturer/XFX/Detail/GraphicCard/HD667XCNF3), and I would not cry at replacing this.

I wish to replace both of the displays for several reasons, the first in being that the displays, while both being viewsonic, do not line up properly even when attached to an even bar on the stand i am using, one being much older than the other, I am also very interested in the thin bezzle which is being offered from this new display, and of course the refresh rate and native display.

The problem I am running into, and one that I do not yet have experience with at the moment, is in whether or not to display port? my current graphics card does not have a display/mini display, and I will not mind replacing my card, as I have been looking at the sapphire 7950/7970 area everyone has been raving about. My current card has VGA, DVI, and HDMI only, I currently run eyefinity/extended with VGA and DVI, which seems to work fine on a technical aspect, except for the fact that the monitors are so glaringly different on refresh/color contrast.

Can I run these 3 without a GPU Upgrade?
Should I get a 2nd 6670?
Which card should I buy if not/if I decide to anyways?

I do not care one bit if I am running games on lowest possible settings, I do in most games anyway, even if I am totally overpowering them. Unless of course, it becomes a competitive disadvantage in doing so. While its true, I do play some graphics hogs like Skyrim, and I would enjoy blasting a 3x1 eyefinity display of Civ5 right out of the water, I am doing just fine in Guildwars2 on Medium settings @ 60FPS with my current setup.

AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor
12.0 GB DDR3 1600(OC)
XFX Radeon HD 6670
Asus Sabertooth 990FX (1 used and 2 open GPU Slots)
3 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about hardware suggestions eyefinity
  1. That video card would be horrible for 3 screens. Don't even bother with that anymore and get the wonderful 7970 or 280x. A GTX 670 is also good. Civ5 will probably be pretty intensive if you plan on screwing the earth. So replace ur card.
  2. Which connectors can/should I use? The problem I see with the graphics card I want (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8140415&CatId=7387) Is in the connectors.

    The monitors have 2 x HDMI and 1x VGA Only.

    The Graphics card has 1 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort (does not say mini), and Dual Link DVI-I/DVI-D.

    What is the best way to run these cables? Should I use an adapter? Do you have a better graphics card solution?
  3. Best answer
    Patrick Gavigan said:
    Which connectors can/should I use? The problem I see with the graphics card I want (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8140415&CatId=7387) Is in the connectors.

    The monitors have 2 x HDMI and 1x VGA Only.

    The Graphics card has 1 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort (does not say mini), and Dual Link DVI-I/DVI-D.

    What is the best way to run these cables? Should I use an adapter? Do you have a better graphics card solution?


    There are tons of adapters like this http://www.amazon.ca/DVI-D-Male-HDMI-Female-Adapter/dp/B001VOD6Q4/ref=pd_cp_ce_0

    You should probably go HDMI as that is future proofing your monitors.
Ask a new question

Read More

Viewsonic Hardware Displays Graphics Monitors