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DisplayPort to HDMI Cable instead of an adapter?

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November 26, 2013 3:17:34 AM

Hi :) 

I have a few questions regarding an eyefinity setup that I wanted to try.

So, tonight I purchased a third monitor and an adapter (that was not an 'active' adapter) to finish my 3-monitor setup and to use eyefinity with some games, Only to find out that I need an active adapter to get my setup working.

I will be going back to the store to get my cable refunded tomorow morning, now my question is, instead of purchasing an active adapter, would a Displayport To DVI (or HDMI) cable do the job or does this need to be 'active' as well? Or am I better off ordering a active adapter?

*Just some info about my setup*

- I have a PowerColour 7850 graphics card (exact same model as this Powercolor Graphics card
- I have forgotten the model / name of my monitors but they have a DVI, HDMI and VGA port.
- I am using the catalyst command centre application to setup the eyefinity.
a b C Monitor
November 26, 2013 6:06:55 AM

Hi, It has to be an active adapter:
# The first two monitors can connect to the graphics card with any display output on your product: HDMI, VGA, DVI or DisplayPort.
# The third (or greater) display must be connected to the graphics card via DisplayPort.
# If your monitor does not have a DisplayPort connection, you will need an inexpensive active DisplayPort adapter for it. DVI to DP adapters can be had for less than $30 USD.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefini...
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November 26, 2013 11:30:53 AM

alexoiu said:
Hi, It has to be an active adapter:
# The first two monitors can connect to the graphics card with any display output on your product: HDMI, VGA, DVI or DisplayPort.
# The third (or greater) display must be connected to the graphics card via DisplayPort.
# If your monitor does not have a DisplayPort connection, you will need an inexpensive active DisplayPort adapter for it. DVI to DP adapters can be had for less than $30 USD.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefini...


Thanks for your reply,

So just to confirm, something like this wont work, I need an active adapter?
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a b C Monitor
November 26, 2013 12:48:07 PM

No, it won't work.
You need something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's even cheaper. Not sure about the length.
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a b C Monitor
November 26, 2013 1:47:36 PM

Yes, it should work. It's an active adapter. You will also need a cable DVI to DVI.
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