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2 cards working together, with eyefinity.

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March 6, 2014 3:38:11 PM

Ok so i want 2 cards to work together. How do i run my monitors. (2-3) Monitors.
is this even possible to have both cards work together all the while having the monitors hooked up to one or both cards?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 6, 2014 3:57:04 PM

You need a DisplayPort to connect three monitors to one 5000 series card, which that particular one doesn't have, but you can connect two monitors to any of the three ports.

So 3x1 Eyefinity is out of the question, but it's primarily used for gaming anyway and not needed for adding screens to your desktop. If you have another PCI Express slot on your motherboard, you can put in another GPU and add monitors to it.
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March 6, 2014 4:06:04 PM

Depending upon the video cards involved, you need a pair of the same video cards. Then use the SLI or Crossfire cable between the cards. Then connect the monitors to the card in the primary PCI Express slot.

The Manufacturer site states that it supports Crossfire, but I do not see a Crossfire connector on the board. It is stated to support two monitors. Also you would need a motherboard that supports Crossfire.
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March 6, 2014 4:08:33 PM

hapkido said:
You need a DisplayPort to connect three monitors to one 5000 series card, which that particular one doesn't have, but you can connect two monitors to any of the three ports.

So 3x1 Eyefinity is out of the question, but it's primarily used for gaming anyway and not needed for adding screens to your desktop. If you have another PCI Express slot on your motherboard, you can put in another GPU and add monitors to it.


I am going to run 2 of the same card
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March 6, 2014 4:10:36 PM

terry4536 said:
Depending upon the video cards involved, you need a pair of the same video cards. Then use the SLI or Crossfire cable between the cards. Then connect the monitors to the card in the primary PCI Express slot.

The Manufacturer site states that it supports Crossfire, but I do not see a Crossfire connector on the board. It is stated to support two monitors. Also you would need a motherboard that supports Crossfire.


http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_...
Here is my board
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March 6, 2014 4:23:13 PM

It doesn't state support for either SCI or Crossfire.
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March 6, 2014 4:59:15 PM

You can't crossfire 5450s, but it wouldn't solve the problem of connecting more than 2 monitors to a 5450 without a displayport, anyway. For 5000 and 6000 series at least, crossfire treats 2 or more cards as one card, you can only use the connectors on the first card, and if you connect more than two monitors at least one of them has to use displayport.

In your situation, you should be able to plug in the second card, and connect one or two additional monitors to it. They will be considered separate displays -- not eyefinity -- but it shouldn't matter in your situation anyway.
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