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July 5, 2014 2:41:15 PM

I'm planning to buy 3 monitors
Dell 24" UltraSharp U2414H

- 2 x HDMI
- miniDisplayPort
- DisplayPort
- 4 x USB 3.0

Also planning to buy a GTX 780 Ti,
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
So I planned to connect a monitor through HDMI, one through DisplayPort but the third one?
I searched everything I could and I couldn't really figure out how I'm going to connect the third monitor?

Deltaco DisplayPort - DVI 20-pin u-u 1 m

For example could this be used? It is a DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual Link adapter (I checked the image and compared it to another thread found here and it is the same and it says DVI-D DUal Link). That would be very cheap choice 15€! I'm not sure if its an active or passive adapter but from what I found here it looks like an active one. Couldn't find any info about this product on the site I'm buying it from. Thanks anyone who can help!

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July 5, 2014 2:45:43 PM

Yup! A Displayport to DVI cable or an HDM to DVI cable will do the job. They are bi-directional so would be able to work the way you are wanting to do. Regardless of whether it is passive or active, it will work as intended. Active cables/adapters were only really needed when using older cards with displayport, or modernl if you're going into UHD resolutions.
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July 5, 2014 2:47:01 PM

SixCoreFiend said:
Yup! A Displayport to DVI cable or an HDM to DVI cable will do the job. They are bi-directional so would be able to work the way you are wanting to do. Regardless of whether it is passive or active, it will work as intended. Active cables/adapters were only really needed when using older cards with displayport, or modernl if you're going into UHD resolutions.

Oh, guess I was reading a bit old threads then :) 
So with this adapter I'm good to go for 3 monitor Eyefinity? Switched to 2 meter long one but its the same deal anyway, thanks for the quick reply by the way!
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July 5, 2014 2:56:24 PM

gtaivplayer said:
SixCoreFiend said:
Yup! A Displayport to DVI cable or an HDM to DVI cable will do the job. They are bi-directional so would be able to work the way you are wanting to do. Regardless of whether it is passive or active, it will work as intended. Active cables/adapters were only really needed when using older cards with displayport, or modernl if you're going into UHD resolutions.

Oh, guess I was reading a bit old threads then :) 
So with this adapter I'm good to go for 3 monitor Eyefinity? Switched to 2 meter long one but its the same deal anyway, thanks for the quick reply by the way!


Yup! That'd do the job.

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July 6, 2014 1:51:53 AM

SixCoreFiend said:
gtaivplayer said:
SixCoreFiend said:
Yup! A Displayport to DVI cable or an HDM to DVI cable will do the job. They are bi-directional so would be able to work the way you are wanting to do. Regardless of whether it is passive or active, it will work as intended. Active cables/adapters were only really needed when using older cards with displayport, or modernl if you're going into UHD resolutions.

Oh, guess I was reading a bit old threads then :) 
So with this adapter I'm good to go for 3 monitor Eyefinity? Switched to 2 meter long one but its the same deal anyway, thanks for the quick reply by the way!


Yup! That'd do the job.


What about daisy chaining? Someone told me the monitors should come with some cables so connect from Video Card DisplayPort -> First monitor DisplayPort, then enable DisplayPort 1.2 on the first monitor. Then connect miniDisplayPort from the first monitor to DislayPort on the second monitor ,and from the miniDisplayPort on second monitor to the third monitors DisplayPort. Would that work also? If it would, then I wouldn't have to buy an adapter

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