1920 x 1080 DisplayPort Adapter

It looks like you can use a passive DisplayPort adapter for monitors running 1920 x 1080 or less. Anything higher would need the Active adapter. Can anyone confirm this?

I found the following on Newegg:

BYTECC AP-DPVGA-005 DisplayPort to VGA Cable Adapter 0.5ft (6") w/IC - Retail

Works for Eyefinity

white Reviewed By: on 2/5/2010
Rating + 5
Tech Level Tech Level: somewhat high - Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
This user purchased this item from Newegg

Pros: Works for Eyefinity set ups - at least it did with mine.
Cons: None (yet).
Other Thoughts: Running eyefinity with 3 1920x1080 monitors at 5760x1080 on an ati 5870.

Works flawlessly (so far).

I've read that this sort of passively-powered, active adaptor should work with Eyefinity for monitors with a resolution of 1920x1080 (and with 1920x1200 with reduced blanking). But for higher resolutions you may need to use one of the active-powered (usb) adaptors.
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  1. I own that adapter and it indeed works perfectly.

    edit: A list of validated adapters direct from the ATI website:
    http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-dongles.aspx
    The passive ones limit you max res to 1920x1200 according to the chart.
  2. Paperfox you are on the ball tonight!

    Thanks a bunch for all the help!
  3. Brent_NC said:
    It looks like you can use a passive DisplayPort adapter for monitors running 1920 x 1080 or less. Anything higher would need the Active adapter. Can anyone confirm this?

    I found the following on Newegg:

    BYTECC AP-DPVGA-005 DisplayPort to VGA Cable Adapter 0.5ft (6") w/IC - Retail

    Works for Eyefinity

    white Reviewed By: on 2/5/2010
    Rating + 5
    Tech Level Tech Level: somewhat high - Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
    This user purchased this item from Newegg

    Pros: Works for Eyefinity set ups - at least it did with mine.
    Cons: None (yet).
    Other Thoughts: Running eyefinity with 3 1920x1080 monitors at 5760x1080 on an ati 5870.

    Works flawlessly (so far).

    I've read that this sort of passively-powered, active adaptor should work with Eyefinity for monitors with a resolution of 1920x1080 (and with 1920x1200 with reduced blanking). But for higher resolutions you may need to use one of the active-powered (usb) adaptors.



    I have the 3 monitors set up, all are duplicate and I can create a group with catalyst software but when I get to the arrange part all 3 monitors have blue corners. The 3 monitors remain all the same and I cannot change the resolution to have on screen across the 3 monitors. Help anyone? I have tried numerous set ups. I have the latest drivers for the 5870.
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