A friend enlightened me about eyefinity and I am very impressed. I have a relatively new system and was wanting to know if anybody could tell me for sure that it could run eyefinity decently. I was told it would be able to run it I am just not sure if the system specs are capable of running it a level that is tolerable. Here are the system specs:
Processor: Intel Core i7-860 processor (8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
RAM: 8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz-4x2GB
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Yes you CAN run it. You may have to drop some of the detail settings and things like that at such a high resolution since you are running a 5770, but you can run it. The bottleneck in your system is definitely the 5770 as the rest of your system is very solid, so if you wanted to improve eyefinity performance, you'd need to upgrade the 5770 to a 5850 or 5870, or add a second 5770 (probably the best option as you're running an socket 1156 CPU so you've probably got a crossfire capable board already).
That displayport to VGA is actually active, but it looks like a passive displayport to DVI (I think its because VGA is analog and doesn't need the extra power connection for clocking and stuff, but thats just a guess)
I looked on the back of my computer and I see two HDMI ports and Two ports that I do not recognize. The HDMI ports are right next to one of the ports that I'm not sure what it is. then below that one is an identical port.
This one 5770 card can run the three monitors correct? Its just recommended to get a second 5770 with Xfire to have better performance?