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Can This System Run Eyefinity?

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March 8, 2010 2:36:23 PM

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


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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2010 2:41:15 PM

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).
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2010 7:06:48 PM

Depends on if you want to use the displayport for a third monitor, displayport to DVI requires the active signal convertor which is expensive.
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a c 86 U Graphics card
March 8, 2010 9:04:44 PM

but displayport to vga works with passive adapter which is cheap.
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2010 9:26:02 PM

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)
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March 8, 2010 10:05:49 PM

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?
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2010 10:29:44 PM

Are the unrecognizable ports of similar size to HDMI?
If so then they are DisplayPorts.

Yes, 1 5770 can run 3 monitors, however 1 must be DisplayPort or VGA.
The 5770 CF is for purely performance.
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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2010 3:43:28 AM

archy17 said:
This one 5770 card can run the three monitors correct? Its just recommended to get a second 5770 with Xfire to have better performance?

Yes and Yes

http://www.ixbt.com/video3/images/giga-6/gigabyte-5870-...

The two on the right (on top of each other) are called DVI, which I assume are the ones you do not recognize. The middle is the HDMI, and the left one is the DisplayPort which you mistook for HDMI.
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