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2x5970 CrossFire with 3 monitors?

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June 8, 2010 1:19:26 PM

Hey

I know I can attach 3 monitors to single 5970, but what if I get 2x5970 in CrossFire? Can I put more then 2 monitors in CrossFire with this cards or its like nV SLI (double SLI 2 monitors - double without SLI 4 monitors)? Its for workstation (not for games) I just need 3 monitors and I prefer CrossFire then 2 "normal" cards.
June 8, 2010 10:10:07 PM

I had contact ATI support, and I know for sure: in double CrossFire I can attach 3 monitors without any problems and with 2 cards not in CF - 6, so its better in this subject then nV SLI.
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June 9, 2010 4:04:20 AM

I believe you can set up 3 monitors in SINGLE configuration (ie separate desktops) by connecting them to any card.

However, if you were planning on setting up an Eyefinity desktop (ie one desktop displayed over 3 displays) you will have to connect them to the SAME card.

BTY, 2 5970s for a workstation is overkill! Killer setup either way.
June 9, 2010 10:34:54 AM

Little of 3D rendering included and I don't like proffesionals cards =) anyway with single card yes you can connect 3 monitors, and with 2 cards without CrossFire - 6, but if you make them CrissFire then outputs from second card are disabled, so you can still connect only 3 monitors but with +80% performance.
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