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ATI crossfire and quad-fire?

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July 15, 2010 6:18:29 PM

I know some will say or ask, why in the he.. do you want to do that, but anyways.

If I run 2 (two) 4850X2 in quad-fire or as stand alone, how may monitors will I be able to run effectively?

19'-22' LCD's at 1680X1050, I think that's the right rez.
I like doing auto-cad and such and the real estate would be really nice. Thanks!
July 15, 2010 7:03:54 PM

in quad-fire you would be able to use only one monitor.

without quad-fire and with 2 4850s, I believe you would be able to run 3 monitors

A more viable soulution for you would to be a 5xxx series card (3 monitors for one card)
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July 15, 2010 7:21:00 PM

You can run six monitors on a 5870 eyefinity edition 2GB card.
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July 15, 2010 7:42:50 PM

jefe323 said:
in quad-fire you would be able to use only one monitor.

without quad-fire and with 2 4850s, I believe you would be able to run 3 monitors

A more viable soulution for you would to be a 5xxx series card (3 monitors for one card)


I'm already running one 4850X2, and I have a chance to P/U another one for about a $100. Yes, I wish I would have got a card that supported eyefinity instead of this card, but it's what I have to build on...
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July 15, 2010 7:45:52 PM

If you're not planning to game, just use extended desktop, I don't see why you can't max out the outputs and have 6 monitors going. But then I don't have experience in that. (In this scenario you wouldn't quadfire, just have 2 standalone cards)
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July 15, 2010 10:46:30 PM

If you don't CF you can have 8 displays, as each 4850X2 has 4 DVI.
Depends on how many you crossfire, you can crossfire 2, 3, or 4.
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July 16, 2010 2:09:37 AM

^+1 for sabot

Each GPU can support 2 monitors so you can run 8. If you crossfire though that number goes down.
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