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Eyefinity setup with 3 monitors (5870)

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October 8, 2010 12:56:58 PM

Hi

I have a ATI Radeon 5870 with 2 monitors connected via DVI:
a: 24" with a resolution of 1920x1080
b: 19" with a resolution of 1440x900

I am getting a third monitor, a 37" with a resolution of 1920x1080 and I want to connect this to my 5870.
According to other threads I've read, I will need to use a HDMI > DisplayPort adapter and connect it to my DisplayPort on the 5870.

What I want to know is simply if this will all work.
Will I be able to extend my display across all 3 monitors using different resolutions?
What sort of HDMI>DP adapter do I need?

Note: I'm not planning on using this for gaming across 3 monitors. I simply want to connect the third monitor (the 37") for watching movies etc.)


All help is appreciated!
October 12, 2010 6:24:05 AM

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a b C Monitor
October 12, 2010 8:41:11 AM

Yes it will work. You will be able to use your 37" at 1080p and you will be able to have different resolutions for all your monitors as long as you're not gaming :) 
I listed a few adapters I found on newegg below for you to go through, most probably anyone of them will work,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But if I were you then I'd go with the Sapphire adapter which is an active adapter made by the company itself.
Your combination for the setup you have is going to be most likely like this
Monitor 1 - DVI
Monitor 2 - Display Port - DP2DVI - DVI
Monitor 3 - HDMI - 37"

or then :
Monitor 1 - DVI
Monitor 2 - DVI
Monitor 3 - DP2HDMI - 37"
a b C Monitor
October 12, 2010 10:32:23 AM

alyoshka said:
Yes it will work. You will be able to use your 37" at 1080p and you will be able to have different resolutions for all your monitors as long as you're not gaming :) 
I listed a few adapters I found on newegg below for you to go through, most probably anyone of them will work,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But if I were you then I'd go with the Sapphire adapter which is an active adapter made by the company itself.
Your combination for the setup you have is going to be most likely like this
Monitor 1 - DVI
Monitor 2 - Display Port - DP2DVI - DVI
Monitor 3 - HDMI - 37"

or then :
Monitor 1 - DVI
Monitor 2 - DVI
Monitor 3 - DP2HDMI - 37"


You know about active adapters yet you listed links to a bunch of them that are not?
a b C Monitor
October 12, 2010 10:48:27 AM

^^ That's cos he doesn't (TheOP) want to game on all three... so it's his choice, he just ought to know he has other options available which are cheaper too...
a b C Monitor
October 12, 2010 11:23:36 AM

That would be fine as well, but it is basically the same thing and more expensive.
October 12, 2010 9:51:19 PM

Thank you all for the helpful responses!
a b C Monitor
October 13, 2010 1:25:38 AM

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