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Eyefinity setup with 3 monitors (5870)

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!
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  1. Just to clarify, this is what I'm planning to do:
    http://oscar.nalum.no/dump/monitors.png
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  3. 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=N82E16812186135&cm_re=Display_Adapter-_-12-186-135-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158199&cm_re=Display_Adapter-_-15-158-199-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158228&cm_re=Display_Adapter-_-15-158-228-_-Product

    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"
  4. 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=N82E16812186135&cm_re=Display_Adapter-_-12-186-135-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158199&cm_re=Display_Adapter-_-15-158-199-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158228&cm_re=Display_Adapter-_-15-158-228-_-Product

    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?
  5. ^^ 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...
  6. Whether gaming or not it doesn't change the kind of adapter that is needed. This is what you want;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999030
  7. That would be fine as well, but it is basically the same thing and more expensive.
  8. Thank you all for the helpful responses!
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