I would like to have 3 monitors hooked up to my pc for development purposes. I currently have 2 22" monitors that i have connected via the 2 DVI slots provided on my Graphics Card. Now, to get the third monitor, will i be able to just get a 'Y' splitter and hook them up that way? or do i need to get another Graphics Card, (which is fine, because then i would get a duplicate 6950 and then connect them via crossfire, and have 4 monitors ^_^) but for right now im looking at the least expensive route to achieve 3 monitors.
EyeFinity (3 monitors) requires the use of the DisplayPort. You have two options:
1. Buy a monitor that has a DisplayPort connection.
2. Buy a monitor that does not have a DisplayPort connection, but you will need to by an Active DisplayPort to DVI adapter.
CrossFiring two video cards will make them act as a single video card so at most you can only connect 3 monitors. If you install another HD 6950 and do not setup CrossFire, then you can have up to 6 displays.
EyeFinity (3 monitors) CrossFiring two video cards will make them act as a single video card so at most you can only connect 3 monitors. If you install another HD 6950 and do not setup CrossFire, then you can have up to 6 displays.
This is actually wrong. The 5000 series this was true but the 6000 series you can connect up to 5 if you have the right card. I have 2 6950's and the primary is running 4 monitors so I can maintain X-fire on with 4 monitors. I will go grab another monitor to verify the fifth but there are 5 active outputs on my ASUS Direct CUII cards.