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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 2:56:25 PM

Hey guys, I recently bought a PowerColor PCS+ AX6970 (got it for $250 on open box WOOOT). Looking at the card, It has two DVI outputs, 2 Display ports and 1 HDMI output.

Am I able to get an HDMI to DVI adaptor and run eyefinity 3 monitor setup with just using those three ports? That would be freaking awesome cause then I don't have to worry about getting a display port adaptor or anything too crazy. HDMI to DVI adaptors are cheap too!

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a c 128 U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 3:18:20 PM

You'll need to get a DP to DVI adapter. You just need a passive adapter if you're running 1920x1200 or less:

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

--- EDIT ---
I take it back... powercolor's product page says otherwise...

http://powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=310

From the product page:

AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPortTM connectors, and/or DisplayPortTM compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPortTM or Mini-DisplayPortTM connector(s), are required. SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.


You'll need an active adapter according to this.
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a b U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 3:23:23 PM

ubercake said:
You'll need to get a DP to DVI adapter. You just need a passive adapter if you're running 1920x1200 or less:

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



So that means then that I can't use the HDMI port to connect to a third screen? i absolutely HAVE to use one of the display ports?

edit: ok then.. so what exactly is the point of having that HDMI connection there? Just to plug into a tv set?
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a c 128 U Graphics card
July 14, 2011 3:25:57 PM

phishy714 said:
So that means then that I can't use the HDMI port to connect to a third screen? i absolutely HAVE to use one of the display ports?

Check out my edit. On the Radeon cards, one of the DVI connections share the output with the HDMI connection. So if one's in use, the other won't work. This is where the miniDP or DP comes into play.
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