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What connections required for "3x1 Display Group Plus 1 Extended"

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August 6, 2011 7:21:29 PM

Greetings folks,

I'm currently running a pair of VisionTek 6850s in Crossfire. My primary monitor is a 27.5" Hanns-G, but I've scrounged up three older LCD 1280x1024 panels. I want to set up what's referred to in the AMD FAQ as a "3x1 Display Group Plus 1 Extended" setup. The three 1280x1024 panels will be in the Eyefinity display group, with the 27.5" panel as an extended. My goal for this setup is to be able to play both TF2 and FSX; TF2 on the Eyefinity group or extended depending on mood, FSX with out the window view on the Eyefinity group and gauges on the extended panel.

The 6850 has four ports; 2xDVI, 1xHDMI, 1xDP. I understand (and have tried without success) that the HDMI vs DVI is an either/or aka can't use both at the same time.

What do I need to set up this configuration? I'm going to have to order the DisplayPort cables from Newegg (can't find locally) so I want to get it right the first time. The 27.5" panel has DVI/VGA/HDMI ports. The 1280x1024 panels all have DVI/VGA ports.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Regards,
John E.


August 6, 2011 8:04:57 PM

afaik in xfire you need to connect all the monitors into the master card, and as it only has one dp connector thats going to be a bit tricky...

in any case you'll have to wait a while, since there arent any DisplayPort 1.2 Hubs (or proper dp 1.2 monitors that can be daisy-chained together) out yet, they should be launched sometimes 'soon'. Basically you'll connect the hub into the dp on the card and then some of the monitors into the hub, using adapters when needed. ...or that's how it's supposed to work... :p 
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