I am looking to buy a single graphic card to run a 6 monitor setup. I currently have 4 Samsung 2442BW displays which are run by 2 nVidia cards. I'm buying 2 more of the same monitors and instead of getting another power hungry card I thought it might be possible to use a single one.
I mainly do software development so advanced 3D features and the like is not really important - I'd much rather just have 6 dual-link DVI-D outputs and low power consumption.
Can a single mini display port be converted to a dual-link DVI-D output? And can you recommend a specific card?
has 6 mini display ports. So I was thinking that I could just convert each one to a dual-link DVI. Do I really need Eyefinity? Although it looks fun in gaming I like the OS to actually see the 6 independent screen for easier window management
well yeah yours is a pro card, the eyefinity6 cards basically had just 6 mini-dp outputs, the use of the eyefinity Single Large Surface thingie isn't mandatory, would run just fine as 6 independent displays as well...
and if you only do like coding, I doubt whether you would actually need a pro card.
but still active adapters will be needed for dp-dvi conversion...
THey had the 5870 eyefinity 6 edition card that was a 5870 capable of running 6 displays from the single card -- ( INFO LINK ) -- which were just a bit more than the regular edition card and was the cheapest method but those are getting very hard to find.