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1 GB ATI 5870 for Eyefinity

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September 2, 2011 10:59:18 PM

Hello,

I have a 1 GB ATI 5870 card in my Windows 7, 2.67 GHz, i7 920. 6 GB RAM. 64-bit OS. I may expand that 6GB very soon. Just went to crucial.com.

Currently attached I have 1 HDMI monitor and 1 monitor with a DVI adapter, the 17-inch Dell E773c CRT.

I have another 17-inch Dell E773c CRT already, but not hooked up.

What does everyone recommend I do to get Eyefinity? ...................Get a Display Port adapter for the other monitor?

Buy a Display Port monitor?

Buy another monitor and get Display Port adapter?

Had this machine since Nov. Time to fill with memory and get Eyefinity.

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September 2, 2011 11:05:50 PM

DON'T USE CRT! Also, don't game on 1080p per monitor with 1gb RAM on the GPU.
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September 2, 2011 11:53:35 PM

oh 1080p is fine on the 1GB card in most cases and as far as three monitors there are only a few situations where a 2GB card would be significantly better. If you run without AA and AF on the more demanding games you may be o.k as far as memory, though I would recommend adding another card :D .

Anyway, you only need to use a display port adapter if you want a 3rd monitor. For two it is simply a dual display.
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September 3, 2011 8:47:50 PM

Question: What if I bought a active display port adapter and just hooked up the third CRT?
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a b C Monitor
September 4, 2011 5:21:17 AM

Yes that will work just fine for eyefinity. You have to run them all at the same resolution.
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September 4, 2011 8:17:25 PM

Ok, thanks. Wanted to know I could get it to work with an adapter.

I am going to order the active adapter and give it a shot.
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September 4, 2011 8:18:43 PM

Best answer selected by Ray Alexander.
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