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October 19, 2011 12:53:12 AM

I have a Gigabyte HD6950, as-well as 2 screens (1440x900), I have used the two DVI slots on the back and two HDMI ports are remaining, if I was to get a third screen and plug it into the HDMI, will it work properly?
Heard heaps of stuff about needing an active display port adapter, do I need to worry about this?
October 19, 2011 1:39:37 AM

according to specifications - HD6950 can support up to 4 simultaneous displays.

so i dont think you should worry about display ports.

hdmi cables are cheap. go ahead and test it.

display port is for that card is for 6displays.
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October 19, 2011 2:00:40 AM

Actually yes you will need to use the displayport.You can use up to 2 monitors without a display port but anything after that will require a display port.

Your probably thinking of a mini-display port.Regular display ports look almost the exact same as a HDMI port so you probably overlooked it.Your card does have a display port.What you will need is a Display port to DVI or HDMI adapter.

Is this your card?

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

Display port to DVI adapter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 19, 2011 10:51:10 PM

Quote:
Is this your card?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 5&Tpk=6950


Yes, that's it.

So could I not just plug it into the HDMI with a HDMI to DVI adapter?
or do I have to use the display port?

Thanks for your help
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October 19, 2011 11:25:19 PM

Yah I don't understand the logistics of it myself but from what I've read you can't use a regular HDMI port for Eyefinity.It has to be a Display port or Mini Display port.

The adapter I linked above will work.It's a little expensive but it's high quality.
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October 20, 2011 1:41:25 AM

Yeah, thanks man.
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October 20, 2011 1:41:40 AM

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