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USB to VGA Adapter work for Eyefinity?

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February 24, 2012 6:36:41 PM

What exactly are you wanting to do?The adapter you listed is a completely separate Video card and probably would not be any good for gaming.
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February 24, 2012 6:42:07 PM

That was just an example, but! I was wondering since where I live it is very hard to find a Display Port to VGA cable to run three monitors would a USB to VGA work?
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February 24, 2012 7:05:20 PM

Hi Xlack - I am assuming you refer to three or more monitor eyefinity with the 6970 in your sig. I am also assuming that your particular 6970 uses miniDP and not regular-size DP.

That USB vga card would not work for eyefinity. You could probably use it to give you three monitors in windows desktop but I wouldn't recommend it.

For a miniDP this is what you need for eyefinity if you are in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Accell-B101b-002b-Ultraav-Displayp...

If you look at the below-linked AMD eyefinity validated dongle page you will see the Accell B101b-002b is listed as a validated ACTIVE miniDP -> VGA adapter despite Amazon not specifically saying it is active in their listing. See: http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-don...
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February 24, 2012 7:44:15 PM

larkspur said:
Hi Xlack - I am assuming you refer to three or more monitor eyefinity with the 6970 in your sig. I am also assuming that your particular 6970 uses miniDP and not regular-size DP.

That USB vga card would not work for eyefinity. You could probably use it to give you three monitors in windows desktop but I wouldn't recommend it.

For a miniDP this is what you need for eyefinity if you are in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Accell-B101b-002b-Ultraav-Displayp...

If you look at the below-linked AMD eyefinity validated dongle page you will see the Accell B101b-002b is listed as a validated ACTIVE miniDP -> VGA adapter despite Amazon not specifically saying it is active in their listing. See: http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-don...



Thanks for the help! Next question I have is will this one work? (I know its made for Mac's but a Mini Displayport is a mini displayport) http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MB572Z/A
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February 24, 2012 9:00:26 PM

I wouldn't. There is a guide in the graphics and display forums describing eyefinity issues and setup questions. While the general post doesn't recommend doing DP -> VGA, I personally haven't seen an issue (but it's been a year since I used a DP - > VGA adapter). If your monitor must have VGA then the Accell adapter should work for you no problem. A few posts down in that thread Hugo mentions his Apple miniDP -> VGA adapter not working. I wouldn't get the Apple one, get the Accell.

Here's the guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/344343-33-eyefinity-s...
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February 24, 2012 9:22:55 PM

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February 24, 2012 9:49:50 PM

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