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Three monitors on 5850CF. How to do?

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April 30, 2012 6:38:50 AM

Hello, my plan is to have three hdmi monitors hooked up with eyefinity for guild wars 2. My problem with that the card only has two hdmi slots. Does this mean I will have to hook up the 3rd monitor using its DVI connector or can I hook the 3rd monitor to the second GPU.

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April 30, 2012 7:10:13 AM
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You will need to hook all 3 monitors to one gpu for eyefinity. For eyefinity to be enabled you MUST connect the 3rd monitor via the displayport. If you do not have a monitor that is displayport capable, you will need an ACTIVE displayport adaptor. A list of approved dongles can be found in this link.
http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-don...

hugostiglitz also put together an 'eyefinity set-up guide' that can be found here.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/344343-33-eyefinity-s...

Hope this helps. Good luck.
April 30, 2012 7:32:18 AM

with that series card,I believe on mine I had to have 2 in dvi and one with active display port adapter.Again,all 3 have to be plugged into the primary cards.

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April 30, 2012 8:32:32 AM

EDITED.

Thought it was 2 hdmi ports on my card while it was 1 hdmi and a displayport. I feel stupid now.
April 30, 2012 10:34:40 AM

ConflictWY said:
EDITED.

Thought it was 2 hdmi ports on my card while it was 1 hdmi and a displayport. I feel stupid now.

Don't feel stupid. Eyefinity scared me too at first. Make sure to get an Active displayport. WARNING, they aren't cheap! At least $30, The Active ones are @$100.
May 20, 2012 8:15:25 AM

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May 20, 2012 9:59:49 AM

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