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Please help with connecting 3 monitors

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September 2, 2012 7:09:12 PM

Hello,

I'm thinking of getting the Sapphire 7870 2 GB GPU which has 1xHDMI, 1xDVI, and 2xminiDP. I have one monitor with DP, HDMI, VGA, and DVI ports, one monitor with DVI and VGA ports, and one TV with an HDMI port. I am wondering if it is possible to connect these monitors to the card in this way:

Card DVI -----------> Monitor DVI
Card HDMI ----------------> TV HDMI
Card miniDP --------------> Monitor DP

Apologies if this has been answered already. I tried using the guide, but couldn't find this combination there.

Thanks for reading :) 

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a c 291 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
September 2, 2012 7:11:11 PM

Yes it will work.
September 2, 2012 7:15:45 PM

Thank you! I forgot to mention that one monitor and the TV support max resolution of 1920x1080 and one monitor supports max res. of 1440x900.
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a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 7:16:04 PM

In order to connect 3 monitors, you need at least one of them with DisplayPort-capable panel -- as you have one, then it should not be a problem.
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
September 2, 2012 8:12:48 PM

Sartoris36 said:
Thank you! I forgot to mention that one monitor and the TV support max resolution of 1920x1080 and one monitor supports max res. of 1440x900.


That doesn't change anything :) .
September 2, 2012 9:13:28 PM

OK, that's great to know. One thing still bothers me, though: is it necessary to use an active adapter (mini DP to DVI) or would a cabel (mini DP to DP) work just as well (for a monitor that has both DP and DVI)? I know this might sound dumb, but I just want to make sure. :) 

September 2, 2012 9:23:01 PM

I'm also not sure if the miniDp-DP adapter that comes with the card is active or not. I can't find this info on their site...
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
September 2, 2012 9:32:23 PM

The active adapter is only needed if monitor doesn't have a DP port. Mini DP to DP will work without any active adapter.
September 2, 2012 9:38:52 PM

Thanks for the reply! :) 
a c 291 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
September 2, 2012 9:41:51 PM

No problem :) .
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