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just bought 2 more monitors for eyefinity

#1numberman52Posted 9/5/2013 12:38:36 PM(edited)
not sure about where to plug what
can i plug 2 dvi cables to one card and 1 dvi cable to the other or do they still have to be on the first card only?
also bought a 4$ hdmi cable and was wondering if theres a difference in hdmi cables at all
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#2PanopictonguyPosted 9/5/2013 12:47:39 PM(edited)
It has to be

DVI-DVI-Display Port or DVI-HDMI-Display Port. Unless you have a Sapphire Eyefinity Flex Card otherwise it won't stretch the image across all 3 monitors. It will only recognize 2 at a time.

The price of the HDMI cable doesn't matter. What you need is a High-Speed (1.4 or 1.3) HDMI cable to get the best resolution possible by HDMI. It also has to be supported by the monitor & card.


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#3numberman52(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 1:26:31 PM
my card has 2 dvi ports 1 hdmi and 2 mini dp
would using the 2 dvi + 1 hdmi work or do i need a displayport cable
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#4PanopictonguyPosted 9/5/2013 1:33:27 PM
It needs to be connect by display port.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/Flex/FleX_Eng_apply.html

Look at the images. I have no idea why they did it like that, I guess it's a way to make more money off of people instead of having it support this by default on all cards.
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#5numberman52(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 10:01:26 PM
ah so i cant use 2 dvi + the hdmi?
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#6PanopictonguyPosted 9/5/2013 10:04:00 PM
Not unless you have one of these.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/Flex/FleX_Eng_apply_2.aspx
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#7numberman52(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 10:11:28 PM
guess im stuck buyiung the dp to dvi dongle then huh
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#8PanopictonguyPosted 9/5/2013 10:16:53 PM
As long as one of the monitors supports Display Port you should be fine. And to be Clear you're saying you're going to connect it like this.

Monitor 1 - DVI
Monitor 2 - Mini-DP adapter to DVI.
Monitor 3 - Mini-DP to Display Port

Just having an adapter come from display port doesn't count. It actually has to be plugged into the display port slot on the monitor.
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#9wizardmonPosted 9/6/2013 3:17:16 AM
your adapter should also be an active adapter.
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