Eyefinity and display port troubles

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bob_on_the_cob Posted: Fri, Mar 12 2010 2:26 AM

Hey all. Thinking about doing some tax time upgrades. Nothing is final yet, but I am thinking of getting a 5770 or 5830 and rounding out my 22" monitors for 3 22" monitors for eyefinity gaming. Trouble is all the Graphics cards seem to have 2 DVI 1 HDMI and 1 display port. Trouble with that is 22" monitors with display port is really hard to find. I'm wondering if I can use a display port to DVI adapter like this. Will this work with eyefinity?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200457&cm_re=displayport_to_dvi-_-12-200-457-_-Product

Edit after a little more reading looks like they don't work. Does anyone know a way around this issue?

Edit2: Ok so I need a active display port to DVI adapter. Which costs around $100. Killing my budget sadly. Anyone know where I can find a 22" monitor with display port that doesn't cost me $300. I can find normal 22" monitors for $170 shipped. Newegg doesn't even filter by display port. I need 1680x1050 res.

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bob_on_the_cob:
Ok so I need a active display port to DVI adapter. Which costs around $100. Killing my budget sadly.

What about THESE, Bob?

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Sadly no Super Dave. It has to be a active one like THIS. I'm going to look around today and see if I can find a monitor with a Display port connection for a decent price. I'd rather buy a better monitor than waste $100 on the adapter.

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RyuGTX replied on Fri, Mar 12 2010 5:24 PM

Seems like display port is currently available on just the higher-end models right now. Like the Dell 24" Ultrasharp models and up.

 

According to Wikipedia, the supporters are Apple, Dell, HP, NEC, and Samsung. So I assume your best bet to start searching is one of them. I'll try to help out but I got work in a few minutes.

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Yeah that's what I have been afraid of. Very few 22" monitors have a DP. I think I have found a solution though. Some folks over at Widescreen Gaming Forums have claimed to have luck with DP to VGA adapters.

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=17468

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RyuGTX replied on Wed, Mar 17 2010 3:09 PM

bob_on_the_cob:

Yeah that's what I have been afraid of. Very few 22" monitors have a DP. I think I have found a solution though. Some folks over at Widescreen Gaming Forums have claimed to have luck with DP to VGA adapters.

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=17468

Not sure why the user had trouble making it work on his 19" monitor. Anyways, I hope it works out for you. Let us know what happens and some pics would be nice if you don't mind.

 

I tried searching for more Display Port monitors under $300 but to no avail. Seems like it is usually paired up with monitors sporting the IPS panel which jacks up the cost a lot.

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Yeah I don't need the nicer panels. I don't know the difference. I don't do any art of any sort. I have not ordered anything yet. Still got my $850 sitting in the account waiting to be used. Stick out tongue Glad I was able to find that solution though. 2 22" monitors and a 5770 is right at $500. Idk if I wanna get that or the 5830. That would push up to $600.I know the 5770 would handle TF2 just fine, but not Shattered Horizon in eyefinity. Does crossfire work with eyefinity yet? I have 3 PCI x16 slots so I could always upgrade later. Also I overthink things. In case you have not noticed.

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RyuGTX replied on Wed, Mar 17 2010 7:33 PM

Did a quick search as I am not up to date with ATI drivers and it doesn't seem like there is a solid crossfire eyefinity driver. According to a thread on the AMD forums back in mid February, the Catalyst 10.2 notes still recommends users to use the 9.12 hotfix for crossfire eyefinity.

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=262&threadid=128035

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Thanks. I know that at release there was no crossfire, but they said it was coming. I have been so busy as of late I have not kept up with stuff all that well.

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What is the purpose of eyefinity? I am no noob but just wondering...why not buy a good HDTV ? 

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RyuGTX replied on Wed, Mar 24 2010 2:34 AM

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What is the purpose of eyefinity? I am no noob but just wondering...why not buy a good HDTV ? 

You could start a new thread and pose that question. You would probably get more responses.

But here is what I think.

1) I read about a study that productivity increases with multi-monitor setups over a single monitor (not sure if they used one bigger monitor or not)

2) Resolution is going to be higher than an HDTV, which are currently at 1920x1080. Depending on your setup, the monitors kind of encompass you and give you peripheral vision in gaming because horizontal resolution is bigger.

3) Multitask with a bunch of screens. For example, you can have different programs running on different screens. I guess this relates to my #1.

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RyuGTX replied on Mon, Apr 19 2010 3:27 PM

Hey bob_on_the_cob, have you bought anything yet? I just found out about a Dell 22" that has a DisplayPort.

Dell link: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-8103

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Professional-P2210H-widescreen-DisplayPort/dp/B002JNM3Q0

It isn't expensive either!

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sp12 replied on Mon, Apr 19 2010 4:31 PM

Hey, if you go with a VGA adaptor, know that they only support up to about ~1920*1200 at 60 FPS, and some not even that.

I just hooked up my 3 dell 2007WFPs (back from a pricing error: 600$ panel for ~140) to a 5850 via a VGA adaptor, and sometimes it'll say that it can't get 60FPS through it and will cannibalize a DVI link to convert to VGA, disconnecting my other DVI monitor. Sometimes.

Just be warned, my screens are 1680*1050.

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