Topic Title: radeon hd 7870 eyefinity 6 makes problems using 6 monitors
Topic Summary: configuration problems eyefinity 6 radeon hd 7870
Created On: 10/10/2012 01:09 PM
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 10/10/2012 01:09 PM
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pathonis
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ive equipped my pc with the radeon 7870 eyefinity 6 and i want to use 6 monitors via minidisplayport to hdmi. the problem is that the card just recognises 4 of the 6 monitors. and only 2 monitors can be used. the catalyst control center does not show all monitors. please help me. what can i do.

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 10/10/2012 01:19 PM
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Active DP --> HDMI adapters needed.

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 10/10/2012 02:07 PM
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but im already using for each monitor a minidisplport to hdmi cable. why do i need adapters?



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 10/10/2012 05:12 PM
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Dont worry, just get active adapters. 

I am myself using 1xDP -> HDMI  adapter from XFX (Eyefinity Verified)

tho I am using 3x Eyefinity it does work. don't know how many adapters you need for 6 Screens tho. =) but the Active Adapter DOES work.

 

Make sure they are "Active Adapter" and to be on the safe-side get Eyefinity Verified Adapters. Both Sapphire & XFX has such adapters.



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 10/10/2012 06:21 PM
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Because DisplayPort works differently than VGA/DVI/Component/HDMI, and the card is only able to itself drive two monitors with just passive adapters.

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 10/10/2012 10:17 PM
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thanks guys, i really appreciate that.

what do you think about this adapter: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0043T54O6/ref=asc_df_B0043T54O610052529?smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&tag=googledeprodu-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22494&creativeASIN=B0043T54O6

could this be the solution for my problem?



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 10/10/2012 10:30 PM
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is it suficient to use a single link active adapter?



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 10/10/2012 10:32 PM
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or this one from Sapphire

If you will only use 1920x1080 (1080p) and below then single link is sufficient.

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