Topic Title: Running 3 Monitors on Windows 8 in a Crossfire Setup
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Created On: 11/22/2012 04:11 AM
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 11/22/2012 04:11 AM
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Hello, I am running the following setup:

  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Catalyst 12.11 (beta)
  • 2x ATI 6970's in Crossfire (but NOT eyefinity)
  • 1 monitor connected via Display Port, mini DP to DP cable (HP 27" monitor with native display port built in)
  • 1 monitor connected via DVI (20" Dell)
  • 1 TV connected via HDMI (32" 720p)
I am trying to run 3 monitors without using eyefinity. As I understand it, in order to do this, one of the monitors must use Display Port because the cards can only output to 2 of the standard digital ports (DVI/HDMI, mix and match).
I do not wish to use Eyefinity (the resolutions don't matchup well and I don't want the performance hit, I prefer gaming in 2560x1440 on the HP). I just want to use the 3 monitors as standard monitors, but I cannot get more than 2 to be active at the same time. Everytime I try to enable the third, either in windows or in catalyst control center, it says it cannot be enabled without disabling another display. If I do disable a display, the other works fine (so I can use any 2 at once).
Any suggestions? I would really like to use all 3 at once, continue using Crossfire, and not use Eyefinity.

 11/22/2012 04:25 AM
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You're plugging all three into the one primary card, right?  You can't spread displays across cards when using CF.

I don't see why it wouldn't work otherwise.


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