Topic Title: Eyefinity + Crossfire (Portrait 3 way mode) In windows 8 64-bit
Topic Summary: Keeps going to clone mode
Created On: 06/15/2013 08:46 PM
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 06/15/2013 08:46 PM
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druuzil
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So, I bought 2 additional monitors day in an attempt to up my total resolution.  Previously I was using 3x 19" LCD monitors which ran fine.  I moved to 3x 1080p 24" LED monitors.  Now I can't enable a crossfire group.  It simply keeps cloning all 3 monitors, but acts as if it's "done".  I have tried reinstalling drivers (fully wiped/reinstalled latest 13.4), and tried every combination of cabling possible.  I have 2x Active Mini-DP to DVI adapters.  I have tried 2x DVI-D + 1 Active Adapter, 1x DVI, 1x HDMI and 1x Active, 2x DVI and 1 HDMI (I have "flex edition" cards so this should techinically work).  I am running 2x Sapphire 7970 VaporX (one is the "Toxic Edition") 6GB cards in Crossfire.  Again, I never had any issues with my 19" monitors, but on the 1080ps it simply will not let me create an eyefinity group.  I have tried both portrait and landscape modes with the same results.  If I try to force the resolution to maximum (after enabling the group), windows 8 restarts "windows explorer" which then acts as if I never told it to change the resolution and so defaults back to running all 3 monitors as clones of eachother.I googled the problem and it appears that other people have had similar issues and were never able to fix it.Please advise if anyone has any ideas that don't involve the obvious stuff I've mentioned above.Thank you.

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Edited: 06/15/2013 at 09:18 PM by druuzil
 06/17/2013 12:35 AM
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druuzil
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After 10 hours wasted, I simply rolled back to Windows 7.  Now it works.  I'm done with Windows 8... good god.

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i7 3930k w/Corsiar H100i
Gigabyte X79-UP4 Motherboard 
Creative SB Recon3D 
2x 128GB Kingston SSDNow! SATA III in RAID 0 
2x Sapphire R9 290x in Crossfire
Antec TruPower 1000w PSU
LG Blu Ray Burner
1.5TB Storage
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600
Cooler Master HAF 932

 06/19/2013 06:34 PM
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Hi all.

I got my Eyefinity working on 3x 22" (1680x1050 res screens) with Windows 8 x64 and 2x Radeon HD 6870 running on crossfire. I needed one active DP adapter for that. For example Battlefield 3 and Need For Speed Shift works nicely.

...But, i tried out Need For Speed Prostreet few days ago, and some weird issues came up. -I searched a load of forums for increasing resolution and I got that problem solved...but still:

-Major problem is that the game stretches graphics to match 5040*1050 resolution. BUT displays on only one screen. (which is the selected "preferred display" at Vision Engine CC) other screens go no-signal. After exiting the game everything is fine again. I tried everything on Windows 7 too, with excatly same behavour. 

-Is there something with new catalyst drivers or what is this. I can't remember seeing the whole "preferred display" setting before (I maybe wrong, but still...)

Catalyst Version 13.4

-Haven't tried out roll back catalyst yet, because everything else seems to work fine.

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