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Summary if you're reading this, you're probably, like most of us, trying to get a 3 monitor setup on an ATI graphics card.
after searching high and low, and a lot of frustration with an accell displayport to vga adapter (which was on the official eyefinity "approved list"), i took the plunge (and the disclaimer from the ncix rep about "works in theory, but not 100% guaranteed to work in practice", and bought it. took it home, plugged in, and it works perfectly.
the main problem, as you would probably have found out if reading this, is that while a lot of modern cards have up to 4 inputs (2xDVI, 1xHDMI, 1xDisplayPort in my case), the maximum number of monitors you can have is 3, and one of them MUST be on the DisplayPort. So between the 2xDVI and 1xHDMI, you can only plug in two out of the three monitors.
this is my setup:
ATI 5770, with 3 monitors. 2x samsung 191T's, 1 asus 23" LED. the 23" LED is on HDMI, while the one 19" is on DVI and the other one is connected to the DisplayPort through this adapter.
Summary originally bought the wrong one but because xfx cards need mini display port adapter, but used it on the second computer and it works great for ether a 3rd monitor or eyefinity no complaints yet.
Cons A bit more expensive than the HIS active adapter.
Summary I purchased this for an eye-finity setup. It works well, does the job and has a solid feel while still looking nice. It has a rubber grip feel to it which makes it east to pull out. It has worked well with no problems.
Pros Certified for Eyefinity & fits an HD 6850 display port.
Cons A bit bulky, it could be a longer cable that actually connects right to your monitor instead of having to connect a seperate dvi cable.
Summary Intially, I was searching for a cheap displayport adapter for eyefinity and I stumbled on a few but they weren't clear if they were passive or active. Luckily NCIX has this one which clearly states it is an active adapter and it is certified for use with Eyefinity!
Shipping is always great with the many options available, it came extremely well packaged in a box with airbags & sealed with fragile warning tape.
Summary Finally, AMD released something affordable adapter that makes Eyefinity work. You have to have this 'active' DP adapter, otherwise you can only have no more than 2 monitor working. Being a single-link DVI, it only supports up to 1920x1200. But that's enough for most people. Although it's in $30 price range, I still think it's pricey. Because they should include this adapter in the box of all the Eyefinity ready video card. Just like those DVI to VGA adapters. Another thing is that with the latest 6xxx video card, they require a mini-DP adapter, which makes this one useless. It's only good with the 5xxx card.
Expand your view of gaming, productivity, and entertainment and discover a new realm of panoramic computing with multiple-display.
Easily connects a displayPort supported PC to a DVI-D Enabled HDTV, Monitor or Projector
The Active DisplayPort to DVI-D Single-Link adapter is fully compliant to both DPCP (DisplayPort Content Protection) and HDCP (High-Definition Content Protection) ensuring full compatibility and successful transmission of video content. The adapter supports DVI-D Single-Link resolutions of up to 1920x1200 (WUXGA) and all HDTV resolutions including 1080p. The Active DisplayPort to DVI-D Single-Link adapter supports up to 36-bit color depths delivering the flexibility to meet the needs of most display applications.
Key Features :
ATI Eyefinity Multi-Display support
Supports DVI-D Single-Link Resolutions up to 1920x1200 (WUXGA) and 1080p HDTV’s
Fast and Easy Set-up, No Software to Install
Transfers uncompressed High-Definition Digital video signals
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