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active/passive displayport adaptors?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by powdaman, 1 Jun 2010.

  1. powdaman


    Joined: 30 Jul 2009

    Posts: 175

    Hi all,

    I was wondering what the difference it between the active and passive displayport adaptors (apart from price and unavailability).

    Can you use either with a 5870 3 screen edition? or are the passives just for the eyefinity 6 editions??

    Bought an eyefinity setup about 3 months ago but the active displayport died 1 month in. I RMA'd it and was advised that I would be sent a replacement when they have stock. 2 months later still no stock and no idea of when stock will come in. Pointless getting my money back as I would still be left with 2 screens I cant use (as its pointless having 2 screens in eyefinity). Am desperate to get my eyefinity working again :((((

    any help would be appreciated!

  2. buttkinz


    Joined: 12 Nov 2009

    Posts: 961

    Location: Buxton, UK

    As far as I know the passive adapter work with eyefinity if you get the dp to VGA adapter, I don't think they work with dvi, if you have a monitor with a VGA input then you should be fine :)