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Eyefinity on 3 1680x1050 monitors

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by lamps, 19 Oct 2009.

  1. lamps

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Mar 2009

    Posts: 225

    Location: Essex

    Ive read reviews saying Eyefinity works best on anything about 1920 resolution, but i dont fancy wasting my current monitor. Would a single 5870 be wasted on 3 1680x1050 monitors?
     
  2. Jimbo Mahoney

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,232

    3 x 1050 monitors is still over 5MP, so no, I wouldn't think a 5870 is wasted.

    Remember at least one panel requires DisplayPort or an *active* DisplayPort adapter (i.e. not a straigh-through connector).
     
  3. lamps

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Mar 2009

    Posts: 225

    Location: Essex

    What do you mean by 5MP?
     
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  4. lukext

    Hitman

    Joined: 31 Aug 2006

    Posts: 966

    Location: North West

    5MP is 5million pixels, which is alot for a graphics card to cope with, hence a 5870 would not be wasted.
     
  5. lamps

    Gangster

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    Location: Essex

  6. chaparral

    Capodecina

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  7. Dauthi

    Hitman

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  8. lamps

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Mar 2009

    Posts: 225

    Location: Essex

    how good would the 5850 on the above monitor setup?
     
  9. tiktok

    Associate

    Joined: 3 Apr 2009

    Posts: 44

    Where can you get the Active DisplayPort adapter in the uk?
     
  10. Andrew_McP

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 2,907

    Location: South North West

    In your dreams, seems to be the answer at the moment. :-/

    I'd love to buy a 5780, to upgrade my 260GTX, 3x1680x1050 setup, but there seem to be a range of hurdles to jump over... no Eyefinity support for XP, no TripleHead support if you want to avoid a displayport adapter, and no powered displayport adapters available even if you want to spend more money!

    Apart from that it's fine. :)

    Andrew McP
     
  11. tiktok

    Associate

    Joined: 3 Apr 2009

    Posts: 44

    So only option is to get the 22" £200 monitor that has displayport :/
     
  12. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 38,612

    Location: Co Durham

    Or get 3 of the NEC 23" IPS screens with displayport at £299 each ;) I'd love that setup :D
     
  13. lamps

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Mar 2009

    Posts: 225

    Location: Essex

    how would a 5850 be on 3 monitors at 1680x1050?
     
  14. unknownsock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Mar 2009

    Posts: 1,691

    Location: Leeds, UK

    Imo get a 5870 for 3 screens. Should future proof any game, incase.

    And you can use this as an active adapter:
    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB571Z/A

    Although its reported that it doesn't work well with some monitors. Still to early to tell really.
     
  15. Domi

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Sep 2008

    Posts: 780

    been looking for options on a displayport monitor the P2210 at £230-240 being the only one that is really popping up.

    are there any cheap obvious options I am missing, ideally 22" 1680x1050 ?
     
  16. unknownsock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Mar 2009

    Posts: 1,691

    Location: Leeds, UK

    Nope cheapest being the p2210, its £205 direct from dell btw.
    Still waiting on a finance agreement for 3 of em :D


    Then theres the new NEC for £299, then its jumps to around £400+ Dells.
    I think there may be some lenovas also but they seem to be hard to come by here.
     
  17. lamps

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Mar 2009

    Posts: 225

    Location: Essex

    Will the 5850 be able to run games pretty well on 3 monitors then?
     
  18. lamps

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Mar 2009

    Posts: 225

    Location: Essex

    any help regarding the above? have searched about and doesnt seem to be any single 5850 reviews with eyefinity