Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by inferKNOX, Apr 7, 2010.
From your link frick,lmao 50mins till the video plays.
I'm getting closer...
EXACTLY what I was going to suggest, but not worth it, you are right. I thought it was too dumb to suggest, guess not.
The best way I can think of is to remove the bezel itself and remount as someone above suggested. I think it was Tigger.
WTF, that never happend to me.
BTW, that first setup is gorgeous, but extremely expensive as it's based on projectors. As inferKNOX said.
I'm trying to figure something out here. When one is using an Eyefinity 3 setup, do you need to use 2xDVI+HDMI or 2xDVI+DP, or does it not matter?
I think I heard something to the tune of needing to use the DP if using the 2xDVIs.
If that's the case, the best solution I've found is the DP-to-DVI-male cable.
Alternatively there's the DP-to-DVI adapter, but I think it would put too much torque on the port when the DVI cable is connected.
It's 2 DVI + DP, or DVI + DP + HDMI. Using the HDMI connector disables one of the DVI connections. Eyefinity pretty much requires an active DVI-DP adaptor.
Correct you need a monitor with DP or an active DP adapter .Active adapters you can find are : Dell/blizzlink/accell /sapphire brands .Take a look here to see why do you need an active adepter for eyefinity http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=306881936286
If you have more questions look here http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=110927 alot of things answered
My adapter is by Startech, it's not on AMD's list but it works just fine.
If you use resolutions <=1920x1200 you can make do with a passive adaptor accroding to ati
All depends on the panel, some have close to no border. I guess the question then becomes, what screens use those panels?
@Hockster & jagd
Thanks guys, so I was right in my belief that either way, one needs to use the DP for a Eyefinity 3 setup.
I also heard that a passive adapter, and thus the cable I mentioned is adequate for 1920x1200 or below. I am on the hunt for the cable now.
So point us to a couple of those screens you're talking about.
Some pix wouldn't hurt either.
That page is confusing for non-expertusers ,take a look here http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/gpu50-ati-eyefinity-display-connectivity.aspx youll see active adapter clearly mentioned .
Also take a look to http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=18175&start=15
You can also use this one:
HP DISPLAYPORT TO VGA ADAPTER(http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/me/en/sm/WF06c/A1-329290-64265-3965876-3965876-3895841-3895844.html)
works with eyefinity and is a lot cheaper than a active DP-DVI adaptor
i tried a passive adapter, one of the better rated ones on newegg. failed within 15 minutes.
it just couldn't handle it is my guess. I tried to put 1080p and could barely get it to activate, and after about 10 minutes of play it no longer worked at all, at any resolution.
I ended up going for the active adapter. I have heard people say a passive adapter would/does work - but no one that has used it for an extended period of time. from my experience the passive ones don't last long...
That be great in a flight sim with track IR using 6 DOF.
i´ve been using this one for more than one month now and works perfect
btw this adaptor has a active chip inside.
After reading a bit more about it, you do need an active adapter for DP>DVI. ATI's page is very misleading...
yes, you need active for DP->DVI as that is analog->digital
the reason a passive adapter may work is only when you get a DP->VGA , which is analog->analog.
it didn't work for me but it is technically sound, and bubje has it working for a month (though i ask what resolution?)
also bubje, do you have to wait an extended period of time for the monitor to activate when changing modes? also, does the DP adapter monitor have to be in the middle of your group?
That's the future of eyefinity. Kinda high, but no seams.
No, that would be great for simulating a tank fight.
haha, but there is no good tank games with TIR . And really it would suck in a tank as you don't really see any thing so might make you Costlofobic were as fight sim with TIR could make you sick until you get used to it.
But looking at that picture more scares me more and more. Force feedback and those monitors on the edge of the table ..
I'd still get 3 or 6 40" HDTV's before those things anyways one reason as my gaming normally involves my wife too.
I have 2x 1920x1080 and 1x 1680x1050,Eyefinity resolution in Dirt2 =5040x1050
Some people say to connect the adaptor to the highest resolution,I connected to the 1680x1050
Changing modes (normal to eyefinity) takes about 2/3 seconds and the other way around as well
If I have some time left today i´ll switch the adaptor to one of the other monitors to see what happens
As it happens it´s on the middle monitor at the moment,but like i said i try switching later on .
DP->DVI is digital -->digital problem is clock source on cards http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=306881936286&_fb_noscript=1
According to Dave Bauman all DP-->VGa adapters on market are active it is why DP-->VGa adapters working ,it is digital--->analog
"There are no "passive" DP->VGA adapters, by definition. Unlike DVI, DP doesn't actually pass a VGA signal through.
DP outputs can actually pass some power through them so "active" adapters can be powered directly powered from the DP output, the dual-link active adapters require more power than DP can supply so they supliment the power from USB. " copy/paste from Dave Baumann
ok, so it's not technically "passive"
it's still analog to analog, and DP by default already has some power, just not enough to make it digital (as in DP-> DVI).
thanks for sorting the confusion.
Just to let you know works on all my monitors
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