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Triple Screen Support

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Scott Webber, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Hey guys,

    im new to all this triple screen stuff!


    so here's the back of the PC, im assuming i connect all 3 screens to the top bar of my graphics card, DVI , HDMI and VG (AVG?)

    if that's so, what connecter would i need for the 3rd slot? i live in the UK , so if anyone could provide a link for the correct adapter it would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you guys.
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  2. Jari is correct...

    For normal ATi 'Eyefinity' the connections are 2x DVI plus a 3rd using Display port (usually with an 'active' converter to DVI)

    Make sure you get an approved ACTIVE display port to DVI converter, it has to be the right type (about £20-30) Let me know if your not sure and I will help you :)
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  3. Jim Cole

    Jim Cole

    Based on the design of the card, if it is an ATI card, you would need a mini display port adapter that is of the active design. The regular display port size would not fit.

    This is the adapter I use, but not sure who you would go through in the UK to get it:

    The ones posted by Jari appear to be the correct ones as well.
  4. Dell and some other monitors have Displayport connector as standard and in that case you can use standard DP cable.
  5. sorry, here's my specs , XFX R7870 2GB Edition.

    im new to all this so any help is appreciated, links would definitely help and a explanation of it! , im totally noobish when it comes to PC's :D , is this the active one your on about brian? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XFX-Mini-...ds_TW&hash=item35bdc1502d&_uhb=1#ht_794wt_912

    i have Iiyama 24 Inch Screens LCD
  6. ok so that adapter is right! :p
  7. Gee I remember what we went through when Eyefinity was on the door for entry into our world the confusion about displayport and adapters active and passive....sheesh.

    I just want to point out "Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Adapter " you see the DVI-D...make sure the unit you get clearly states that...look at all links supplied.....but for security measures Jim cole link above is the right one...read it.

    Anyway, for what it's worth that was the key for my eyefinity to work....after 5 active adapters.
  8. so im really confused, you have nvidia so that may be why you needed DVI-D , i have ATI, and for the guys i know they have said this one - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XFX-Mini-...ds_TW&hash=item35bdc1502d&_uhb=1#ht_794wt_912

    but it doesn't say DVI-D , it's only DVI , and yet it works for them, so what one do i get? because theres mixed messages now :(
  9. The XFX adapter in the link above is what I use to convert mini displayport to DVI and it works great :)
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  10. ok thanks i have now ordered it, it should be all setup by next saturday, was hoping to have it down for the mini league, but bahh , i have to be patient :)
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  11. Ok Scott, I have ATI Xfire 5870's, best I stay out of this then, Brian says it works so be it. but I leave you with this info: I don't understand why a "D" worked for me and a single did not, maybe if someone has time to explain well and good. I have 3 46" Lcd TV's with max res of 1920x1080p each if that helps...info I went by as below

    The Digital formats are available in DVI-D Single-Link and Dual-Link as well as DVI-I Single-Link and Dual-Link format connectors.
    These DVI cables send information using a digital information format called TMDS (transition minimized differential signaling).
    Single link cables use one TMDS 165Mhz transmitter,
    while dual links use two. The dual link DVI pins effectively double the power of transmission and provide an increase of speed and signal quality;
    i.e. a DVI single link 60-Hz LCD can display a resolution of 1920 x 1200, while a DVI dual link can display a resolution of 2560 x 1600​
  12. Jim Cole

    Jim Cole

    The only difference between the DVI-D and the DVI-I is that the -I sends out both digital and analog signals while the -D only sends out digital. With today's flat panel monitors you should only need the -D while with Televisions you might need the analog signal available in the -I. There is also a difference in single link and dual link DVI, and dual link is usually required for those monitors that support 120Hz instead of 60.
  13. so my screens arrived today and the adapter, all 1 day early :).

    i would like to thank everyone of you for the help, and you are right Vito, for now i will use the DVI adapter but in the future i will upgrade to the one you said, much appreciated for the info!

    Thank you all guys, screenshot will come once it's all setup :D
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