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Windows 7: Ati Eyefinity

17 May 2011   #1
yay101

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Ati Eyefinity

I am quite upset at bringing my third 24" home. I plug it in, ubuntu automically brings up the display setting panel and lets me choose where i placed the third monitor. I set it up and extend to it, making all 3 monitors work perfectly. Excitedly i boot into windows to set up eyefinity and become disappointed when i cant use this 3rd monitor just because i dont have an ACTIVE displayport adapter.

That is just sad, the open source world supports modern hardware better than the proprietary world.

My question is WHY.


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18 May 2011   #2
gazz9496

 
 

the display driver for windows is whats not supporting it, ati make it very clear that eyefinity has hardware restrictions.

they also plan to launch an adapter later this year which will allow eyefinity to be used on more than 3 screens using display port.

you could just get the adapter they aren't as expensive as they once were.
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18 May 2011   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yay101 View Post
That is just sad, the open source world supports modern hardware better than the proprietary world.
Just to point out, try using Ubuntu with a Broadcom wireless chip...

~Lordbob
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19 May 2011   #4
yay101

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Where do you guys suggest i get one from for price reasons (in Australia)? I payed 35 for a passive one which doesn't seem that cheap, although the news about the new plug for 3 monitors on one dp plug is great, thanks.

@lordbob, really? im still to find something that doesnt work out of the box. That sucks.
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19 May 2011   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yay101 View Post
@lordbob, really? im still to find something that doesnt work out of the box. That sucks.
I have yet to find a linux distro that actually works with my laptop chip. It gets really annoying.

~Lordbob
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20 May 2011   #6
gazz9496

 
 

ubuntu is a good os but like everything out there isn't perfect and doesn't support every peice of hardware.

windows 7 is probably the most complete OS to ever grace us in terms of compatability. I've had very few occasions where it didn't find a driver and get it working.

The adapter i mentioned isn't out yet as far as i know. What to do is don't take any shortcuts as you may just end up disapointed and out of pocket.

There are a few graphics cards out there that can support more than 3 monitors. It's not about the number of monitors that makes eyefinity special it's how it does it.

so lets assume you don't have any display port monitors and just have 3 monitors with dvi. Connect 1 or 2 with dvi and one must come from the display port using an active display port -> dvi adapter

2 x dvi 1 x display port
1 x dvi 1 x hdmi 1 x display port

AMD Eyefinity Validated Dongles
this link shows approved adapters you can get that will work, worth checking.

obviously having display port monitors helps a lot here but not essential.

ATI Eyfinity review
A link to a review of eyefinity, This review also shows the pro's and cons of using it though probably a little out of date now on some of the info but page 2 shows the potential setups you can go with.

eyefinity is amazing there is no question of it and support in games will get better over time, set it up the right way from the start and enjoy.
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