Thread: Triple Monitor Setup
May 3rd, 2012, 02:06 PM #1
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i have just bought the Radeon HD 6570 graphics card which according to AMD's website has native support for up to 4 monitors,
AMD Radeon™ HD 6570 Graphics
specifications for graphics card.
it has a HDMI, DVI and VGA port.
in my display and screen resolution settings i can see all 3 monitors but it wont let me to expand to my third monitor.
on the AMD Engine Control Center i have the same issue, it only lets me replace 1 of the already active monitors with the third.
it has no DisplayPort which people seem to be going on about as i dont see any input that looks like the 1 in the next link
im running windows 7 64-bit service pack 1 if thats any help at all.
can anybody help me out here?
using Eyefinity i can get the same effects as if i just naturally wanted to extend across 2 monitors without it letting me add my third
USB2.0 to DVI Full HD Adaptor with VGA and HDMI adaptors : USB Adaptors : Maplin Electronics
will this enable me to have the third monitor without the damn graphics card being a problem?
Last edited by RicheemxX; May 3rd, 2012 at 05:18 PM.
May 4th, 2012, 12:41 AM #2
I don't see how it can support 4 displays with only 3 outputs.
Triple display maybe, but it needs a DisplayPort connection in order to do that.
And even then it needs an ACTIVE DisplayPort adapter if you aren't using a Monitor with a DisplayPort input on it (to convert to HDMI or DVI).
if you don't have a DP connector on your card, you stuck with only Dual display at most.
With out the DP connection, you can't span the display to a 3rd one, it will only let you span two monitors. and clone or create a new one on the 3rd as far as I know.
No idea why your looking at that USB adapter for the display. But it will let you use your 3rd monitor, how ever it WON'T be the Video card driving the Display, either the adapter contains a small graphic chip onboard, and powered/data is sent via USB, or it is CPU emulated, via USB.
if your only going to be doing really basic stuff, no real 3D stuff, gaming etc, on the 3rd monitor it may help, but otherwise, your not going to be able to do much.
if your looking for some way to span your desktop or gaming screens across all 3 displays, you'll need a video card with support for 3 displays, in eyefinity. With a DP connector on it.
Nvidia only recently supports 3 display support with their new GTX 600 series.
there are a couple Hybrid GTX 500 series cards, that will, how ever they won't allow spanned across 3 or more displays, and only work as dual display spanned and stacked.
Your pretty much stuck with AMD cards, and Eyefinity for Triple display spanned uses, as long as they have a DisplayPort and and additional Active DP Adapter (which usually cost from $30 USD on up) that can convert to a DVI, HDMI or Mini HDMI port for use on the 3rd monitor (actually I think the DP connector is the Primary Display with the other 2 Second and third).i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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