Started by Futendra, September 05, 2012, 05:21:24 pm
Quote from: azdesign on September 05, 2012, 11:01:09 pmI just share you my experience in the past with triple monitors, dunno if this help help you.Back then, I was struggling looking for a way to let my HD5770 to run multiple monitor while all of my monitors were only support VGA. They said, one of my monitor SHOULD has a HDMI/DP which are digital input/output, unlike VGA/DVI which are analog (DVI is hybrid, still, not pure digital) to work. To make it happen in my current condition, I must have an ACTIVE DP to DVI/VGA converter so my 3rd monitor can act as extension, not a clone. Well, the rest was a long story and I forgot where did I wrote that topic. So, the conclusion based on above regarding how to work with triple monitors are :1. Your card must support one of HDMI or DP2. Your monitor input should consist of 2 analog and 1 digital. If all of them analog, you must buy an active digital to analog converter (DP -> DVI/VGA)Now back to topic, this Sapphire Vid 2x has DP input, while your card doesn't even has HDMI or DP. It doesn't matter the outputs are. So I think, your setup is not possible. My better suggestion for you, save your money, sell your card quickly, buy newer card. Did you know, GT9800 was already obsolete and are easily overrun by newer $130 cards in term of performance, technology (shader model, DirectX), and power consumption ? If I own a 9800, I still could sell it for around $100And please, triple monitor using obsolete graphics for GAMING ? no!
Quote from: azdesign on September 06, 2012, 10:49:01 pmYour card does not have HDMI, MSI only provide its DVI-> HDMI adaptor, which is basically DVI. It must have at least real HDMI port. There is another solution for you but I haven't tested it with triple monitor. This only works if your motherboard has AMD chipset. To let the onboard display work together with the card display. I tried it before it works in dual monitor setup, one cable goes to the DVI port on my motherboard, one goes to DVI port to my card. Using a bit settings in BIOS, you can have multi monitor setup. But that was AMD and ATI. They has that features.I don't really know about Nvidia nor has experiments using triple monitor with it, so I think this guy here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZcrkybN1Ak who claims that he played in triple monitor in 9800GT before can help you. Currently, he is using http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/displayport/ and using an active DVI->DP adaptor. I warned you, I really warned you not to spend much money on those device. It is better if you buy newer card which support Nvidia Surround View. But if you insist, be my guest. Note that those cards, your 9800 which not optimized for multi-monitor will suffer lag running games in triple monitor. Hope this helps
Quote from: azdesign on September 07, 2012, 04:38:17 amThere are 2 choices :1. AMD HD78702. Nvidia GTX660TiBoth around $300. Which one to decide ? here is list of advantages each card has :1. AMD : Better scaling for GPU(CrossFire) and Monitor (Eyefinity). Great overclocked performance.2. Nvidia : Has PhysX and 3D (For some games which you require its feature, this will be an advantages)Why I recommend you $300 card ? because if you're running games on triple monitor, the game will lag a lot because basically, consider that you usually run games on 1440x900, now you have to run 5320x900. True, games nowadays are stagnant in term of resources usage, as most of them are Xbox/PS3 ports. But for some game dedicated for PC games such as Metro 2033, you'll need a better card like above for running properly in triple monitor. But if you're in a tight budget, go for AMD 7770 ($120-$150), the best card for its price range. No Nvidia. AMD 7770 should handle skyrim in triple monitor well (not highest details of course). Like I said, AMD has better multi monitor scaling(AMD Ayefinity), so games in multi monitor will run better than those run in Nvidia's multi monitor (Nvidia SurroundView)If you want to buy AMD cards, buy Saphhire with "GHz" edition on the label. Those have great overclocking potential. And has 2 years of warranty too (in my local store)
Quote from: azdesign on September 08, 2012, 05:47:19 amFor second hand graphics around your budget, consider buying Nvidia GTX560Ti or AMD HD6870/HD6950. I own 6870 and satisfied with its multi-monitor performance. Multi monitor setting in those cards are easy, no need to buy additional device (as long as one of your monitor support DP/HDMI. If not, you have to buy an active DP->DVI/VGA adapter which should be around $10, only 1 is required). The setup later will be : 2 DVI from your card goes to 2 monitor DVI. Then, one DP from your card to DP->DVI adapter goes to your 3rd monitor DVI. That was my current setup.
Quote from: azdesign on September 09, 2012, 04:46:33 amhmmm, 5870 and 5850 was around the same price yet you bought 5850 ? why ?Btw, great choice, I would recommend it earlier if I log in sooner. 5850 in general, has slightly more performance if compared to 6850. But having an old chip, it has disadvantages when running DX11 features such as texture tessalation. Also, it has greater power consumption. Now, download the latest driver, open CCC, see the AMD Eyefinity multi-display, you'll know what to do, then, apply bezel compensation until you feel comfortable. Enjoy the game in triple monitor. Note, not every games has multi-monitor support, fortunately, people been doing custom mod for this, known as widescreen fixer. https://www.widescreenfixer.org/ hope your games listed there and enjoy
Quote from: azdesign on September 09, 2012, 05:01:15 amMy last post was update with step by step to work with it. What it your motherboard ?
Quote from: azdesign on September 09, 2012, 05:50:10 amSo the conclusion is, to support your card, you must own a new power supply with these support :1. 500 watt2. Has at least 80% efficiency (usually labeled with 80PLUS logo)3. Has 2 6pin connector, check if it has 8 pin connector as its 2 additional pin can be detachablethis one your told me was okay, go for it http://www.amazon.com/Accell-UltraAV-B101B-003B-Display-Adapter/dp/B003HC85D2