Thread: Eyefinity FAQ
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 04:28 PM   #3
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I'm still a little confused.
If passive DisplayPort adapters can't generate a needed signal, how did several passive adapters end up on ATI's Validated Dongles list?

http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/...y-dongles.aspx

It would be lovely to be able to pick up an approved adapter from Amazon for under $25 and then add a little something to get the free shipping...

http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-0...dp/B001CXXD2Q/

I was happy to find the list, but how is it to be used? Are the passives only useful for the Eyefinity 6 boards (which supposedly come with passive adapters)?

And the wording on the dongle page suggests that you could use 2 DVI monitors in a dual-display Eyefinity setup. It makes it sound like you only need an active adapter or native DisplayPort monitor to step up to three screens. (Playing a game with a big swath of bezel right down the center sort of kills the dual screen option, but it is "technically" an option...)
Yes, you can setup 2 DVI screens in Eyefinity. In fact, I could get any combination of two screens into Eyefinity, but not three. I was using the Passive adapter to DVI on one screen and either of the two DVI connections for the other screen.

I also was wondering how those passive adapters got on the list?
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