(6) 2560x1600 DP monitors - whose card can drive them for work use

By Savage1701
Feb 15, 2011
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  1. It's upgrade time.

    I'd like to get a dual-slot Eyefinity card that can drive 6 2560x1600 monitors. These monitors will have DisplayPort inputs, of course. I am not going to try active DP to Dual-Link DVI converters or anything like that.

    I am not a gamer. They will be used as a massive desktop, mostly for 2D stock charting, web pages, spreadsheets, etc. I might want to watch a Blu-Ray every now and then, or do a little editing of H.264, so my first choice is a consumer/gamer card with HDCP and HDMI 1.4, not necessarily a workstation card. HDMI 1.3 is fine as well. DirectX 10 or 11 does not really matter to me.

    I'm confused because I can't seem to find out which cards/series of ATI-branded products will just let me drop the card in, hook up my 6 monitors, and have a massive 2-tall by 3-long desktop array.

    I'm also open to NVIDIA as well.

    Can anyone help me on this?
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Graphics (has 6 outputs)
    But looks like this card is out of the question:
    Some outputs are going to max out below the required 2560x1600 that you are after. Looks like it is limited to 6 x 1920x1080.

    Any HD6000 series card should drive 6 monitors, although I think they need a displayport adapter to give 6 outputs. Again after some research it looks like you can't run 2560x1600 from all outputs. Either you'd have to settle for 1920x1080 or find another solution. Not sure about a Nvidia setup for 6 monitors at that resolution.

    Reading some info about Nvidia solutions, I don't think they have anything that can drive 6 monitors. Hopefully someone with hands on experience can provide some more information.
  3. Savage1701

    Savage1701 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 153

    Thank you; I appreciate it. We'll see if anyone else posts.
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

  5. Savage1701

    Savage1701 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 153

    I'll probably have to go the workstation route. Which is actually fine, since those cards burn so little juice.

    Appreciate the comments.

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