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I'm currently using two ATI 4850 cards to work with three 24" 1920 x 1280 monitors. Because of the heat and power consumption, I'm considering switching to one of the new 5000 ATI cards with support for 3 monitors with just a single card, so I will only need to use (and cool..) one card instead of two. My question: will the behavior under Windows be the same? E.g., will Windows still see three independent displays or will the ATI driver somehow emulate one big monitor for Windows with a large resolution or some other nonsense? Is there any difference with such a setup compared to two 'old' cards? Thanks.

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Windows will still see three monitors, like your current setup and each can have it's own resolution.

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Perfect, thank you. – Dennis Aug 9 '10 at 23:18
You can also SET EyeFinity to emulate one big monitor (a 'display group'). It's really the best of both worlds. – Shinrai May 29 '11 at 10:38

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