I have something that I am looking for an answer to. I want to set up my computer to have 3 monitors AND have an output to my LCD TV via the HDMI port. Can this be done with any of the ATI cards out now? I am looking at getting an HD 5770, but am not 100% sure if this type would work or not. I know little about the Display Port situation meaning I am not sure if an Active Adapter or a Passive Adapter will work and if it needs to be a single or dual link. Can this type of setup be done? Any help would be great. I'd like to know what I am looking at BEFORE I buy anything. Thanks in advance!
Found this quote reading a review:
"Last but not least, the Radeon HD 5770 keeps Eyefinity support. Like its higher-end variants in the 5000 series, you can hook up to three high resolution monitors (up to 2560x1600) to this board."
Looks like it is a yes, in that you can have three monitors. It looks like 3 connections could be the max for this card.
If you don't need a gaming card, two 3450's might be less expensive. They each have HDMI, DVI and VGA as outputs.
DisplayPorts can be adapted to VGA, a single link HDMI or a single link DVI-I with a passive adapter.
Powered adapters usually draw power from USB, and offer dual-link outputs.
The difference between single link and dual link is the maximum resolution you get out of it.
Note: the 5770 has a full-sized DisplayPort, not a Mini.