Three Monitors... not quite ready
4/11/2010 8:59:00 AM
I read this article with interest: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2010/04/three-monitors-for-every-user.html
and was ready to plunk down for a Radeon 5750 card... but then I did some more reading and learned that to use all three monitors at once, you MUST have at least one of the three natively support display port, or shell out big bucks for an "Active Adapter" (http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-dongles.aspx
) none of which appears to be made by anyone I've ever heard of, and at all of which various instabilities appear to be attributed. I really wish ATI simply made a card with three DVI connectors (or included a 3rd clock so I could use a passive DP->DVI cable).
Sigh. I'm sure this will all be sorted out in 6-8 months. Turns out the DisplayPort standard was just ratified in December.