4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 20, 2013 8:23 PM by Grant Bennet-Alder
jorgehg Level 1 Level 1

I've been around reading probs and solutions with 3 display setups...


I am aware of this






and have read some other stuff.. As I understand, I have to use active adapters across all the MDPs I wanna use.  I currently have the ATI Radeon HD 5870 that has 2 MDP and 1 DVI outputs, and wanna plug an HDMI flat screen, a DVI one and a VGA display.


I am not sure about what config of adapters I should buy. I actually have the DVI native one with a DVI to DVI cable and the flat screen with a Moshi Mini DP to HDMI Adapter with Audio Support. I also have a simple Apple MDP to VGA adapter, and of course when I plug them all, the DVI screen turns black.  The AMD eyefinity page lists only one bizlink MDP to HDMI adapter which I can't find. On the other hand, in some other apple communicate I can't remember, they say thaty they consider the Apple MDP to VGA adapter as an active adapter. So I wonder if I should try to find a MDP to HDMI active adapter (i've heard of some startech out there), and that will make everything to work, or I should get a DVI to HDMI adapter and an active MDP to DVI one..?  Any recommendations on some of them cheaper but good enough of them?


In advance, thank you!

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Xeon, 16GbRAM, 4.75Tb, HD5870