Article Number: 000126551
Article Summary: This article explains what AMD Eyefinity Technology is and how to configure the displays to achieve multiple displays (3 or more) on a single Graphics adapter.
AMD Eyefinity is a technology by AMD for it is line of advanced graphics adapters. AMD Eyefinity technology for the AMD (Formerly ATI) Radeon HD 5400 series and newer High Definition graphics adapters that are configured with DisplayPort (DP) technology. Support for three or more monitor outputs from a SINGLE graphics adapter, "active" DisplayPort adapters (dongles) or monitors with direct DisplayPort input connections must be used. (Dell U-Series Displays all have DisplayPort input connections.)
Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, or Linux are required in order to support more than two displays per graphics adapter. Eyefinity configurations are not supported in Microsoft Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
Dell has several models of AMD Graphics Adapters available that support Eyefinity technology. The list includes but is not limited to the following graphics adapters:
NVIDIA-based graphics adapters alone support only 2 displays per graphics adapter. For NVIDIA to support 3 or more displays. A second graphics adapter (Either a matching second NVIDIA card or an Intel adapter in a system whose BIOS supports OPTIMUS) is required. Systems with Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics can support one analog display (VGA or the notebook internal LCD) and 2 DP connections (No adapters supported).
AMD Eyefinity technology embraces the functionality of the DisplayPort. Combined with a MAXIMUM of 2 Legacy display connections.
|3 Display Configuration||DVI Port Connection||DisplayPort 1 Connection||DisplayPort 2 Connection||AMD Eyefinity|
|Option-1||DVI Cable||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Yes|
|Option-2||DVI Cable||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Passive Adapter||Yes|
|Option-3||DVI Cable||Passive Adapter||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Yes|
|Option-4||DVI Cable||Passive Adapter||Passive Adapter||No|
|Option-5||DVI > VGA Adapter||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Yes|
|Option-6||DVI > VGA Adapter||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Passive Adapter||Yes|
|Option-7||DVI > VGA Adapter||Passive Adapter||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Yes|
|Option-8||DVI > VGA Adapter||Passive Adapter||Passive Adapter||No|
The chart below indicates examples of possible monitor configurations for an AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphics adapter that is equipped with a single DVI, VGA, and DP connections.
|3 Display Configuration||DVI Port Connection||VGA Port Connection||DisplayPort Connection||AMD Eyefinity|
|Option-1||DVI Cable||VGA Cable||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Yes|
|Option-2||DVI Cable||VGA Cable||Passive Adapter||No|
|Option-3||DVI Cable||VGA Cable||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Yes|
|Option-4||DVI > VGA Adapter||VGA Cable||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Yes|
|Option-5||DVI > VGA Adapter||VGA Cable||Passive Adapter||No|
|Option-6||DVI > VGA Adapter||VGA Cable||DisplayPort Cable or Active Adapter||Yes|
|Connection Type||Max Resolution||Active Adapter Part #||Passive Adapter Part #|
|DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable||2560 x 1600||Dell Part Number RN698||Not Applicable|
|DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual-link Adapter||2560 x 1600||Dell Part Number XT625||Not Applicable|
|DisplayPort to DVI-D Single-link Adapter||1920 x 1200||AMD||Dell Part Number 23NVR|
|DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter||1920 x 1200||Not Applicable||Dell Part Number TK041|
|DisplayPort to VGA Adapter||1920 x 1200||Dell Part Number RN699||Not Applicable|
The Dell Part Number adapters are available via the Dell website, or they can be purchased through Dell Sales or Technical Support.
Setting up your monitors to take full advantage of AMD Eyefinity technology requires you to first Create an Eyefinity Group and Arranging the Displays.
To change the resolution of the display group, click the triangle icon on the display group and select Properties. This will bring up the Catalyst Control Center Desktop Properties.
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10 Apr 2021