how many monitors can my 7850 run

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  1. ragez0r

    ragez0r New Member

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    hi,, i recently replaced my old 5770 with a brand new sapphire Radeon 7850, cost me 350$ cdn and it was worth every damned penny, now... the store owner said it will only run 3 monitors, so i put 1 in dvi 1 in hdmi and 1 with an active display port, so heres my question.. if it can handle only 3 monitors.. why have the extra mini display port ? can it handle 4 monitors ? :banana:

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    thank you in advance

    PS: while im here, does anyone know where i can get a decently priced water cooling kit for this video card ?
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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  3. nicugoalkeper

    nicugoalkeper Master Guru

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    Yep nothing more !:banana:
     
  4. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    6 with splitters?
     

  5. ragez0r

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    do not want to use splitters
    id like to have desktop extended to 4 monitors like before when i had 2x radeon 5770's

    also.. there is a photo in my 1st post to show that i can plug in at least 4 monitors, that is why i ask this question
     
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    thank you
     
  8. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    I think what the store owner meant by "only 3 dispalys" is that the HD 7850 will only have the raw power to handle a game at 3x ´whatever resolution´. It might be true for some games.
     
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    From the Anandtech review of the 7850:

    the owner may have been thinking of the 6900 series, where they often had 2 DVI, 1 HDMI, and a DisplayPort - but you could only connect 2 of the 3 DVI/HDMI ports at the same time.
     

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