FAQ - Graphic Cards
|Q: What is AMD Eyefinity technology?
AMD Eyefinity is a multi-display technology that allows multiple displays to appear as a large surface spanning many panels or to run up to six simultaneous displays off of a single graphics card .
|Q: What is the maximum number of monitors can connect?
Every Eyefinity GPU series supports a different maximum number of displays. This support is inherent to the AMD graphics chip at the heart of your graphics card. Before looking through the table, though, keep in mind that the maximum number of supported displays can differ from the number of display outputs on the card. Certain adapters, hubs, or a non-reference graphics card may be required to take full advantage of the capabilities we build into our chips.
|Q: What is bezel compensation?
In traditional multi-monitor setups, any piece of an object moving from one monitor to the next is simply chopped off and moved, regardless of how small that piece may be. For example, a small piece of a character’s armor might reach the edge of one display, resulting in the armor appearing to “jump” crudely to the next display. This chopping may also cause objects to become misaligned as they pass between displays.
|Q: What’s the difference of “active” and “passive” adapters.?
A passive adapter is the most basic type of adapter that can purchased. A passive DisplayPort adapter merely allows the GPU to communicate with a “language” that can be understood by the attached monitor, which has a differing connector.
|Q: When have to use an Active or Passive DisplayPort adapter?
The display engine built into the HD 5000 & 6000 series is capable of generating two concurrent digital outputs with timing, and one DisplayPort output. DVI and HDMI signals need timing and centering information for the displays to work. Without this information, the screen can't sync properly, and the display will fail to show correctly, if at all. Passive DisplayPort adapters don't generate the timing signals required for the DVI or HDMI display, and so won't work for Eyefinity.
|Q: Does Eyefinity support to mix different size displays?
Previously ATI Eyefinity forced all displays in an Eyefinity group to be the same orientation and resolution. As of AMD Catalyst 11.10 you can officially run dissimilar monitor sizes.
|Q: How to switch AMD Eyefinity function off ?
Vision Engine Control Center profiles support AMD/ATI Eyefinity groups, so that you can set up multple settings with active panels and resolutions. Bezel compensation and panels being enabled/disabled are included in these settings.
|Q: I can not use Eyefinity function, why?
To have ATI Eyefinity work, you need Windows 7, Windows 8 OS, and Display Port monitor.
If you are using any dongle on DVI or VGA monitors, the dongle needs to be an Active one, a passive dongle does not work.
Here you can check the certified dongle, http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-dongles.aspx.
Eyefinity supports these mentioned mode here, http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/gpu50-ati-eyefinity-display-groups.aspx.
You can also check some Eyefinity FAQ, http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/how-to/Pages/faqs.aspx