Still the Semi-Official Statement: I need more landscape to work on! I really do not know how much I can get away with saying this is really for work. I blogged about having 3 monitors with AMD Eyefinity here: https://johndelizo.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/amd-eyefinity-multi-monitor-setup-for-windows-8/ as you can see, its not just extending your display but the three monitors would act as a single screen – perfect for very long code base, reviewing graphics, etc.
Now comes the time when I say, I needed another monitor. So lets upgrade everything :).
Before we have 3 Samsung monitors:
Now we have 4 Dell Monitors at 1680×1050 on portrait:
Better for reading tons of code (on sample is the new Facebook Template of ASP.NET MVC)
So I am still using a Sapphire HD 7950 but I just added another Active DVI Adapter and these additional 2 display adapters are from different vendors.
In total I have this Setup:
HD 7950 |
|—————————————— DVI — Monitor 1
|— Active Mini DP ——————– DVI — Monitor 2
|— Active Mini DP ——————– DVI — Monitor 3
|— HDMI —– HDMI-To-DVI-Converter — Monitor 4
My video card is now maxed out and for me to add more monitors, I have to get another GPU so that’s for another story. Meanwhile, here are some links that I wanted to share. These gave me the info I needed to start canvassing the costs for the monitors and if my card would support up till how many monitors etc.
Aside from reading those FAQ, that’s it – it’s all I needed to know how on how to setup this rig, very easy though: You get the right card, install driver, connect Monitor and extend! Monitors are identified by default, the graphics card has a default driver so that you can setup the official driver from AMD. Who ever is programming these settings in Windows, you are doing a great job.
So that’s it, I’m off to
Steam! I mean VisualStudio.com! Ehem.