AMD Eyefinity Multi Monitor Setup on Windows 8.1 now with 4 Screens

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:

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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)

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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.

http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDEyefinityFAQs.aspx

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/how-to/Pages/faqs.aspx

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.

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John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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