4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2015 2:11 PM by mctopcat56@gmail.com

    Run W5100 (or other 3840X2160) capable card) with HD6950

    mctopcat56@gmail.com

      I have 2 HD6950 running 6ea  24" 1080P monitors. What Video card can I add to run a 40" 4K tv  at  3840X2160 connected to the tv"s HDMI port & retain all 6 existing monitors? I have no problem pulling one HD6950 if I can maintain the complete monitor setup. I do have one open double PCIe 16 slot & 800 watts power. One concern is that the HD6950 uses a different Catalyst suite than the 4K cards I have looked at.

        • Re: Run W5100 (or other 3840X2160) capable card) with HD6950
          Thanny

          There are no AMD cards that support HDMI 2.0, and therefore no AMD cards which will operate a 4K television over HDMI.  Provided you're not running Vista, you can use one of the latest nVidia generation that support HDMI 2.0, starting with (I believe) the GTX 950.

           

          The only 4K options with AMD right now are to either wait for the DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapters to arrive (which probably means a few months at least), or get a 4K display that supports DisplayPort.

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            • Re: Run W5100 (or other 3840X2160) capable card) with HD6950
              mctopcat56@gmail.com

              Thanny,

               

              Thank you for your input on my question. Your comments have helped me focus

              my approach to achieving this setup.

              I do see  active adapters advertised on Amazon that specifically say they

              are for Display Port 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 @ 3840x1260 @30 mhz and claim to be

              eyfinity ready. I don't mind the lower refresh rate as I am not gaming.

              Provided this adapter really works, could a mixture of the HD6950 legacy

              cards be run with a card like the W5100 or other 4K AMD products without

              Catalyst suite discrepencies?

               

              Mark