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    Default active vs passive displayport adapter?

    Hey

    was wondering if someone short could explain the difference between those 2 and when you need what.

    I want to attach a 3rd monitor, but this requires me to use a DP on the GFX card and my monitors only have vga/dvi/hdmi.

    Got a His 6879 IceQ X now so I'll have to get a miniDP adapter, but will upgrade to another card in the near future. Atm I don't get to game anyway, and the card pulls fine for productivity with 3 monitors.
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    Default Re: active vs passive displayport adapter?

    Google is your friend. This is what I found in the first link form google search.

    Active vs. Passive Displayport adapters *the truth*
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    Default Re: active vs passive displayport adapter?

    gotta love the wonders of localised googles... not always the same results. Thanks a bunch. And as that post states, a lot of confusing and contradicting infos on the web about it. Read one thing here and another there.
    Now I know what to get and what, appreciated!
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