Contribute
Register

What brand for the Radeon HD 6870 to use dual displays?

Joined
May 31, 2012
Messages
78
Motherboard
GA-Z77X-UD3H, OS X 10.7.5
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500k
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX 770 OC
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hello community, I need some help with picking a graphics card, I want to go with the 6870 since i will be dual booting with windows to play some games.
But I don´t know what brand i should choose? I want to have dual displays, if possible one DVI and one HDMI, can anyone help me with this?
 
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
101
Motherboard
HP G62-455DX
CPU
i3 350m
Graphics
Intel HD
Mac
Classic Mac
Power Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Joined
Jun 29, 2012
Messages
9
Motherboard
Fractal Design Arc Mini
CPU
i5 3570K
Graphics
XFX 6870
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Joined
May 31, 2012
Messages
78
Motherboard
GA-Z77X-UD3H, OS X 10.7.5
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500k
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX 770 OC
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
I suggest the Gigabyte model, I know for a fact it is OOB compatible with OSX Lion and capable to run 3 displays.

[video=youtube;_rzT0zel7mE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rzT0zel7mE[/video]

Skip to 5:00

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Thank you, but I cant find the Gigabyte version in my country so i have to look for something else, do you know anything about the ASUS version?
 
Joined
May 31, 2012
Messages
78
Motherboard
GA-Z77X-UD3H, OS X 10.7.5
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500k
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX 770 OC
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
I know a couple others have had success with this:

XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Newegg.com - XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

It's the card I bought for my upcoming build and I think the 2GB makes a difference when you're going dual-display.
Do I have to mess around with framebuffers and stuff like that?
 
Joined
Jun 29, 2012
Messages
9
Motherboard
Fractal Design Arc Mini
CPU
i5 3570K
Graphics
XFX 6870
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Joined
Jun 29, 2012
Messages
9
Motherboard
Fractal Design Arc Mini
CPU
i5 3570K
Graphics
XFX 6870
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Some builds I've looked at don't mess with it, some do. I would suggest searching for it on the forums and you'll come up with several. The wiki lists the card as working out of box.
 
Joined
May 10, 2012
Messages
137
Motherboard
MacPro3.1
CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K
Graphics
XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870
Mac
Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Recommmend this GPU, XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB

I don't have a Lion build, but I recently built a SL 10.6.8, and I am very happy with this GPU XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB. I bought it at "newegg.com". I found hard to find HD 6870, for this model is already a bit old. I hope this helps.
 
Top