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Sapphire HD6950 FleX Edition 2GB Review


Setting up the Sapphire HD6950 FleX Edition graphics card for multi screen is a painfree experience thanks to the Catalyst drivers. The image quality from the Catalyst drivers is class leading and the new Catalyst Control Center is a much needed improvement when compared to the previous version.

After connecting the four monitors to the Sapphire HD6950 FleX Edition, they all appear within the ‘my digital flat panels’ section of Catalyst Control Center. If you have any problems at this stage, but sure to click ‘preferences’ and select the advanced viewing mode.

The next stage is to configure the panels as a ‘single’ group. This merges all the screens into a SLS (Single Large Surface) environment. The added benefit of this is that the taskbar in Windows spans all monitors within this shared configuration. The image above shows a 4×1 configuration, although this will depend on how many monitors you have attached. Two, three, four and five monitors are supported from the HD6950 Flex card.

Once all the monitors are set into SLS, then the resolution is combined – in this case 7680×1080 resolution.

Above is a screengrab of our desktop at 7680×1080 resolution, converted into .jpg format for file size reasons.

It only takes a few moments, and ATI have included a fantastic support mechanism in their driver to fix mis-positioned monitors. This means if the middle screen is on the right of your desktop, you can easily move it into the central position by a blue screen configuration setting.

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