AMD to Launch DisplayPort to Single Link DVI AdaptersCategory: Gadgets
Posted: September 2, 2010 12:44PM
Hot on the heels of Sapphire announcing plans to launch active DisplayPort to single link DVI adapters, AMD itself has announced plans that it will launch adapters of its own. These adapters will be very inexpensive compared to the active DisplayPort to dual link DVI adapters that go for $100 as AMD states that the single link adapters will cost no more than $30. How does that sound to get some Eyefinity action going on? Just like Sapphire's adapter, the ones by AMD are only single link to help reduce the price but that means you are limited to a resolution of 1920x1200 on the connected monitor. With an adapter costing $30, anyone will be able to run Eyefinity provided they have the room and expenses for three or more monitors. AMD is hoping more people will be able to experience Eyefinity, not just for gaming but also for enhanced productivity during office tasks.
AMD is going to have various partners, like Sapphire, sell the adapters though no launch date was announced. For a cost of $30, I think there will be many people interested in these.