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This relates to the previous question from Sept 18, 2017: So do I understand that this adapter WILL take a DisplayPort OUTPUT from the computer and convert it to a DVI-D INPUT signal for a monitor (without requiring some active solution)?
I guess it is my fault for not reading reviews and the description, but this cable doesn't work with eyefinity. It is passive, so it doesn't convert the signal. You will need to buy an active converter which is 18 on monoprice. Active converters have an actual chip built into it that converts the signal. Just be aware of this.
PROS: It works, but not as I need it to
CONS: I guess it is my fault for not reading reviews and the description, but this cable doesn't work with eyefinity. It is passive, so it doesn't convert the signal. You will need to buy an active converter which is 18 on monoprice. Active converters have an actual chip built into it that converts the signal. Just be aware of this.
The product does work as designed, but I prefer the 6" dongle instead of the all-one-piece version of this converter. I had trouble finding the 6" version on the website too but if you can find it someplace, it is worth the extra dollars for it.
I have had one of these for several years, and I have to say that it may have saved me several hundred dollars today. Having not purchased longer cables to accommodate a new sit-stand desk, I accidentally had a cable snag, which put pressure on the monitor and computer, but the adapter split apart instead saving me a $200+ monitor purchase and a $300+ graphics card purchase. So, even if it is a little flimsy, it has been a safe connection and one that will break instead of breaking your devices. The adapter has worked great to convert a displayport signal into my DVI (single) monitor. I even discovered that it takes care of the wonky plug-n-play behavior of DP that makes the monitor disappear despite being connected to a DP card, the DVI monitor doesn't disappear from device manager.
PROS: - A surprisingly effective fail-point - Maintains a solid connection under normal operation - Behaves like a DVI connection, not like a DP connection
CONS: - Sags a bit when connected horizontally, and would be nicer if it had a wire inline to reduce stress on any DP device plugs.