jfk Posted January 5, 2016 Report Share Posted January 5, 2016 Here is a good instructional video from AMD, the differences between passive and active adaptors is explained (among other things). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf0X0lNFmgw&feature=youtu.be From what they say there, seems to be a good argument for only using active adaptors.Mixing passive and active adaptors results in two different signal paths. i.e.Passive adaptors pass through legacy DVI/HDMI/VGA native signalsgenerated directly from the graphics card (up to maximum of two). Even though these legacy signals are output on a DisplayPort connector, they are not DisplayPort signals, the graphics card detects the passive adaptor and adjusts to generate the legacy signal types. Active adaptors accept native DisplayPort signals from the graphics cardand then externally adapts them to DVI/HDMI, adding the signals not normally supplied by native DisplayPort.So to ensure no differences in timing, it would make sense to keep all the signal paths the same. Note 3360 WATCHPAX (one output) requires an active adaptor when needed, passive is not supported.3362 WATCHPAX 2 (two outputs) on the other hand supports passive adaptors on both ports. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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