Pros: Wonderful card, runs my 4 HDMI monitors flawlessly using Mini-DP to HDMI cable. To my surprise it even ran dissimilar monitors (3 Acer 23" and a LG 55" HDTV) all at the same time and even at different resolutions which to my understanding is not supported by ATI nor with Windows 7. Later I also purchased an ATI 2260 to add an additional 5th and sixth monitor without problem. Everything was plug and play.
Cons: Low profile back-plate not provided and none are available. Slow, definitely not a gaming screamer.
Summary: I consider this to be the best value graphics card on the market for trading computer setup.This card supports a multi-monitor functionality.DVI to mDP passive adapters included.AMD has told me you do not need more expensive active adapters as long as the monitors are identical. Delivery was super fast to Qld,Australia in under 7 days.I purchased 2 x cards for 8 x monitor support.Would highly recommend to anyone requiring multi-monitor setup.
Summary: If you need to drive multiple 2560 x 1440 (or 1600) monitors you either need a dual dual-link DVI card or (at least) dual displayport. You don't have many choices to start off with and if you want a quiet passively cooled card, this one is pretty much the only game in town. This card works with xorg in linux, but xorg is still a little rough around the edges when it comes to supporting displayport.
Summary: Hi Folks, This is a non-review of the ATI FirePro. I just bought a new Win7 tower (Intel Core i7). I've used 2-3 monitors (now 4) for >20 years as a stock trader and academic. I strongly considered the ATI FirePro, but decided to go with two cheap video cards from ASUS. Each card drives two monitors: 2 X 2 = 4. Look at my extensive Amazon reviews of the ASUS Silent 210 and the ASUS GT520.
It works, even Linux, but the drivers for Linux are weak
Stu Thompson, Amazon
30 April 2012
Summary: While this card supports Linux, the ATI Catalyst drivers for LInux are weak. Why do I say that? 1) must reboot between almost any change in configuration, 2) must turn off the "one desk" top feature to rearrange displays (require a reboot), 3) only worked under Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome--Mint LInux with Xfce and Gnome + Ubuntu 11 with Gnome did not work. The reboots are irritating and time consuming. Reminds me of the Windows 95 era. At the end of the day, it works.
Summary: I bought this card so I could run 3-4 monitors in an extended desktop setup (non-gaming), with each one working independently from the other. I have windows 7 64 bit and dealing with windows and graphics cards, I was expecting the setup to be difficult and time consuming with the requisite calls to the manufacturer for tech support. I can say though that installing the card and software worked right out the box.
Pros: Did what it was intended to do, plus it is playing nicely with two other cards that are Gigabute ATI Radeon HD 5450 cards. I am driving 4 Acer S231HL monitors with the Firepro and 2 more with the Gigabyte cards plus a Dell u3011. I was really surprised that everything worked together. I may eventually just use two Firepros to keep things simple.
Cons: The dongles that come with the card will only support up to 1920x1200 since the are DVI. Per the specs, you must get purchase separately a MiniDP to DP adapter to get to the 2560x1600. Check their web site specs, I didn't see it on the Newegg specs.
Great card for multiple monitors BUT you must buy 2 adapters
Eric Bottomley, Amazon
10 January 2012
Summary: We use two of these cards in an HP Z400 workstation and it will suport 8 monitors. This is for business applications, not for gaming. There is definantly one issue here though. For me at least, to get 4 monitors up and running, you must buy some additional adapters. There must be 2 of the adapters used that have a chip in them. I read somewhere that this is a multi monitor\ATI thing. The easiest way is to buy 2 VGA adaptors and use 2 adapters that come with it.
Summary: I installed the latest drivers (as of 11-23-11) without even opening the installation disk. The big HP ZR2740w could not go above 720p resolution even though the card recognized the monitor and displayed all supported resolutions properly.
Pros: Cheap and silent 4x! Perfect solution for a gambler (trader) or any other power non-gamer.
Pros: Can display on 4 seperate monitors simulataneously. Decent Windows 7 scores but I do not game so that is not an issue. Minimal power supply requirements. Awesome performance and no lag when running (4) 21in 1600x1200 res. Samsung LCD screens. Includes 4 MDP to DVI-D adapter and doesn't require expensive active adapters.
Cons: I guess the only complaint would be price depending on what you are expecting to spend but the adapters that are included made the card worth while in my book.