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Hardware Asus Immensity: ROG board with on-board HD 5770

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 3 Jun 2010.

  1. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    It might be a HD5670 chip, which by all means isn't bad, just not as good.

    Still it's not too good a concept to use since it sucks up lanes, if it was relatively low powered perhaps it could use a X4 lane instead?
     
  3. -VK-

    -VK- Lurker

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    Aww, you coulda Facebooked the bodyguard out of the picture!

    *lurks*
     
  4. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    So in fact its performance increase will be marginal when paired with a 5850+. Not only that but when you think about installing a next generation GPU, the 'future-proofing' will be negligible.
     
  5. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Asus Obsolescencity doesn't just have the same ring to it...
     
  6. borandi

    borandi What's a Dremel?

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    It's a 5450, if you actually ask Asus at the booth.
     
  7. Glix

    Glix Left Thumb Stick in the mud.

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    If so then this isn't news, all of the board manufacturers have been buying up cut down integrated graphics boards for years (G31/G41). This is pointless since we already have the intel solution of i3/i5 which from the get go are supposed to be cheap.
     
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    azrael- I'm special...

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    What's the form factor of this thing? Does look a bit too big for standard ATX. Is it E-ATX?
     
  9. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    It's really a 5770.
     
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    Chocobollz What's a Dremel?

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    No, it's a 5870! (just to make things worse :D)
     
  12. Pete J

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    One thing I've been wondering since hearing about the Hydra chip: How does PhysX come into it? Does it stop working if an ATI card is present (I'd expect it to)? Or is it disabled overall, even if all the cards are Nvidia?

    Effectively, the board could force people to favour ATI over Nvidia due to potential PhysX problems, though in reality the kind of people who buy this board will most likely be enthusiasts who'll know about this.
     
  13. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    PhysX will never work with AMD cards if nVidia has anything to say about it.
     
  14. Pete J

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    I know and it's one of the biggest dick-moves I've ever seen :miffed: .

    I still wonder if the Hydra chip affects PhysX though?
     
  15. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    I wouldn't doubt detection of the Hydra chip will disable PhysX if this board gets popular, or if the idea takes off. Would certainly be interesting to see if any heat goes to Lucid directly as a means of stopping any ATI mixing at the source.
     
  16. borandi

    borandi What's a Dremel?

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    Does the GPU mix allow me to play Nvidia 3D with an Nvidia card and still
    get the best out of ATI cards which I prefer?
     
  18. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    The chip is undoubtably a redwood die, so either asus stuck it on there for a cheap non working sample (instead of a juniper die) or something has gotten lost in translation.
     
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