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Hardware ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. shokwaav

    shokwaav New Member

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    Grid 2? don't you mean Dirt 2?
     
  3. DocWolfe

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    The game in the picture is definately GRID.
     
  4. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Yup, corrected, it's Grid
     
  5. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    ^^ No, it's Dirt 2... Ahhh, who cares, they both look the same! :D
     
  6. Redkachina

    Redkachina Califragilistsic Expialidocious

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    Looks like more ram is better for eyefinity..
     
  7. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Maybe it's really the new Codies F1 game :p
     
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    cyrilthefish New Member

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    Out of interest, have you tried the screens in portrait mode?

    3x screens in portrait would seem a lot better than the epic-widescreen of them in landscape mode IMHO

    3240 x 1920 vs 5760 x 1080
     
  9. infi

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    with how many screens did you test the IDLE power consumption of the eyefinity card? only with one screen or with all 6 screens connected and activated?

    because I recently noticed that the power consumption of my new HD5870 card was on par with my old HD3870 until I activated my second screen, while this didn't matter on the HD3870 the IDLE power consumption soared a whopping 30W on the HD5870, I'm even considering adding a 5450 card at 6W idle just to run the second screen.

    so I would find it interesting how the idle power consumption on the eyefinity card varies depending on the number of monitors.
     
  10. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    is there any reason why people MUST have 3 identical resolution screens at identical orientation?

    as the article said (im sure ATI knows this) only half of each side screen can actually be seen.

    surely best way to do it is have Portrait + large Landscape + Portrait. (eg, 20 + 30 + 20; 17 + 24 19x12 + 17; 19 + 27 25x14 + 19) that's how i'd configure my monitors if i have the money for a 30incher.
     
  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Wow... it's still not useful. Get rid of bezels and we're talking.

    Oh, and the price for the whole setup sucks as well. ;)
     
  12. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    All must be same can't so the flight sim setups which are kinda pro

    2gb of ram does nothing, £110 for 0 it's worse than the 480 and it's a waste of money

    I recently went 2 screens for certain games

    World of Warcraft and sup com 1+2 wow let's you dump all raid stuff on it and sup
    com gives you the tactical map

    but I mostly just use my 24inch for games and the 22inch for msn ect
     
  13. Unknownsock

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    I could get a Eyefinity setup for just over £200 with 3 19" screens, so it isnt that much.
     
  14. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Why didn't you rotate the 3 screens 90 degrees, this way you would see all 3 screens and instead of being to limited vertically it would also be in a better aspect ratio...

    If you still have the setup standing. Can you try this out maybe?
     
  15. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    But people spending that much on a graphics card usually don't settle for 3 x 19", do they? That's definitely not the part of the market they're aiming for.

    And if I spent that much on a card I'd definitely not use it to power three "small" screens. :p
     
  16. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    Thats my biggest gripe about it right now. Yes it looks nice and all but you have those stupid bezels in the way.
     
  17. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    It is definitely Dirt 2!
    And what is the purpose of eyefinity view if you arent using cockpit view in racing games?
     
  18. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Pointless product. Using 6 screens the performance is pretty poor, and a bezel right through the middle... just where the centre of the screen, or your cross-hairs are. Brilliant.

    Sitting close to a 30" monitor is FAR more immersive than this waste of time.
     
  19. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    it looks scarily like the london rallycross level in dirt 2 though...

    EDIT: yup it is dirt 2 - racers names are from dirt2.
     
  20. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Couldnt you overlap the bezels of the left/right screens and sit the middle screen back the width of the bezel? or the other way round middle overlapping the outer screens?

    That way you'd only have the thickness of a single bezel, still annoying but a little less so than a double thick one.
     
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