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Hardware Crazy New Graphics Cards from PowerColor

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    Holy S*.

    I don't suppose the Hydra card would theoretically work as the secondary card in a setup? (say a GTX495 as the primary)
     
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  3. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Wow, PowerColor were always good in my book, but this pushes them almost to the top of my list of card designers.
     
  4. Jezcentral

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    I love the idea behind the Sniper. They're aren't just pushing any old tech onto the most expensive card, to try and tempt the biggest spenders, they've given it some THOUGHT, and come up with a specific, completely plausible market segment.
     
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    I think those ideas might just be crazy enough to work!
     
  6. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I can't help but think the integrated NIC is a stupid idea. What if I want to upgrade my video card at a later date?

    I do however, like the half height 5770 though.
     
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    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    Let's see if you still feel like that when you have to deal with their RMA procedures....which is virtually non existent in the UK.
     
  8. mi1ez

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    Mixed bag there, but it's good to see at least company willing to risk doing something different!
     
  9. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Isn't your retailer the one who has to deal with them?

    Like the half heigt card...shame it exhausts against a backplate.
     
  10. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Beyond insane - the 12 screen 5970 is WTF worthy.
     
  11. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    so with a graphics card with hydra on board I could drop one in to my existing pc and get dual card lovelyness?

    that'd be an immediate buy
     
  12. mi1ez

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    That's the theory, although the drivers haven't proven to be up to scratch thus far...

    That said, with a second motherboard manufacturer looking at using the chip, there must be potential in there that we've not yet seen.
     
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    All sorts of possibilities spring to mind with that half height 5770. It's got enough performance for a respectable LAN box so team that with a mini ITX and you could be looking at a seriously small system. I'm not keen on the idea of 40 mm fans but a custom water block could fix that...
     
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    Wow, that 5970 looks good ;)
     
  15. Lockon Stratos

    Lockon Stratos I Will Snipe You!

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    the integrated Killer NIC 5770 is old news - TPU had it on their frontpage last week
     
  16. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    I think the most exciting thing is if the lucid chip can be delivered on a graphics card... I love 3d vision and physx but ati cards are better value this gen and have eyefinity.

    I'd drop a couple of hundred on a card that'd give me the best of both worlds even if there was only a 30% bump in performance overall.
     
  17. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Put the Sniper in a secondary PCI-E slot and use the new card's GPU for gaming? You might have driver hiccups, but that should work...
     
  18. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    IIRC at that time it wasn't launched under PC name yet.
     
  19. mi1ez

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    I believe the Lucid Hydra drivers replace both the AMD and Nvidia drivers, so you probably wouldn't get either 3DVision, Eyefinity or PhysX. At least that's what I believe to be the situation. If anyone can confirm/deny, go for it!
     
  20. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Nope, Eyefinity does work and can be boosted (admitedly only ~30% at present) by an nvidia card.
    Not sure about other technologys such as using eyefinty that is boosted by an nvidia card, with the nvidia card providing physx at the same time, or if physx would work at all.

    Here is a link to a review testing this out :)
    http://www.pcper.com/comments.php?nid=8505

    Howevwer looking at that ATI card with hydra, it appears to only sport 1 dvi, 1display port, and 1 svideo out connectors?
    So 3 screen eyefinty may not be supported on this card.

    Currently trying to find more info about it.

    EDIT: looks like it sports 1x HDMI, 1x DVI, 1x DP :)
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