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Graphics PowerColor developing Eyefinity-12 5970

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pimonserry, 30 Apr 2010.

  1. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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  2. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    Holy ****.
     
  3. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    omg that is kind of point less who needs more than 3 screens and what game are you going to be able to play at a 12monitor resolution

    some people prefer in somecases having 1 monitor to 3 who is going to be able to afford 12 screens and the stand to hold them and you are going to need 2 of thoses cards to get even close to be playing a a 12monitor res
     
  4. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Urgh, this sounds nice and pointless. why 12? it makes no sense as you have the same "bezel right in the middle" problem that you get with 6. Having 9 (3x3) screens, as several people have said before, is the only logical step up from 3 for gaming. I suppose there's an arguement for 10 (5x2) or 15 (5x3) too.
     
  5. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Why not 9? Is there even official support for twelve?
     
  6. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    I imagine there'd be custom drivers, so no official support from ATi. Unless they really like the idea.
     
  7. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    I like how they added the extra displayports.
    Why can't more companies do the connectors like this?
     
  8. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Could this be trickling down from there professional grade cards, the idea of 12 screens for some like monitoring a system or data.

    I mainly keep my eye on quadro's because there better for me, but ATi fire pro's could be fecking awesome right now!
     
  9. Rofl_Waffle

    Rofl_Waffle What's a Dremel?

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    You can always get a 3x4 configuration. At that point someone would need two stands, a custom table, and perhaps a bigger room. Though one question remains. Can you even see 12 screens at the same time.

    Eyefinity is such a scam. Its all about 2560x1600 monitors.
     
  10. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Or for high level systems control. Power stations, air traffic control, security systems. I know it's based on a consumer card but I see this being aimed more towards companies/industry
     
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    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    It makes sense from a none gaming view, i guess theres enough people out there that could use a 12 screen setup, and this is just a cheaper way of getting it.

    From a gaming POV it does seem a little odd but i suppose you could use 9 instead of 12, i cant see why 9 wouldnt be supported, Or maybe powercolor have inside info on bezel-less screens?
     
  12. Rofl_Waffle

    Rofl_Waffle What's a Dremel?

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    I dont understand why they don't simply make bigger screens.

    Anyway, I don't think they make 3x3 stands.
     
  13. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Blimey!

    You have to wonder though, would it actually have enough grunt to power twelve screens?
     
  14. hyper_somniac

    hyper_somniac What's a Dremel?

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    I can imagine a lot of head tilting and turning when using 12 screens!
     
  15. nRollo

    nRollo NVIDIA Focus Group

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    Three monitor EyeFinity (or nV's 3 panel setups) are great, but 6+ is very, very bad for this reason.

    You mind kind of blurs over the three panel because it's peripheral vision, but when you play on the 6 panel set it feels like you're looking around at individual monitors.
     
  16. LordBen5000

    LordBen5000 What's a Dremel?

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    jeesus, i can't even think for a non-commercial use for this, sure i could imagine it in a commercial professional environment
     
  17. badman_mo007

    badman_mo007 What's a Dremel?

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    A card like this will be useful in like 10 years time when everyone has acess to cheap OLED monitors. The bezels on those things are practically invisible.
    I think someone mentioned on the blog that this could be used to run several systems off one pc in places like internet cafes, and it would save a lot power consumption.
     
  18. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    This'd make a pretty epic flight deck simulation card.
     
  19. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    stockbrokers will love this - have 9 screens showing stocks while having a blast on Dirt2 on the remaining 3 ;)
     
  20. The Infamous Mr D

    The Infamous Mr D Minimodder

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    It's a decidedly serious case of overkill. Twelve monitors? And some 12 display-capable beast of a card? Not to mention the logistics of where this all lives and how much juice it sucks up... ugh.

    Enough with the parallelism already. One display, bloody big and curved around me, thanks.
     

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