Wednesday, April 28th 2010

PowerColor Designs Radeon HD 5970 4GB Graphics Card with 12 Display Outputs

While major AMD AIBs have given their creativity wings with the Radeon HD 5970, coming up with uber-high end graphics cards, PowerColor joined the party with its latest creation in the making: a graphics card with 12 display outputs! The design wires all six TMDs from each of the two GPUs into DisplayPort connectors, letting users make large Eyefinity display-heads. Each of the two GPUs is connected to 2 GB of GDDR5 memory making the total memory on board to 4 GB. The card is expected to be the thickest among others' HD 5970 designs, spanning over three expansion slots (two slot-spaces occupied by 12 mini-DP ports and one with the exhaust). PowerColor may choose Computex as the ideal launch-vehicle for this monstrosity. More details are awaited, but there's a Frankenstein picture of the card to go on.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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42 Comments on PowerColor Designs Radeon HD 5970 4GB Graphics Card with 12 Display Outputs

#1
damric
This could make the ultimate home game/movie theater from hell!
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#2
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Would love to see someone but it and hook up all 12 monitors. The e-peen would be into the stratosphere.
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#3
option350z
Good to see ATI is having fun with their new cards, I wonder what they will think of next in the 6000 series.
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#4
KainXS
probably made to topple matrox's monster for businesses

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#5
v12dock


24 monitors of pure eye infinity
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#7
Hayder_Master
next Hollywood cinemas made by pc with many big LCD's and ATi eyefinity card
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#8
gumpty
by: v12dock
http://img.techpowerup.org/100429/Ati_Eyefinity_AMD.png

24 monitors of pure eye infinity
Imagine the time it would take to set the bezel correction on all those monitors!

And yet ... the targeting reticule will still be hidden behind the bezel! An odd number of monitors it the only way to do proper gaming. Unless ... you set up your monitor in 2 groups ... one of nine and one of three. Hmmm ... that could work.
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pr0n Inspector
by: Wile E
I was actually mistaken. Only 2 ports per gpu support passive adapters, while the other 4 require DP or active adapters. I was thinking of the regular cards that only need 1 DP display, and the other 2 can be DVI or HDMI.
adaptors vs converters
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#10
mdsx1950
Booo i rather get two of those Sapphire 5970 TOXIC 4GB. 12 screens is just crazy lol. But still wow. Imagining 12 50" screens together is mouthwatering . That would be like 600 effing inches!! But because its only display ports its gonna be really annoying lol. :p
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#13
gumpty
by: HossHuge
I thought eye infinity was for more of a surround view. That to me is no better than buying a projector and sitting close.
I think eyefinity is what you make of it. Companies would be interested in that sort of 'large & flat' thing from an on-site advertising point of view.

And I'm not sure you can get projectors with high enough resolutions to match that?
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#14
Wile E
Power User
by: pr0n Inspector
adaptors vs converters
It's either or. Both terms are correct. Google search for active display port adapter, and exactly what I am referring to comes up.
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, I can see this card being used by security, but man oh man, if I were on duty, Id be playing some hellacious RTS or FPS games. HA HA!
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#16
Meizuman
by: HossHuge
I thought eye infinity was for more of a surround view. That to me is no better than buying a projector and sitting close.
And you would buy a projector with 11520 x 4320 resolution where?
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HossHuge
by: gumpty
And I'm not sure you can get projectors with high enough resolutions to match that?
by: Meizuman
And you would buy a projector with 11520 x 4320 resolution where?
If I were using it for gaming, I would use it for a surround effect. I believe it would change your sense of direction in the game. But if it's just to have a big flat screen....meh (high res or not). Not too mention the cost difference.

24*$160(the cheapest 22' monitor on Newegg) = $3840
1*$2600 (the most expensive projector, maybe not the best) = $2600

But that's just me....:toast:
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