Wednesday, May 19th 2010

PowerColor HD 5970 Eyefinity 12 Graphics Card Pictured

PowerColor's latest high end graphics card which surfaced in April, as a graphics card with the ability to run 12 displays in ATI Eyefinity arrays, seems to have finally taken shape, with the company calling it the PowerColor HD 5970 Eyefinity 12. This graphics card is based on the Radeon HD 5970 dual-GPU graphics card, but makes use of display outputs from both GPUs.

PowerColor had to extend the connectivity on a third slot with mini-Display Port connectors, as it ran out on space with two slots holding 6 connectors and the crucial air-exhaust vent. The second set of mini-DP connectors sit on a riser card, which is detachable, turning the card into a dual-slot Eyefinity6 card. To help handle 12 display heads, the card has 4 GB of GDDR5 memory spread across two 256-bit wide memory interfaces. It is capable of running large Eyefinity display heads which span across all the 12 physical displays. The Eyefinity12 card from PowerColor is expected to be launched during the Computex event, early next month.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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36 Comments on PowerColor HD 5970 Eyefinity 12 Graphics Card Pictured

#1
Tartaros
cauby said:
i quote 300: "this is madness!"

even if this card is priced like all the other regular 5970 (which probably won't),just the cost of 12 displays + display supports is just too expensive!
First, this card is not for gaming purposes. Second, for video editing, engineering, etc, etc this card will be cheaper than a matrox card, if you are used to pay 500 euros for a matrox card with 1gb and 4 display ports and for a little more you get another card with 4 times that memory and 3 times more connectors, who's your daddy?
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t77snapshot
btarunr said:
PowerColor's latest high end graphics card which surfaced in April, as a graphics card with the ability to run 12 displays in ATI Eyefinity arrays, seems to have finally taken shape, with the company calling it the PowerColor HD 5970 Eyefinity 12. This graphics card is based on the Radeon HD 5970 dual-GPU graphics card, but makes use of display outputs from both GPUs.

PowerColor had to extend the connectivity on a third slot with mini-Display Port connectors, as it ran out on space with two slots holding 6 connectors and the crucial air-exhaust vent. The second set of mini-DP connectors sit on a riser card, which is detachable, turning the card into a dual-slot Eyefinity6 card. To help handle 12 display heads, the card has 4 GB of GDDR5 memory spread across two 256-bit wide memory interfaces. It is capable of running large Eyefinity display heads which span across all the 12 physical displays. The Eyefinity12 card from PowerColor is expected to be launched during the Computex event, early next month.

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Source: TechConnect Magazine
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#3
anarher
It would be nice if the detachable part could be installed in another slot if the above of the card. In other hand it makes easily to do crossfire.

Great card
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#4
HillBeast
HalfAHertz said:
Notice how there were exactly 12 replies for this 12 monitor imput mostrocity. But fear not! I came just in time to put an end to it :D

To people asking why, I'm pretty sure that 90% of the potential customers will not use it for gaming but instead drive an info-terminal or something similar...
For an info terminal, I'd say it may be more cost effective to get 4 cheaper cards with 3 outputs each, but I'm not sure how many you could find with 3 digital outs rather than 2 digital and 1 S-Video or something.
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#5
araditus
I am really excited about this, If I cant get away with This card and 6-10 24"LED monitors for under 3k I will be stoked. I am a day trader by career, and the more real estate I have the more charts I can watch (and bigger too) the more research I can have, the more news feeds, more strategies everyday I look back and see I missed a few opportunities on securites I shoved to the side to make room or minimized, and I still do about 15 trades a day.

This is a dream come true, but ill need a bigger desk, or move it to my wall and do some wall mounting, quick question however, I have 2 30 inch monitors right now, will I be able to run them at 1600p and have the smallers at their native resolutions or will I have to bring down the 30's?
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#6
pr0n Inspector
Kitkat said:
Eyefinity wasnt for gaming orginaly at all. period. Sure Eyefinity 3 is being marketed that way because its the most accesible, efficient and quality experience (while gaming) version. This versions is for all those monitors that show EXAMPLES at expos or stores when u go to buy them ect Tech expos ect. It might show up alot of places but is a catalog type item.

Example: Having the 1080p Transformers running in the store, so u make the choice u want in monitors.

Its not a gaming card at all. Its NOT FOR YOU.... don't complain lol. Sure its an interesting feat given all the stuff u used to have to do or the media rigs u had to build to get the same thing at more cost and weaker specs but yes its useless to most. I used to work in best buy.. They'll want stuff like this. For all those monitors and maybe 10 TVS at a time.
Why would you need a 5970 to do something that simple? You can't justify the ridiculousness of this card with that.
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#7
wahdangun
araditus said:
I am really excited about this, If I cant get away with This card and 6-10 24"LED monitors for under 3k I will be stoked. I am a day trader by career, and the more real estate I have the more charts I can watch (and bigger too) the more research I can have, the more news feeds, more strategies everyday I look back and see I missed a few opportunities on securites I shoved to the side to make room or minimized, and I still do about 15 trades a day.

This is a dream come true, but ill need a bigger desk, or move it to my wall and do some wall mounting, quick question however, I have 2 30 inch monitors right now, will I be able to run them at 1600p and have the smallers at their native resolutions or will I have to bring down the 30's?
yes, i think you can do this (because every monitor have different control in controlling resolution)
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#8
Bravo2Zero
24 monitors

having 24 monitors would be about as useful as having 24 projectors to project your screen against a building and sitting a mile away . to play games with .
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#9
$immond$
Bravo2Zero said:
having 24 monitors would be about as useful as having 24 projectors to project your screen against a building and sitting a mile away . to play games with .
I agree. QF"F"T
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#10
Wile E
Power User
I would get this and just leave the extra 6 ports off, and have a 5970 with 2GB per gpu, the way it should be.
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