Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 review [Guru3D.com]

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 - gaming on six monitors.
    We test the Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 edition card in CrossfireX actually combined with six .. yes SIX monitors. We'll build a nice frame that can...

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  2. IPlayNaked

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    It's a thing of beauty, there's no doubt about it.

    We just need smaller bezels. I just can't do it with them the size they are currently. I know, I've experienced it, and you don't see it when you're gaming...But I'm 100% sure there are times when something is ruined by it.

    If I can get less than 1/2 an inch between screens, I'd probably jump on it.

    EDIT: Oh man, I loved Anno on it. That's awesome.
     
  3. justmeez

    justmeez Master Guru

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    Don't want to ask a dumb question which may have been covered, but is it possiblle to run 9 screens or 3x3 landscape with eyefinity? If it is, man, Id so contemplate being an even poorer college student, moreso then I am now, to get a setup like that.
     
  4. Jonp382

    Jonp382 Master Guru

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    The 5870 only has 6 display controllers on the chip, so even if they had 9 mini display ports you couldn't do a 3x3 setup.
     

  5. Rochin

    Rochin Ancient Guru

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    For a shooter that makes no sense with all the dead areas. Cool idea but not very easy to use.
     
  6. IPlayNaked

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    I'm fairly certain it would be possible to run that 3x3 setup if you had two cards. Though they couldn't be crossfired and I don't believe games would work.

    Someone back me up on that.
     
  7. ASLayerAODsk

    ASLayerAODsk Master Guru

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    awesome review! was waiting for this since the release of the 5xxx series...VERY disappointed to see that the bezels are a HUGE factor in this...esp for gaming. After watching the vids..I WILL NOT be going into the Eyefinity 6...HOWEVER I will be going Eyefinity 3 later this year :) Although with the 120hz moniters...im not quite sure if i should go with those..or not.I guess price will determine that...and dont they have minimal bezel moniters yet? or NO bezel moniters?
     
  8. justmeez

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    Ahh if its possible to have the 3x3 but not play games on it. I am dissapoint.
     
  9. chanw4

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    How about those ultra thin bezel monitors announce lately? The black bezel is too noticeable...
     
  10. LesserHellspawn

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    6 Monitors with the bezels in the middle is certainly a no go. I'd really like to see the 3x1 portrait mode in action, that might be the sweet point. Nice 3600x1920 on large screens, with the middle unblocked. Or even 4800x2560 with really large screens, though those still cost a fortune.
     

  11. deltatux

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    Cool idea, only if the bezel wasn't in the way.... stupid bezels lol.

    deltatux
     
  12. WhiteLightning

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    they really need to create the one monitor to rule them all.

    one with 6 inputs, and NO frame around the inner sides.
     
  13. Omagana

    Omagana Ancient Guru

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    Samsung showed off super thin bezel monitors not long ago.
     
  14. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    time to start a thin bezel trend~
     
  15. mlmiller

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    Hollow deck

    How about one projector shooting at each surface of a room. It would be like a complete surround experience. Even better at 120hz and 3d glasses...Maybe with 4 5870's and a 12 core...I'd love to see this next generation boldly tested as no one has tested before!
     
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  16. chalky

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    it looks realy ugly having black lines spoiling the view i would never use such a display one seemless monitor only my personal chioce
     
  17. SnooSnoo

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    They CF'ed them.
     
  18. ASLayerAODsk

    ASLayerAODsk Master Guru

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    or a really good projector :)
     
  19. H83

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    I would rather have one 30 inch LCD than six...
     
  20. Laykun

    Laykun Ancient Guru

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    Unfortunately all projectors aren't made equal and each one would require tuning individually. When some bulbs break prematurely and you replace them then one projector is going to be brighter than the others in your configuration. It simply wouldn't be good if you're going for a seamless effect. A good idea, but some of us have already tried it :p.
     

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