Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Now that's what I'm talking about HD5(8)70-Eyefininty on a NETBOOK!!

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 2:29:48 AM

Alright, now this is nice.

Not a Fujitsu-nothing running something lame on a last generation model XGP setup, no, Nice Acer Ferrari model running HAWX with 3 screen Eyefinity with an HD5870M (Mobile HD5770) card! :ouch: 

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2010/1/7/amd-showc...

Oie! :o 

Now just gimme that as a notebook with a solid Mobile Corei7 CPU and dual HDD bays and I'll whip-out my credit card !! :sol: 
a c 189 U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 3:25:18 AM

wow, it's an amazing netbook. But still, it's a netbook, too small i think, i never like a gaming netbook... :) 
How about the heat? i'm sure it's very hot inside...
And about the XGP box, i think i still prefer desktop. :D 
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 3:53:24 AM

Yeah, it's not for everyone, but give me one of those with a Core i7-920XM in a 15-18" Notebook Chassis with an internal MHD5500/5300 class GPU, with the option for the XGP MHD5870 with a possible future upgrade, and then you've got a nice rig for mobile editing as well as some gaming, and with easy upgrades.
Related resources
a c 216 U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 3:59:05 AM

The eyefinity isn't the part that is exciting to me, but the fact that a netbook/notebook has a processor equivilent to a 5770 is impressive.
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 4:02:46 AM

Fiiiinally, something for TGGA, its like you won the banana lottery heheh. Good to see tho, as this gen has power savings and power
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 5:35:27 AM

I am a little disappointed with how a mobility HD 5870 performs,i was expecting more :( 
But Eyefinity and DX11 looks good :) 
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 10:50:39 AM

Whats the point of using Eyefinity on a netbook? That defeats the entire purpose of getting a netbook in the first place!
a c 189 U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 12:08:57 PM

gamerk316 said:
Whats the point of using Eyefinity on a netbook? That defeats the entire purpose of getting a netbook in the first place!


^+1
You Hit the target, gamerk316...
:D 
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 10:04:14 PM

gamerk316 said:
Whats the point of using Eyefinity on a netbook? That defeats the entire purpose of getting a netbook in the first place!


Not really, it's an ADD-on, so how does that defeat the purpose of a netbook anymore than a memory stick or external HDD does? Think of it like a docking-station if it helps you think outside the box.

It's obvious some of you are missing the point of having the netbook when you want the portability, and then having the power when you need it, not being limited to just a GMA GPU with a single output.

It's interesting how people seem to think form factor must dictate functionality, VooDoo, Fujitsu and Sony have been making powerful portables for years for people who don't want to be tied die to a desktop, but also what more power than a smartphone.

When unhooked, you still get all the benefits of the netbook, just the option for a little more should you so desire.
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 11:00:49 PM

Finally, someone who sees outside the box as well
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 11:09:52 PM

Well I'm not really sure how this is different to desktop eyefinity.

To be fair, TGGA considers that to be a gimmick. I don't. The only thing that held me back was a lack of dvi-displayport adaptor, something that Sapphire has now fixed with this...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/188282

Note I bought the last one. ;) 
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 11:13:43 PM

Don't misunderstand me though...this is amazing lol. A notebook running 3 screen gaming will probably be mind blowing to a lot of people.
a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 12:42:41 PM

Quote:
Well I'm not really sure how this is different to desktop eyefinity.

To be fair, TGGA considers that to be a gimmick. I don't.


?? :heink: 

Where did I say that? It may be a checkbox for some, but far from a gimmick, I've played with surround gaming on the Matrox solutions, been wanting it on others since ATi talked about SurroundView on the 9200 IGP years ago, and personally want triple monitor support at home to match my docking station at work which has a P260 CRT flanked by two 20" LCDs. It's great for both productivity, research, and editing.

I think you're mis-attributing that comment. :non: 


!