So, apprantly the new 9.12 Catalyst drivers support EyeInfinity + CrossFire.
However, I'm told it's buggy.
But what I don't know is whether or not you can finally use DVI+DVI on the first card and a single DVI on the second, or if you're stills tuck to DVI+DVI+DP on the first card only.
I have two Samsung 2343 (23" 2048x1152) monitors right now and I'm going to get a a used 5770 for cheap tomorrow. I want to just buy a 5850/5870 now, but I'd have to wait a couple months to afford that. By getting a 5770 now, then buying a third Samsung 2343, and eventually getting a second 5770, I don't have to wait a few months all at once, I can enoy it sequentially now. I would have just gone for a 5850 right away, but a mixture of not being able to work (illness) and a boss who screwed up my pay changes that. That, and that to buy a 5850 locally costs about $360-380 (despite the CAD = 0.97 USD right now).
In time, I'd eventually trade up to 2x5890 2GB when I hahve the money (So I could actually use AA/AF), but that's still quite a bit away.
I haven't heard of CF and Eyefinity working together yet. When the 5970 came out they had to use beta drivers for CF + EF. It only worked for about 6 games, and ONLY for the 5970. Have a link about these 9.12s of which you speak?
Xfire works, but as mentioned by SS you are still limited to the output options of the one card, so if you want 3 DVI then it requires an active adapter. You can use a passive adapter if you can make VGA one of your options.
I made sure to pick up a reference card.
No ugly ass egg shaped cooler that recirculates air or 512mb card for me please. =D
Just waiting to have some spare cash to pick up my 2nd 5770 and 3rd 2343.
Though I may get a Dell SP2309W instead of a third Samsung 2343 (HDMI, onboard speakers, webcam, sexy).
And about the VGA/DVI debate on high resolutions, it's been a while since I tested, but my current card doesn't even have a VGA port and I lost my DVI to VGA adaptor to recheck. =D
That's the reference cooler for the 5750, most 5770 have the card-long HSF assembly.
Actually the egg shaped cooler looks pretty good when you see it irl. My HIS one has it, and the pcb is a nice shade of blue and they both combine to make a nice looking card. Way nicer than the arctic cooler on the powercolor play edition.
The HIS one is also running 6-8 degrees cooler too, although some of that can be attributed to it being in slot #2.