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PowerColor Shows Radeon HD With Eyefinity 12

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 87 comments

I wouldn't be able to use all of those ports even if I hooked up every single monitor I have in my house.

While some of us are just graduating to having three monitors on our desks from two, PowerColor is putting even those high-flyers with fancy Eyefinity 6 setups to shame with the reveal of an Eyefinity 12 monster.

So far the reveal has been confined to pictures shared on PowerColor's facebook page, but we fully anticipate to see it running in action at Computex.

 

PowerColor's Facebook, via Engadget.

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    brother shrike , May 4, 2010 1:07 AM
    Quote:
    While some of us are just graduating to having three monitors on our desks from two...


    Some of us just graduated to a single 16:9 LCD...
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    Luscious , May 4, 2010 1:29 AM
    Great - now I can play Solitaire on 12 screens.
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    mister g , May 4, 2010 1:31 AM
    The triple slot card, it's finally happened. Just saying.
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    builderbobftw , May 4, 2010 12:48 AM
    Woah....

    That's awesome if you have the cash for 12 moniters...
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    JasonAkkerman , May 4, 2010 12:49 AM
    I take it that's a 5970, with the dual GPU and all.
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    dj1001 , May 4, 2010 12:52 AM
    people are overlooking that that is an eyefinity 6 edition 5970

    thats news in itself
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    brother shrike , May 4, 2010 1:07 AM
    Quote:
    While some of us are just graduating to having three monitors on our desks from two...


    Some of us just graduated to a single 16:9 LCD...
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    Spike53 , May 4, 2010 1:27 AM
    Dogman I respect your opinion and it would be great to help out those worse off than you. In the realistic world we live in, it won't happen. That's like stopping any technological advancement in order to put those funds towards poor Africans and others worse off. In this capitalist country, some people are better off than others. It's just life. To stop technological innovations and expect companies to donate their profits to the poor is a dream.
    Anyways, I'm pretty excited for these cards. But I don't know what I would ever need 12 monitors for.
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    Luscious , May 4, 2010 1:29 AM
    Great - now I can play Solitaire on 12 screens.
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    mister g , May 4, 2010 1:31 AM
    The triple slot card, it's finally happened. Just saying.
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    Emperus , May 4, 2010 1:33 AM
    Although i too find it unnecessary but this is business.. Its not that anyone can buy this but it does good to show off the engineering potential of a company (let it be ATI or powercolor).. People starving in africa is the result of the economic imbalance and it wont get resolved by one person not buying this card because it does not ensures the money reaches those starving.. Besides, We've bigger problems to tackle.. Take global warning for example.. At the rate with which its improving, we might soon have no one left to starve also..
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    lauxenburg , May 4, 2010 1:34 AM
    brother shrikeSome of us just graduated to a single 16:9 LCD...


    Haha. I still got one of the old VGA LCDs from like 2005. Honestly can't tell any difference between this and DVI.
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    proxy711 , May 4, 2010 1:48 AM
    I don't see why having 12 monitors would be so cool, but hell if i had money to make random shit just because i could...i would!
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    idisarmu , May 4, 2010 1:51 AM
    Will this card also sport 2gb ddr5 per gpu? That would be KILLER! The only thing a 480 really has over a 5870 is a bigger frame buffer. Imagine being able to oc this thing to 5870+ speeds... yum
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    ryanjm , May 4, 2010 2:10 AM
    I don't think this tech will be worth it until you can get zero border monitors.
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    Nakal , May 4, 2010 2:22 AM
    Yeah Dogman, I'm sure you volunteer at a soup kitchen too, or a church function helping the elderly..

    People WORK hard for THEIR money. It is theirs to do as they will. There is a lot of stuff we own that we don't need, but we buy it to make our short stay on this planet a little more enjoyable.

    Oh and it is not just the US, try going to Canada, Europe, Japan... Im sure they have luxurious items too.....
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    jryan388 , May 4, 2010 2:23 AM
    Whoa... 1920 x 1200 in 3 rows of 4... 7920 x 3600 display resolution!
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    njkid3 , May 4, 2010 2:23 AM
    i wonder what would be the resolution when you combine all 12 monitors. and what would really be playable at the resolution.
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    enzo matrix , May 4, 2010 2:30 AM
    dogman_1234Really, all I am trying to say is that this is rediculous! We don't even need 2 monitors. Sure it is luxoury but, realistically, we don't need to waste money. I gave Africa as an example, but really guys,c'mon...this is just nuts. I am not starting a flame thread.

    In the 1990s it was a luxury to have a computer. Who needed one? Prices come down and things that were luxury before become common.
    There will be few markets that need this product and I doubt any of them will be home users. It's likely designed for the business market and those that need to drive 12 monitors for whatever it is they do. Plus it's great for marketing.
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    JOSHSKORN , May 4, 2010 2:35 AM
    brother shrikeSome of us just graduated to a single 16:9 LCD...

    Not me, not yet. I paid $1k for a Samsung SyncMaster 213T in Dec. 2004 and it still works great. It'd better, I paid enough for it. Sucks how monitors today are probably 1/4-1/3 the price. although I can't say I know for sure. I'm not exactly in the market for a new monitor, yet. Maybe I'll jinx myself as soon as I click SUBMIT MY COMMENT. I could use a new 3D monitor, anyway, if they're out yet. I wouldn't know, offhand. Nor would I know if 3D actually is worth it.
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    reklatsa , May 4, 2010 2:37 AM
    On my Mac iifx in the early-mid nineties, I used to play a flight-sim game which allowed 5 monitors. I think it was called F/A-18 Hornet. The PC version didn't have multiple monitor support and I can't remember exactly how the set-up worked (I think code was sent to each Mac & monitor on the Appletalk network). Anyway, the advanced multi-media capabilities of the Mac allowed for some great multiple monitored games. But those 21" CRT colour monitors were hellishly expensive!

    I placed three monitors, one on top of each other; Lower, angled up>For Cockpit controls/Joy/, Middle>Forward facing through flight-deck window and HUD, Upper, angled down>overhead view (out of the sun attacks). Left and right monitors angled in for left/right view.

    We'd spend hours playing after the office closed. In a darkened room It was quite immersive as the system had four channel audio as well. Ah, the days when Mac's had some great in-built gaming technology and devs who took advantage of it.
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