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Old February 18, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Default Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition Set For March Release

AMD has been wasting no time in the the graphics department. With a launch date of March the 11th we can Expect to see the HD 5870 Evefinity on store shelves soon. Based upon a Reference 5870 the Eyefinity6 edition comes equipped for the latest in connectivity and multi-monitor support. Using the included hardware (dongles) and the six Display Port... [ Read full article ]
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Old February 18, 2010, 07:19 PM
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand,
part of that release also stated : 5830 coming Feb 25th.
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very interesting I wonder if their dongle is going to work for eyefinity or if you are still going to have to purchase active adapters
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It will come bundled with adaptors.
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This is nice as a concept however why 6 monitors? The 5870 isn't powerful enough to even run certain games smoothly when you have just 2 monitors! Plus even if it was, you'd once again be CPU-bottlenecked to run a game on 6 monitors.

They should have at least made the 5970 support 6 monitors; not the 5870.
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It's called marketing. Nothing more.
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How about running 5 or 6 small, cheap monitors? If you can afford 6 largish monitors, you can probably also afford 2 or 3 of these cards in crossfire. And there's a niche market of non-gamers who need/want a huge desktop.
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NO ONE NEEDS 6 MONITORS.
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Quote:
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NO ONE NEEDS 6 MONITORS.
A few people actually do.

I use 4 Monitors actively on a Pair of Quadros at my Job. If I could have more, I would.

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Would this be a bad time to mention that Matrox TH2Go's will work on each head of any of the 5xxx-series? It's not official, nor supported (so don't ask them), but I'm on the inside and successfully got a regular 5870 to run 9 monitors with three TH2Go's.

I have a crappy vid of it, but need to edit out the audio, lol.
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