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PowerColor readies Radeon HD 5770 Eyefinity with five DisplayPort outputs

by Tarinder Sandhu on 3 March 2010, 17:59

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PowerColor has a history of producing special-edition Radeon graphics cards. The company had another such model on display at CeBIT 2010. Can you see why this Radeon HD 5770 is different?



Clocked in at the same 850MHz core and 4,800MHz memory as the original, the main difference lies with the choices made over the card's outputs.







A peek at the back highlights five mini-DisplayPort connectors that give the card its full name of Radeon HD 5770 Eyefinity5 edition.

We know that AMD is busy readying a Radeon HD 5870 card with six DisplayPort outputs, which it pitches as a high-end multi-monitor gaming solution, but PowerColor reckons it makes as much sense on a mid-range 5-series model.

We're not entirely sure why the outputs are limited to five rather than six and PowerColor's explanation that it's a technical limitation doesn't resonate with us, yet we can see a use for it for folk who want a five-monitor output more for productivity than gaming - the GPU simply won't cut it for 3D duties.

PowerColor informs us that the Eyefinity5 card will only carry a small premium over the rest of its 5770 line of GPUs. Expect to see it fairly soon and start saving up those pennies for five monitors if it has whetted your appetite.

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5 outputs? :O_o1:

6 panel Eyefinity, yes!
4 panel Eyefinity, yes!

5 panels? You're always going to have one spare because there's no symmetry to it.:undecided
0iD
5 outputs? :O_o1:

6 panel Eyefinity, yes!
4 panel Eyefinity, yes!

5 panels? You're always going to have one spare because there's no symmetry to it.:undecided

But with 5 you get one right in front, then 2 to each side. I'd much rather have that than a bezel directly in front of me..
I couldn't be doing with that sort of long narrow strip view tbh. 6 screens in the Eyefinity setup that HEXUS had is better.
matty-hodgson
But with 5 you get one right in front, then 2 to each side. I'd much rather have that than a bezel directly in front of me..

Yeah good point there. :)