The 5870 is already the largest single GPU graphics card. If they added a 3rd RAMDAC... jesus christ.But what an awesome conspiracy theory!
Either way, you can have a conspiracy or else you can blame those greedy capitalists at ATi for not spending the money for the 3rd RAMDAC. Regardless, it's evil!
Well to be fair nobody knows if the problem lies with the adapters or with the vidcards.So I've been trying to play nice for the last 6 weeks, I bought a BizLink which did not work and returned it to Dell. I then bought an Accell adapter, and it was even worse (did not work at all before I updated BIOS, there after it just flickered), since returning to the reseller was a major issue I tried RMA'ing it, but surprise-surprise they say its 100% fine and passes all tests. This only means their in house testing is lacking and it you need to return one, you need to return it to the reseller as the company that produces them is not going to be of any help, or admit that their product is having compatibility issues at all.
Yeah, I'm sure that the Vesa group and Dell were totally behind this. If Displayport becomes popular absolutely no one can stop Dell because it would be impossible for them to put a royalty-free connector on their own displays. There is absolutely no reason why when they make a 6 screen version they couldn't just put 6 Ramdacs on the board. Think of all the money the "Displayport inventors" stand too make off of royalties alone. If this leads to a million more Displayport devices that means they will get 1,000,000 x $0.00(Royalty Fee) which equals $0.00. That is quite a bit of money.i doubt they will. i imagine they have worked out some deal with the inventors of displayport in a ridiculous attempt conforming the market to a few selected displays............this kinda reeks of dell actually.
Diamond. Its just a reference design so I didn't worry about the brand too much. The warranty is only two years, but I doubt I'll have the card longer than that. Besides I got it for $599.99 at Microcenter which was cheaper than any of them I found online and I got it right away.which brand did u get?
Have you tried Battlefield Bad Company 2? With one overclocked HD 5870 and a Core 2 Duo @ 3.6Ghz. Running the game at 5760 X 1200 on my triple 27" LCD's using high settings I only see low teens at times and a max of 34FPS. Not great at all. That was played on my server PC untill I get my new I7 quad core parts. But I think I will buy another HD 5870 to help with the frame rates at that resolution.Subjective with no hard numbers, but I am running a 5870 Eyefinity setup at 5760 x 1200. I have not yet found a game that supported Eyefinity that was not playable. No stuttering to notice. Is it 80 fps or 70? I don't notice any sluggishness, so I don't really care.
I tried the passive one first but had nothing but problems at 1920 X 1200. I ordered the Dell active DP to DVI and everything is great now.Has anyone else been looking at the list of eyefinity validated dongles.
some are passive and can be had for $30 like
Has anyone tried this.
I used a i7 4.2ghz, 5850 at 900/1100, low settings in beta and had 50-60fps using 5760x1080 using catalyst 10.3 more to 60 than 50fps.Have you tried Battlefield Bad Company 2? With one overclocked HD 5870 and a Core 2 Duo @ 3.6Ghz. Running the game at 5760 X 1200 on my triple 27" LCD's using high settings I only see low teens at times and a max of 34FPS. Not great at all. That was played on my server PC untill I get my new I7 quad core parts. But I think I will buy another HD 5870 to help with the frame rates at that resolution.
Bezels really aren't a problem, especially with the 10.3 bezel management. However, I wouldn't recommend using just 2 monitors, since your focus/crosshairs shouldn't have a bezel straight through it.Is it getting any better with monitors and the dreaded bezels?
I'd really think about jumping to at least dual monitor if this was the case.