It's that time again, HotHardware fans! It's time for us to give away some HOT new gaming gear! This time around, we have have teamed with the folks at ASUS and AMD to give away not one, but two awesome prizes, with some extra weekly prizes thrown in for good measure. The full scoop on how to enter and what you can win is detailed below. Good luck!
“How Can Eyefinity Change Your Life?” - Contest Presented by ASUS, Hot Hardware, and AMD!
To celebrate all the new possibilities that ATI Eyefinity technology introduces, ASUS and AMD are trying to find out more about how Eyefinity can change your life! We’ll be giving away an awesome ASUS Matrix 5870 graphics card and three 23” inch LCD monitors as the top prize, and many more prizes (including weekly random draws for entrants). This is a contest you don’t want to miss out on, and all you have to do is submit a creative story, picture or video explaining how Eyefinity can change your life, and what you would do with Eyefinity if you had it right now. To the delight of all gamers, ASUS graphics cards provide incredible gaming experiences by offering Dirt 2 and exclusive S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat game bundles that bring out the best in DirectX11 and Eyefinity. Additionally, EAH5000 Series graphics cards deploy Voltage Tweak technology for complete overclocking and overvolting authority. This enables users to raise GPU voltages for up to 50% performance boosts over reference design—extremely smooth moves in games and in heavy computing tasks guaranteed! Performance tuning demands suitable cooling to handle the extra pressure and heat. ASUS thermal innovation on EAH5870 and EAH5850 is certainly no exception. For Matrix 5870, the ASUS-built board features a custom extra large dust-proof fan guaranteeing greater longevity, through 22% more air pressure and pure copper fins exceeding reference cooling requirements by 13%. As for the EAH5850 DirectCU TOP, two specially-designed 8mm flattened copper heat pipes contact the GPU directly for up to 20%* better heat dissipation during gameplay as well as 35%* quieter performance than any other reference design board. There is no doubt this setup will be the envy of all your friends, and with ASUS powering it, you know it’ll be a ultimate gaming machine. Prizes are as follows:
Random weekly prize draws will take place at the following times:
How to enter: Create a story (no essays please!), picture (real photograph, Photoshop or render) or video about how Eyefinity can change your life and post your entry to this forum thread. Feel free to host your pictures and videos on other websites (Imageshack for pictures or YouTube for videos) and just post the links here.
Rules and Regulations:
This is a great chance for to you to win a sweet, ultra powerful, totally immersive ASUS-powered ATI Eyefinity setup. Now get your creative juices going, we’re looking forward to seeing unexpected and amusing entries from you! Good luck!
Is it US only?
Open to Canadians?
Being that I have not owned a TV in 4 years an Eyefinity setup would be awesome to say the least. I would use it to view ESPN 3 and stream other videos and watch DVD's. I am also a hardcore gamer so it would definitely be put to good use. A set up like this would transform my single room studio apartment into a visual palace.
As far as posting a video I make you this promise now, if I win this giveaway I will indeed take pictures and show the world how the Eyefinity setup completely transformed my studio apartment as well as my visual experience.
Here is to punching my ticket in hopes I might win this sweet setup. Thanks again HotHardware and AMD and ASUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An ATI Eyefinity setup would drastically increase productivity and gaming on my home PC. I've upgraded everything over the years, but my 15 inch CRT is clearly lacking in the display department. My AMD 4850 is also beginning to show its age. The games I play like world of warcraft and starcraft II would look amazing in an eyefinity setup. The extra display space and power would also help me in my machinima endeavors and photoshoping. As a student, I'll be graduating this year with a degree in Computer Programming, and this would only help me in my future career as well.
The only way Eyefinity could change the life of any gamer is if there were monitors made for eyefinity. Nobody, unless your completely retarded, wants huge spaces between what is suppose to be on one screen.
For ati to think eyefinity was an achievement for the company is just pathetic... Dual monitor video cards was good enough. In a business world, eyefinity would be acceptable for multiple applications open etc.
Unless games are made where theres a full map on a seperate screen, or objectives and load outs were on a sepereate screen, then its just useless and stupid to use.
You may not lose any screen, but your sure as hell gonna have more eye strain, and have to look around more.
In a multiplayer setting this would ruin my life. Someone on a small 21" monitor would have the advantage over me using a setup of 3-4 monitors with spaces in between them.
So in conclusion eyefinity is a stupid attempt at combating nvidias physx and 3d capabilities, and the pathetic attempt should be looked at in further detail, to what your trying to make. This does not advance technology or gaming at all, its just a wast of time, and expertise..
My 5770 failed to play splinter cell conviction without overheating on ONE screen, Why would i need to push it to 3?
If your gonna make a card support 3 monitors, atleast let the hardware be able to handle it.
Heres my picture of your eyefinity at work.
Well currently i am doing course in animation and the first thing that we all students in my batch had problem with was screen.My sir would give us assignments that needed us to copy (digital face painting)as in when we do in live painting.The problem we faced was that though we had 222inch screens we had do minimise/maximise image and photoshop every now and then.This meant time wastage and also the quality was affected.
Then i bought new system with ati 5770 which could pair many displays at a time.As my budget was tight i could buy only 2 18.5 inch vga lcd's.and it really help as i would put photo in one screen and photoshop on other.ATI did a wonderful job here as in animation industry detailing has the highest importance.And then i bought amd 1055t which has 6cores which increased performance not only in 3d apps but in other things too.AMD has done great by keeping am3 socket so we can upgrade from 965be to 6core processor.I love amd as it gives performance at a cheaper price.and how did eyefinity change my life, well it made my work easier for me, as time is money in this industry
Thanks again for wonderful technology.
This one's open to everyone folks! Not just U.S. residents!
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OMG I'm just about to get one of the ROG MAtrix 5870's saw them today for the first avail for sale and have to get one, Love Asus and Asus Motherboards, now its time to go top and get me a ASUS video card..
Eyefinity would definitely change my Programming and Online gaming life.. Having 2 monitors is a absolutely necessity for programming and not having to look between pages to copy and paste code or review code you've already written, especially for update and comparisons for QA and changes.
Now for gaming Eyefinity will make sure I never get stabbed in the side again from an enemy I don't see in BFBC2. Battlefield bad company 2 has Field of View settings that can give you that distinct advantage when gaming and is especially important for competitive gamers like myself who are aspiring to become top players in some of the major cyber leagues in the nation. I could become the Next Gaming Pro to beat so that would be a major life changer there.. Go ASUS!!! and a special thanks to Hot Hardware for this awesome oppertunity!! Included is a picture of me gaming at PAX main in seattle last september, enjoy!!
Eye Infinity would change my gaming experience FOREVER. If I had the Eye Infinity, I would create my very own racing simulator for Dirt 2. It would simply be amazing.
This would definitely improve my overall performance. I still use one monitor and have an ATI Radeon 9250 that was made for direct x 8. I would definitely use it for gaming too. I bought a game the other day and couldn't even play it because my graphics card is to old. This would be amazing.
Must have a valid mailing address that does not require courier delivery in person. ---> so I'm assuming condos and apartments are excluded then?
Also, despite how great the prize is, I'm not sure I could put it to full use when I only have a P4 prescott that has a AGP slot lol. Nevertheless, as soon as someone clarifies my inquiry, I'll give it a shot myself.
So do we just post our entry as a post here?
Yeah, I think so. It says so in how to enter the contest on the top of the thread.
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He knew he shouldn’t, but he couldn’t help himself!
What to do? ASUS had just released their hotter than hot new Eyefinity setup consisting of an ASUS Matrix 5870 graphics card with the incredible ATI graphics processor, and (3) three 23” ASUS LCD monitors.
He had seen it on HotHardware.com and just HAD to have it; so, he started thinking about how to get that awesome visual experience right away. He realized that the only way for him to get it was to not spend money on anything else. So that is what he did. It didn’t matter that he hadn’t paid the rent for two months and, of course, the car payment could wait for a month or two. One really knows just how popular you can be when you don’t pay any of your creditors what they have coming to them, but none of that mattered because he was about to experience the very best, of the very best that PC Gaming has to offer. EYEFINITY!! Yow! He just couldn’t wait to try it out!
Saving money was easy this way, and he ordered it quickly. Once it got to his house, he cleared the formal dining room table and set it up. Who needs all of this space to eat on anyway? He’d think of something to tell the wife when she got back from that business trip.
Then he began to play like he had NEVER played before! Talk about realism and total in-game immersion, too! It was even better than he had imagined it would be! Wow!
He lost track of time,...
She waited at the airport for hours, but he didn’t show up to get her or answer the phone either. How could he forget her? Finally, she took a taxi to the house and when she got there she noticed the trash was piled high at the curb, the mail was all over the ground at the front door, and the car was gone. The next door neighbor glared at her and shouted out something about rainstorms NOT being appropriate for showering and slammed her door. She thought she saw a rat milling around at the garbage pile out front.
She went inside and found the bird at the bottom of the cage, still kicking, but hungry and thirsty too. The dog was looking at her with a “Why me!” look on his face. The house was a shambles and it looked as if the dog had tried to survive by eating the leather off the couch. He hadn’t been let out for ages, so there was THAT mess too.
She heard a sound in the distance, like one of her husband’s ‘shooter’ games he liked to play, so she headed in that direction. She found him in the dining room, amid a huge pile of equipment, playing his favorite game. His eyes looked like black holes with red pits. He also had an unhealthy pallor to his skin. Old pizza boxes and chili cans were thrown about the room, licked clean by the dog. Mr. Gamer had obviously been sitting there for a very, very, long time.
He said, “They came and got the car today, I didn’t realize it would happen so soon. Oh, and the water and cable TV was shut off too.”
“Have you heard about the beneficial health effects of showering in the rain, dear?”
“But, I’ll have to remember the towel next time.”
“Honey, can you believe how realistic this game is now?”
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I don't know how this will turn out but here is my entry.
There once was a simple guy who was a jack of all trades, he was a gamer, a video editor and a married man. He played alot of Dirt 2 and often spent his time composing music. But even though enjoyed playing it, he did not have the same enjoyment as before; he wanted something new, something immerse, something breathtaking... Suddenly he heard a knock on the door, he did not expect anybody to be coming this hour so cautiously, he went down, answered the door and saw a man dressed entirely in red. The guy was confused, he did not know if he was a solicitor, a thief or just a regular guy. So he said Hi cautiously and the guy in red said "I hear you're not enjoying everything as you used to" and surprised, he said "Yeah, how did you know" and the guy nonchallantly says "I just gotta feeling, I think there is something in this box that might help you out." said the guy in red as he excitedly handed the box over to him. The simple guy took the box and said "thanks" with a bit of concern. He then took the box into his room and he placed it on the bed.
He looked nervous, he didn't know what would be inside there, it could of been anything but his curiosity overcame his doubts so he slowly opened the box and he found an ASUS Radeon HD 5870 and 2 extra monitors. He didn't know if it would help but he said "Well if it'll help then I'll try it out" with a bit of concern. He hooked up the new graphics card and the 2 extra monitors to the computer and he turned it on and he was amazed. His screen now covered his entire view, he had never seen anything like it before, nor did he think it would be possible. He still had his doubts though so he started Dirt 2, started a new race and he was even more amazed then before. He could see from the left and right now, he could see all of the things that weren't previously possible without the video card, such as the buildings and the trees. He felt so immersed in the game, it was like he was actually there, racing in a rally car; he had rediscovered the enjoyment that he once had, racing cars through a race track in Dirt 2; for the first time, he had a smile on his face and he got totally immersed in the game for once.
The next day, after he went to sleep later then expected; he discovered he had an unheard message on his answering machine so he picked it up. It was from the studio waiting for the cut that the guy promised him. "When are we going to get that cut, we need it by Tuesday". Said the studio's head with a combination of anger and annoyance and the guy said "Don't worry, I'll get right on it" with a bit of grogginess; he hung up the phone and got on the computer and opened Adome Premiere and realizing the extra space he had from the two monitors, he could put his clips on the left and the effects on the right. He then began to found out that the 3 screens made his work more efficient, no longer did he have to drag those windows around or scroll just to get to where he wanted. He had alot of extra space to place what he needed to edit the movie proper. After only a few hours, he was done and he was just as surprised himself. Normally it would take a few days just to edit a movie but he did it faster then he previously did. Excited, he rushed to the nearest phone and he dialed up the movie studio and he was very nervous but he regained his composure before the movie studio picked up. "Hi, who is this" and the guy said with excitement. "Hello, you know who I am. Listen, I finished editing the movie!" and the movie studio said "Really?" and he said "Yeah, that fast. It's all thanks to Eyefinity, it gave me the extra space to do what I do" and the movie boss said "That's great news, we'll give you more movies to edit then" and he felt proud saying that and he said "Thank you sir" and he hung up the phone.
Over time. He would use the two monitor in order to enhance every part of his life. He would go on to direct movies and he would be on the red carpet of a movie premiere. He had finally realized his ambitions because he got organized and because of the guy in read who gave him the video card and the two monitors. A girl is behind the velvet rope holding up to a microphone to the guy and he said "Hello, Sir, what do you attribute to your success." and he says with pride. "Well I attribute that fact to the man in read and the Eyefinity video card, without that, who knows what I wouldn't of done. I was lacking excitement in my life and now I've found it." and after that, he went inside the theater with the rest of the people to see the movie he created.
(Sorry for the bad ending, I couldn't think of anything good to end the story with. But this does count as a story right? Am I in?)
I think he's in,... am I?
ive been a big fan of amd ati and asus products for years I would love to have the three screens running at once than I can look lefty and righty without turning the screen which in battlefield would be great because i cant see people next to me and with the asus graphics i would have the smoothest performance to bad ive only got the asus EAH4870 DK 1gb love to get a better one with that does smoother frame rates :)
I could really use a new monitor lol I've got a blu-ray drive in my rig... but my monitor unfortunately does not support HDCP... so I can't use it :-( Had I known my crap Dell monitor didn't support HDCP to begin with... I would not have spent the extra cash to get a BD drive. Rawr. Perhaps i'll write a story later... I enjoy writing things sometimes...
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Eyefiniy would change my life….. It would give me the tools I need to upgrade my wife’s tired old computer to something truly amazing. She would be able to game with me and all my friends playing BFBC2 at something higher than 20 FPS. She would be able to shamelessly dominate with the rest of the team.
Ever since we had our daughter 2 years ago we had to put upgrading on hold. The last set of ipgrades were for me and now it is her turn. She works tirelessly taking care of our family and doesn’t ask for anything back so I figured the lest I could do is write an essay to try and upgrade her computer. If we win I will broil her old 9800GT in my oven and post the video on YouTube to show our loyalty to ASUS and ATI.
How does this change my life you may ask? Well for any one that is married you know that if your wife is happy then the whole family is happy.
Just a short fun story. I hope you enjoy! Perhaps i'll add a picture to it later :-P
Bullets are whizzing by all around me. The frightening sounds of bullets battering the wall behind me and whittling away at the table that is currently keeping me safe. I don't remember how I got here, but I know i've gotta get out fast. I hear one of the men issue an order to flank me, now is the time to move! I dive from out behind the table, guns blazing, everything seems to be in slow motion... I can practically see the bullet coming right for my head. It just barely missed me. "That was a close one". I took out the guy on the left, and wounded the one I think is in command. "This is intense" I whisper under my breath. This is getting too dangerous... I need to end this and I need to end it now... I quietly crawl to a corner and hide in the darkness. I wait, patiently, for one of them to come looking for me. Here he comes... He's looking right at me.... Does he see me? No, he has no clue i'm here. I've got the shot... i'm gonna take it! *Click* "***!" I'm out of ammo and now he knows where i'm at! He's running right at me! What do I do now?! Suddenly I feel a hand grab my shoulder! I fall back and kick my keyboard up into the air on the way to the floor. "Are you gonna play that game all day or What? And why are you so jumpy?" my girlfriend scolds. "Sorry, babe, this eyefinity stuff is just so realistic! I got carried away."
Johnaget:Eyefiniy would change my life….. It would give me the tools I need to upgrade my wife’s tired old computer to something truly amazing. She would be able to game with me and all my friends playing BFBC2 at something higher than 50 FPS. She would be able to shamelessly dominate with the rest of the team.
50FPS sounds like a good framerate. I don't understand why she would need more unless she wanted to use DX11, but the only benefit from that would be the darker dynamic shadows.
EDIT: Now it's 20FPS, does your computer have a quad-core processor in it?
Johnaget:Ever since we had our daughter 2 years ago we had to put upgrading on hold. The last set of ipgrades were for me and now it is her turn. She works tirelessly taking care of our family and doesn’t ask for anything back so I figured the lest I could do is write an essay to try and upgrade her computer. If we win I will broil her old 9800GT in my oven and post the video on YouTube to show our loyalty to ASUS and ATI.
I don't think they would accept the essay but they would accept a story or a video or a picture of some sort. Also if you do win, make sure to sell the broiled 9800GT on eBay.
And as always, of course contributing to site discussions in the news will get you noticed! :)
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Hm, how can Eyefinity change my life...
Well for starters, I currently have one 22" monitor hooked up to my computer, where I work on my school projects, play games and watch 'guy' movies/TV shows. Since I'm a poor college student, I don't have the luxury of a nice flat screen TV in my apartment....so, I have to share the monitor with my girlfriend. She loves to watch shows like...Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy, etc. and I, as a good boyfriend, I watch these shows with her and will have to pretend I like to watch these shows...but I would rather watch something like Modern Family, Chuck, Entourage, Lost (so sad that its over...), etc. Or play some video games like WOW, bfbc2, sc2, l4d2. Having multiple monitors can easily solve this problem for me.
Finals week just ended for me; I'm still alive! Studying was a b*t*h for me on one monitor. At one point, I was so frustrated because I had 15 word docs open, 2 textbook pdfs, and some online references to compare the quality of my notes and, of course, trying to study. Pissed off and lacking of caffeine and isolated to one monitor just caused me to stop studying. Luckily, one of my friends did have an Eyefinity setup and he was nice enough to let me use it for studying...also a little bit of gaming on the side to relax, man it was awesome. Again....having multiple monitors can easily solve this problem for me.
i have no good reason. i dont need one. i just want.
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