Thats a nice new line up of video cards. I like the idea of adding the network conn to the video card, also the card that allows you to run a mix of video cards with it would be interesting and usefull I would think. Like to see a reveiw of those both at work!! And last but not least the Power jack thats cool.I imagine that a lot of us have thought about the sagging of the cards from the size and sheer weight you would think they would snap off and fall to the base of the case.Also the huge heatsinks for the processors the same thing. I figured one day I would turn my rig on and it would go up in smoke cause the heat sink snapped the ears of the plastic base and fell ontop of the vid card.Even thought of using wire ties to tie the up to the case to take the weight off of both the card and Cpu heatsink LOL. But thats a cool addition for the video card.Of course if you have more than one card like some of us not going to mention any names cough, cough, Raid! LOL. Really nice idea. I might have to make me one for 4 video cards in my rig call it the Quad 4 Jack, Thats of course when I win the lottery and able to afford 4 video cards. LOL. Im sure Power Color is already thinking of that and if they arent the will now!!!:)
The most exciting thing I saw here was that 5770 evolution. Being able to
combine different graphics cards of different types and even hydro Nvidea cards
seems to be great, although this tech has been out for awhile now… I am still
left being unsure of the amount of utilization mixed breeds of graphics cards
will bring to a pc. Having two of the same high end card such as the 5970 has
still yet been tweaked to utilize all its performance. I currently run a single
5970 instead of two because the amount of performance boost from having two is
not worth the heat and voltage use.
Another thing I'm really excited for is the implementation of heat pipes and
such to cool graphics cards while keeping the voltage use low. Having this type
of cooling on an upper class card like a 5870 would bring low voltage cards to
gamers such as me.
I am impressed by all of their new ATI cards, but I would have been much more satisfied with even a passing allusion to a Linux driver that doesn't lock up with ridiculous regularity in OpenGL games.
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