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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2009, 15:53 
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ATI is holding an event on the USS Hornet this week (Thursday I think) to unveil the new 5800-series, and will be displaying the EyeFinity in action.

The ship is in the San Fransisco area. Is anyone interested in going? I contacted ATI and they will give us a few spots on the guest list.

Prefer someone with TH2Go experience, and prefer someone who has been active a while. But, in any case I'd like to have someone from the WSGF attend. Since space is limited I will make the final decision on who gets to go.


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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2009, 16:46 
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nice ! would have loved to go but unfortunately I am :
-neither anywhere near this location
-neither a long time member
-neither own a TH2GO

close call though ;)

have fun there, and don't forget to get us a lovely report on your findings


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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2009, 16:47 
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awww man wish i live in the us of a LOL!

i'm stucking australia >_<

btw, please video tape and put on youtube or somthing, and ask heaps of q's like compatibility with games, max res and hz, performance drops etc etc

thanks


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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2009, 18:15 
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ask if they will pay to fly me from sweden ;)

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I'm in Los Angeles and find myself in S.F. every few months for business..... but unfortunately... not this week. :(

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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2009, 22:10 
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Definitely hope WSGF makes some type of showing for the press conference. I'm very interested in how this turns out. Too bad I'm in Kansas or I'd go. ATI wanna fly me in? LOL :lol:

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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2009, 22:51 
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Definitely hope WSGF makes some type of showing for the press conference. I'm very interested in how this turns out. Too bad I'm in Kansas or I'd go. ATI wanna fly me in? LOL :lol:

Hahaha that would be good!

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Really want to see how this series runs FSX. Their past 2 series of cards have run FSX abysmally any time a cloud is in the sky. It is a deal breaker for me after going from an 8800 to the 4850's to the gtx285 and seeing just how poorly FSX performed on ati hardware unless the sky was clear.


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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2009, 23:07 
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I'm in San Jose so it's about an hour away from me.

If you can let me know about time/duration/costs/etc., and you don't mind being represented by someone with zero press experience, I'll do my best to work this out with my schedule so I can attend.

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I'd mostly like to see someone ask meaningful questions that actually knows triple-head gaming. 99% of those press types at that press conference won't know enough about it to ask the right questions and get useful answers.

Things I'd like to know:

How does it handle display rotation? Non-symmetrical display mixing?
How does it differ from Matrox TH2G? SoftTH? nVidia XP Horizontal-Span Mode? nVidia Quadro SLI Matrix Mode?
What hardware configurations work? single card? multi-card?
How is Crossfire effected by EyeFinity?
How does it handle 2 displays? More than 3 displays?
XP/Vista/Win 7? DirextX9/10/11 and OpenGL compatibility?
Will it work with existing ATI cards, or is this hardware specific to the 5000 series?

Lately I've been using portrait rotated 3x 24" 3600x1920 setup. If these new cards could do that, it would blow TH2G out of the water. I'm so tired of all the hoops we have to jump though as surround-screen gamers. I just want something that works with whatever configuration you throw at it, no having to screw with it.

The way I see it, surround-gaming might be the next SLI/Crossfire-like capability war between ATI/nVidia. If it does play out like that, it's good news for us. At this time, that's very highly speculative and wishful thinking on my part though. At the very least I think ATI is beginning to understand there are more than just 1 multi-GPU market to target. ATI and nVidia have had horse-blinders on for years now with a singular focus of parallel scaling multi-GPU to 1 display for 3D use.

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