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Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 — Gaming On Six Panels 111

MojoKid writes "AMD's 6-output Radeon has been seen in action at a number of events, but today the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition is being officially launched. HotHardware paired the card up with six 22" Dell LCD panels in a 3x2 configuration — with a max resolution of 5760x2160 — and ran it through a number of popular titles including Dirt 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Crysis. For specialized, high-end graphics cards like this, the market potential may be relatively small. If, however, the idea of multi-monitor gaming is appealing to you and you've got the means to score one of these cards (along with multiple displays), you won't be disappointed." Reader Vigile adds a different analysis of the card's six-monitor gaming: "PC Perspective found FPS games were basically unplayable because of the bezel through the middle of their vision while RTS and racing games like StarCraft 2 and DiRT 2 were spectacular."

Comment Welcome to the USA. (Score 1) 789

Seems like the average joe/jane only believes in contracts when they get ALL the benefits with no downside. Don't get me wrong, I think there needs to be some more checks and balances with the carriers, but a contract is a contract. If you don't agree to it, don't sign it. If you don't care to read and understand it (or can't understand it - find help!) that's your own damn fault! Only in the USA can we blame everyone else for our own problems.

My was I supposed to know that I can't afford to live next to a wealthy CEO even though I have an entry level job. Must be the someone else fault I got myself into that situation without even giving it a rational thought!

Too good to be true? Not if the village idiot can convince the village to follow them

Comment Re:Why Not Just Metered Service? (Score 1) 395

BS! Most Grandma's don't have a clue what a GB is and I'd go further to say most don't even have internet. It is true they would pay more per bit, but overall I think they should pay less.

The fixed cost argument is also BS. Look at water, electricity, gas, etc. Have a similar breakdown and use metered billing. This would give the providers the incentive to have faster speeds so that those who actually use the darn thing could generate more income.


The Presidential Portrait Goes Digital 295

alphadogg writes "Barack Obama's election to US president has already brought a string of firsts, and on Wednesday there came another. The official presidential portrait was shot on a digital camera for the first time. The picture was taken by the White House's new official photographer, Pete Souza, and issued by The Office of the President Elect through its Web site. It was taken on Tuesday evening at 5:38 p.m. using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, according to the metadata embedded in the image file."

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