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Computex 2010 Coverage

ClayMeow    -   July 5, 2010
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PowerColor

PowerColor's slogan is "Unleash the Gaming Power." One look at the company's products at Computex and you understand why - PowerColor unveiled many firsts that are sure to whet the appetite of gamers everywhere. Marketing Manager Gene Chi provided a personal tour of the new offerings.

I'll start off with a product I mentioned way back on page nine - The PowerColor HD 5770 Sniper. The HD 5770 Sniper is the world's first single card solution to combine a GPU and NPU, coupling the HD 5770 with Bigfoot Network's Killer 2100 NPU. With Bigfoot Networks, we got a peek at a prototype, but now we get to see what the retail version looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PowerColor didn't think being the first manufacturer to combine a GPU and NPU together on a single card was good enough, so the company also unveiled the world's first graphics card containing the onboard Hydra Engine. The HD 5770 Evolution features Lucid's Hydra Engine, allowing the combination of any GPU alongside it, even those from the NVIDIA camp. In addition, no extra connector is necessary.

 

PowerColor was also showing off two other HD 5770 solutions - HD 5770 Single Slot Edition and HD 5770 Low Profile Edition. The naming is pretty self-explanatory. The Single Slot Edition is great for gamers tight on space, whereas the Low Profile Edition is great for anyone looking to build a powerful HTPC. An HD 5750 Low Profile Edition is also available.

 

 

The last HD 5770 I was shown was the Eyefinity 5 HD 5770. As the name suggests, this card features five Mini DisplayPorts so you can hook up five monitors to a single card.

 

If all these HD 5770 are a little too weak for you, maybe the FC5870 V2 is more up your alley. The FC5870 is a water-cooled HD 5870 featuring an all new water block (thus the V2 designation).

 

The problem with a card like the FC5870 V2 is that it's heavy. If any of you have bought a new mid to high end card over the past few years, you've probably noticed the cards getting bigger and heavier, and you may have worried about the strain that puts on your motherboard. PowerColor has a rather strange solution - the Power Jack. PowerColor calls it the "professional graphics interface card supporter." This tiny accessory starts at 61.25mm and can extend up to 150mm, allowing you to provide some support to your graphics card and relieve some of the stress on the motherboard.

 

Lastly, we have the beast of all beasts, the Eyefinity 12 HD 5970. Yes, you read that correctly - Eyefinity 12. As you can see in the second photo below, this card features a whopping twelve Mini DisplayPorts. PowerColor actually accomplished this by attaching a six-port daughter card to the HD 5970. As such, this card actually takes up three expansion slots. Good luck affording this card though, let alone the twelve LCDs to go along with it.

 




  1. Introduction & The Flight
  2. Computex Day 1 Part 1: TITAN Cooler
  3. Computex Day 1 Part 2: OCZ Technology
  4. Computex Day 1 Part 3: NZXT
  5. Computex Day 1 Part 4: ECS
  6. Computex Day 1 Part 5: ECS (Continued)
  7. Computex Day 1 Part 6: ECS (Continued)
  8. Computex Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  9. Computex Day 1 Part 8: Bigfoot Networks
  10. Computex Day 1 Part 9: Zalman
  11. Computex Day 1 Part 10: Zalman (Continued)
  12. Computex Day 1 Part 11: Enermax
  13. Computex Day 1 Part 12: Biostar
  14. Computex Day 1 Part 13: GeIL
  15. Computex Day 1 Part 14: PNY
  16. Computex Day 1 Part 15: MSi
  17. Computex Day 1 Part 16: Patriot Memory
  18. Computex Day 1 Part 17: KINGMAX Technology
  19. Computex Day 1 Part 18: COUGAR
  20. Computex Day 1 Part 19: Ozone Gaming Gear
  21. Computex Day 1 Part 20: SilverStone Technology
  22. Digital Plaza & Shilin Night Market
  23. Computex Day 2 Part 1: Antec
  24. Computex Day 2 Part 2: Antec (Continued)
  25. Computex Day 2 Part 3: Thermaltake
  26. Computex Day 2 Part 4: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake
  27. Computex Day 2 Part 5: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  28. Computex Day 2 Part 6: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  29. Computex Day 2 Part 7: QNAP Systems
  30. Computex Day 2 Part 8: ARCTIC
  31. Computex Day 2 Part 9: ARCTIC (Continued)
  32. Computex Day 2 Part 10: ARCTIC (Continued)
  33. Computex Day 2 Part 11: ARCTIC (Continued)
  34. Computex Day 2 Part 12: Lian Li
  35. Computex Day 2 Part 13: Lian Li (Continued)
  36. Computex Day 2 Part 14: TACENS
  37. Computex Day 2 Part 15: TACENS (Continued)
  38. Computex Day 2 Part 16: Aerocool
  39. Computex Day 2 Part 17: PowerColor
  40. Computex Day 2 Part 18: ADATA
  41. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 1
  42. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 2
  43. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 3
  44. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 4
  45. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 5
  46. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 1
  47. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 2
  48. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 3
  49. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 4
  50. Computex Day 5 Part 1: GIGABYTE
  51. Computex Day 5 Part 2: GIGABYTE (Continued)
  52. Computex Day 5 Part 3: ASUS
  53. Computex Day 5 Part 4: ASUS (Continued)
  54. ECS Night: Photos
  55. ECS Night: Videos
  56. Computex Booth Babes Part 1: Intro & AMD
  57. Computex Booth Babes Part 2: ADATA
  58. Computex Booth Babes Part 3: Coolmax
  59. Computex Booth Babes Part 4: Silicon Power
  60. Computex Booth Babes Part 5: Tt eSPORTS
  61. Computex Booth Babes Part 6: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  62. Computex Booth Babes Part 7: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  63. Computex Booth Babes Part 8: Apacer
  64. Computex Booth Babes Part 9: Apogee
  65. Computex Booth Babes Part 10: ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS
  66. Computex Booth Babes Part 11: Hitachi, Patriot Memory
  67. Computex Booth Babes Part 12: Global Mobile Corp.
  68. Computex Booth Babes Part 13: AVC, PQI, QNO Technology, Tyan
  69. Computex Booth Babes Part 14: NVIDIA, MSi, Ozone Gaming Gear, PNY, Corsair, THX, Mio, VMAX
  70. Computex Final Thoughts
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