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Asus Immensity: ROG board with on-board HD 5770

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Glix 5th June 2010, 01:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by borandi
It's a 5450, if you actually ask Asus at the booth.

If so then this isn't news, all of the board manufacturers have been buying up cut down integrated graphics boards for years (G31/G41). This is pointless since we already have the intel solution of i3/i5 which from the get go are supposed to be cheap.
azrael- 5th June 2010, 13:53 Quote
What's the form factor of this thing? Does look a bit too big for standard ATX. Is it E-ATX?
rickysio 5th June 2010, 18:27 Quote
So apparently engadget has either used bit-tech as a source without crediting, or Asus is really insane enough to stuff a 5770 inside.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/05/asus-demos-immensity-x58-hydra-mainboard-with-integrated-ati-rad/
DorkSterr 6th June 2010, 15:57 Quote
It's really a 5770.
Chocobollz 7th June 2010, 09:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by borandi
It's a 5450, if you actually ask Asus at the booth.

No, it's a 5870! (just to make things worse :D)
Pete J 7th June 2010, 10:11 Quote
One thing I've been wondering since hearing about the Hydra chip: How does PhysX come into it? Does it stop working if an ATI card is present (I'd expect it to)? Or is it disabled overall, even if all the cards are Nvidia?

Effectively, the board could force people to favour ATI over Nvidia due to potential PhysX problems, though in reality the kind of people who buy this board will most likely be enthusiasts who'll know about this.
rickysio 7th June 2010, 13:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
One thing I've been wondering since hearing about the Hydra chip: How does PhysX come into it? Does it stop working if an ATI card is present (I'd expect it to)? Or is it disabled overall, even if all the cards are Nvidia?

Effectively, the board could force people to favour ATI over Nvidia due to potential PhysX problems, though in reality the kind of people who buy this board will most likely be enthusiasts who'll know about this.

PhysX will never work with AMD cards if nVidia has anything to say about it.
Pete J 7th June 2010, 16:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by rickysio
PhysX will never work with AMD cards if nVidia has anything to say about it.
I know and it's one of the biggest dick-moves I've ever seen >:( .

I still wonder if the Hydra chip affects PhysX though?
Sloth 7th June 2010, 21:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
I know and it's one of the biggest dick-moves I've ever seen >:( .

I still wonder if the Hydra chip affects PhysX though?
I wouldn't doubt detection of the Hydra chip will disable PhysX if this board gets popular, or if the idea takes off. Would certainly be interesting to see if any heat goes to Lucid directly as a means of stopping any ATI mixing at the source.
borandi 10th June 2010, 18:16 Quote
I take my comment back, it is indeed a 5700 series. http://vimeo.com/12211597
tigertop1 11th June 2010, 18:41 Quote
Does the GPU mix allow me to play Nvidia 3D with an Nvidia card and still
get the best out of ATI cards which I prefer?
play_boy_2000 11th June 2010, 20:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by borandi
I take my comment back, it is indeed a 5700 series. http://vimeo.com/12211597

The chip is undoubtably a redwood die, so either asus stuck it on there for a cheap non working sample (instead of a juniper die) or something has gotten lost in translation.
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