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2010-05-24T14:34:33Z

It's that time again, HotHardware fans! It's time for us to give away some HOT new gaming gear! This time around, we have have teamed with the folks at ASUS and AMD to give away not one, but two awesome prizes, with some extra weekly prizes thrown in for good measure. The full scoop on how to enter and what you can win is detailed below. Good luck!

“How Can Eyefinity Change Your Life?” - Contest Presented by ASUS, Hot Hardware, and AMD!

To celebrate all the new possibilities that ATI Eyefinity technology introduces, ASUS and AMD are trying to find out more about how Eyefinity can change your life!

We’ll be giving away an awesome ASUS Matrix 5870 graphics card and three 23” inch LCD monitors as the top prize, and many more prizes (including weekly random draws for entrants). This is a contest you don’t want to miss out on, and all you have to do is submit a creative story, picture or video explaining how Eyefinity can change your life, and what you would do with Eyefinity if you had it right now.

To the delight of all gamers, ASUS graphics cards provide incredible gaming experiences by offering Dirt 2 and exclusive S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat game bundles that bring out the best in DirectX11 and Eyefinity. Additionally, EAH5000 Series graphics cards deploy Voltage Tweak technology for complete overclocking and overvolting authority. This enables users to raise GPU voltages for up to 50% performance boosts over reference design—extremely smooth moves in games and in heavy computing tasks guaranteed!

Performance tuning demands suitable cooling to handle the extra pressure and heat. ASUS thermal innovation on EAH5870 and EAH5850 is certainly no exception.

For Matrix 5870, the ASUS-built board features a custom extra large dust-proof fan guaranteeing greater longevity, through 22% more air pressure and pure copper fins exceeding reference cooling requirements by 13%. As for the EAH5850 DirectCU TOP, two specially-designed 8mm flattened copper heat pipes contact the GPU directly for up to 20%* better heat dissipation during gameplay as well as 35%* quieter performance than any other reference design board.

There is no doubt this setup will be the envy of all your friends, and with ASUS powering it, you know it’ll be a ultimate gaming machine.

Prizes are as follows:

  • 1st Grand Prize: (1) one ASUS Matrix 5870 graphics card, and (3) three 23” ASUS LCD monitors with (1) one DisplayPort to DVI dongle
  • 2nd Place Prize: (1) one ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP graphics card
  • Random weekly prize draws: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Steam Key, AMD Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Backpacks, and more!

Random weekly prize draws will take place at the following times:

  • May 28, 2010, 11:59 EST
  • June 4, 2010, 11:59 EST
  • June 11, 2010, 11:59 EST
  • June 18, 2010, 11:59 EST

How to enter:
Create a story (no essays please!), picture (real photograph, Photoshop or render) or video about how Eyefinity can change your life and post your entry to this forum thread. Feel free to host your pictures and videos on other websites (Imageshack for pictures or YouTube for videos) and just post the links here.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Must have a valid mailing address that does not require courier delivery in person.
  • Winners will be picked from all eligible entries received by 11:59 EST June 20, 2010 
  • Winners will be announced by 11:59 EST June 23, 2010 
  • You may submit as many entries as you like, but may only win one prize. 
  • By submitting an entry you permit ASUS, HotHardware and AMD to use your entry in their own and other marketing materials and showcase your work freely. 
  • HotHardware, AMD and ASUS will do everything in their power to ensure speedy delivery of all prizes; however delays may occur in shipping.

   

This is a great chance for to you to win a sweet, ultra powerful, totally immersive ASUS-powered ATI Eyefinity setup. Now get your creative juices going, we’re looking forward to seeing unexpected and amusing entries from you! Good luck!

Schmich
2010-05-24T14:52:34Z

Is it US only?

slugbug
2010-05-24T17:07:01Z

Open to Canadians?

la_guy_10
2010-05-24T17:07:27Z

Being that I have not owned a TV in 4 years an Eyefinity setup would be awesome to say the least. I would use it to view ESPN 3 and stream other videos and watch DVD's. I am also a hardcore gamer so it would definitely be put to good use. A set up like this would transform my single room studio apartment into a visual palace.

As far as posting a video I make you this promise now, if I win this giveaway I will indeed take pictures and show the world how the Eyefinity setup completely transformed my studio apartment as well as my visual experience.

Here is to punching my ticket in hopes I might win this sweet setup. Thanks again HotHardware and AMD and ASUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [:D] [Y] 

MBelcamino
2010-05-24T17:09:04Z

An ATI Eyefinity setup would drastically increase productivity and gaming on my home PC. I've upgraded everything over the years, but my 15 inch CRT is clearly lacking in the display department. My AMD 4850 is also beginning to show its age. The games I play like world of warcraft and starcraft II would look amazing in an eyefinity setup. The extra display space and power would also help me in my machinima endeavors and photoshoping. As a student, I'll be graduating this year with a degree in Computer Programming, and this would only help me in my future career as well.

KSteele
2010-05-24T17:19:08Z

The only way Eyefinity could change the life of any gamer is if there were monitors made for eyefinity. Nobody, unless your completely retarded, wants huge spaces between what is suppose to be on one screen.

For ati to think eyefinity was an achievement for the company is just pathetic... Dual monitor video cards was good enough. In a business world, eyefinity would be acceptable for multiple applications open etc.

Unless games are made where theres a full map on a seperate screen, or objectives and load outs were on a sepereate screen, then its just useless and stupid to use.

You may not lose any screen, but your sure as hell gonna have more eye strain, and have to look around more.

In a multiplayer setting this would ruin my life. Someone on a small 21" monitor would have the advantage over me using a setup of 3-4 monitors with spaces in between them.

So in conclusion eyefinity is a stupid attempt at combating nvidias physx and 3d capabilities, and the pathetic attempt should be looked at in further detail, to what your trying to make. This does not advance technology or gaming at all, its just a wast of time, and expertise..

My 5770 failed to play splinter cell conviction without overheating on ONE screen, Why would i need to push it to 3?

If your gonna make a card support 3 monitors, atleast let the hardware be able to handle it.

Heres my picture of your eyefinity at work.

http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/SPuNKY_b_d/Untitled.png

maximus4141
2010-05-24T17:28:14Z

Well currently i am doing course in animation and the first thing that we all students in my batch had problem with was screen.My sir would give us assignments that needed us to copy (digital face painting)as in when we do in live painting.The problem we faced was that though we had 222inch screens we had do minimise/maximise image and photoshop every now and then.This meant time wastage and also the quality was affected.

Then i bought new system with ati 5770 which could pair many displays at a time.As my budget was tight i could buy only 2 18.5 inch vga lcd's.and it really help as i would put photo in one screen and photoshop on other.ATI did a wonderful job here as in animation industry detailing has the highest importance.And then i bought amd 1055t which has 6cores which increased performance not only in 3d apps but in other things too.AMD has done great by keeping am3 socket so we can upgrade from 965be to 6core processor.I love amd as it gives performance at a cheaper price.and how did eyefinity change my life, well it made my work easier for me, as time is money in this industry

Thanks again for wonderful technology.

 

Marco C
2010-05-24T17:38:22Z

This one's open to everyone folks! Not just U.S. residents!

OregonSlacker
2010-05-24T17:41:27Z

OMG I'm just about to get one of the ROG MAtrix 5870's saw them today for the first avail for sale and have to get one, Love Asus and Asus Motherboards, now its time to go top and get me a ASUS video card..

Eyefinity would definitely change my Programming and Online gaming life.. Having 2 monitors is a absolutely necessity for programming and not having to look between pages to copy and paste code or review code you've already written, especially for update and comparisons for QA and changes.

Now for gaming Eyefinity will make sure I never get stabbed in the side again from an enemy I don't see in BFBC2. Battlefield bad company 2 has Field of View settings that can give you that distinct advantage when gaming and is especially important for competitive gamers like myself who are aspiring to become top players in some of the major cyber leagues in the nation. I could become the Next Gaming Pro to beat so that would be a major life changer there.. Go ASUS!!! and a special thanks to Hot Hardware for this awesome oppertunity!! Included is a picture of me gaming at PAX main in seattle last september, enjoy!!

http://www.twitpic.com/12hfmd/full

specialist
2010-05-24T18:09:29Z

Eye Infinity would change my gaming experience FOREVER. If I had the Eye Infinity, I would create my very own racing simulator for Dirt 2. It would simply be amazing.

JKrieger
2010-05-24T19:19:27Z

This would definitely improve my overall performance. I still use one monitor and have an ATI Radeon 9250 that was made for direct x 8. I would definitely use it for gaming too. I bought a game the other day and couldn't even play it because my graphics card is to old. This would be amazing.

Kyouya
2010-05-24T19:36:53Z

Must have a valid mailing address that does not require courier delivery in person. ---> so I'm assuming condos and apartments are excluded then?

Also, despite how great the prize is, I'm not sure I could put it to full use when I only have a P4 prescott that has a AGP slot lol. Nevertheless, as soon as someone clarifies my inquiry, I'll give it a shot myself.

Inspector
2010-05-24T19:44:19Z

Awesome contest!

So do we just post our entry as a post here?

AKwyn
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2010-05-24T21:05:35Z

Yeah, I think so. It says so in how to enter the contest on the top of the thread.

realneil
2010-05-24T21:11:52Z

Picture to follow-realneil

 

He knew he shouldn’t, but he couldn’t help himself!

What to do? ASUS had just released their hotter than hot new Eyefinity setup consisting of an ASUS Matrix 5870 graphics card with the incredible ATI graphics processor, and (3) three 23” ASUS LCD monitors.

He had seen it on HotHardware.com and just HAD to have it; so, he started thinking about how to get that awesome visual experience right away. He realized that the only way for him to get it was to not spend money on anything else. So that is what he did. It didn’t matter that he hadn’t paid the rent for two months and, of course, the car payment could wait for a month or two. One really knows just how popular you can be when you don’t pay any of your creditors what they have coming to them, but none of that mattered because he was about to experience the very best, of the very best that PC Gaming has to offer. EYEFINITY!! Yow! He just couldn’t wait to try it out!

Saving money was easy this way, and he ordered it quickly. Once it got to his house, he cleared the formal dining room table and set it up. Who needs all of this space to eat on anyway? He’d think of something to tell the wife when she got back from that business trip.

Then he began to play like he had NEVER played before! Talk about realism and total in-game immersion, too! It was even better than he had imagined it would be! Wow!

He lost track of time,...

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She waited at the airport for hours, but he didn’t show up to get her or answer the phone either. How could he forget her? Finally, she took a taxi to the house and when she got there she noticed the trash was piled high at the curb, the mail was all over the ground at the front door, and the car was gone. The next door neighbor glared at her and shouted out something about rainstorms NOT being appropriate for showering and slammed her door. She thought she saw a rat milling around at the garbage pile out front.

She went inside and found the bird at the bottom of the cage, still kicking, but hungry and thirsty too. The dog was looking at her with a “Why me!” look on his face. The house was a shambles and it looked as if the dog had tried to survive by eating the leather off the couch. He hadn’t been let out for ages, so there was THAT mess too.

She heard a sound in the distance, like one of her husband’s ‘shooter’ games he liked to play, so she headed in that direction. She found him in the dining room, amid a huge pile of equipment, playing his favorite game. His eyes looked like black holes with red pits. He also had an unhealthy pallor to his skin. Old pizza boxes and chili cans were thrown about the room, licked clean by the dog. Mr. Gamer had obviously been sitting there for a very, very, long time.

He said, “They came and got the car today, I didn’t realize it would happen so soon. Oh, and the water and cable TV was shut off too.”

“Have you heard about the beneficial health effects of showering in the rain, dear?”

“But, I’ll have to remember the towel next time.”

“Honey, can you believe how realistic this game is now?”