An HD 5500 IGP with (software based) Hybrid CrossFireX with another HD5xxx would be great. Would allow full post processing and maybe the power for 3-D EyeFinity and I'm leaning on the belief that Fusion will allow full onboard Dolby TrueHD / DTS-MA bitstreaming (since Intel is doing that already). Onboard IGP with bitstreaming and proper 24Hz would make all the HTPC builders very pleased.
A 3-way Hybrid CrossFireX setup with these two cards (and the HD 5500 IGP) would be interesting to me.http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...000101&pid=346
(to allow EyeFinity)
Why couldn't Sapphire put 1GB (GDDR5) on the EyeFinity version above like this one and just make the ultimate ATI HTPC card when a fanless heatsink is attached?
(would prefer this fanless heatsink on both though: http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...000101&pid=344
Hello Sapphire, are you listening? You have 4 HD 5500 cards that if you combined them you would have this card done! (take your 1GB GDDR5 at 4000MHz HDMI model, switch the VGA port with a DisplayPort to add EyeFinity like your DP model and switch the cooler to the Ultimate fanless heatsink model, OC the core to 650MHz like your OC version and bingo.) Maybe you could bump the GDDR5 to 2GB like this Club3D version?: http://www.club3d.nl/products/produc...product_id=324
Both cards overclocked to HD 5570 speed of 650MHz (graphics core) like this one: http://www.pro-clockers.com/videocar...n.html?start=2
(but keeping the GDDR memory at 4GHz).