Friday, September 11th 2009

Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity Edition Spotted

Among the three main high-end graphics SKUs AMD has in store for this 23rd known so far (namely Radeon HD 5850, HD 5870 1GB, and HD 5870 2GB), is a fourth distinct SKU called the Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity Edition. This is a variant of the Radeon HD 5870 with specially-designed connectivity that makes setting up to six displays possible/convenient for making use of the Eyefinity multi-display technology that lets you span a display-head across several physical displays like a mosaic.

On its panel, the card has a large air-vent occupying one slot, and six mini-DisplayPort connectors occupying the other. Necessary cabling will be provided to connect to the displays. While each accelerator supports six displays in all, multiple accelerators can be installed on the same PC without any multi-GPU setup, to scale the size of the resulting display by up to 24 displays and up to 268 megapixels of effective resolution. It remains to be seen if there are similar Eyefinity Edition SKUs based on other AMD GPUs in the series, especially considering the fact that the company is also eying the business/productivity market segment.

Source: ATI-Forum.de
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63 Comments on Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity Edition Spotted

#1
kenkickr
Flight Sim X would just look SICK on 24 monitors/TV's:twitch:
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#3
xkche
Hermosa!!!! :rockout:
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#5
wiak
like this?
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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I actually like this version a lot better than the others. If only for the large exhaust openning.

Personally, I'd like to see the regular version only have DVI, HDMI, Display Port, and get rid of the second DVI port blocking half the exhaust port. Then if someone wants a second DVI port, just use an HDMI or Display Port to DVI adpator. Or just stick 4 of these mini-display ports on the card and include the dongles for the different jacks...though I would be pissed if I lost one of those dongles...
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#8
wahdangun
dam, ati just give us benches already, i can't wait to see this monster in action

and now we need new FSX game to fully use DX 11.
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#9
KainXS
more than likely there will be versions with a large exhaust and a cut down exhaust with, im not talking about this one either, this one only shows that they could have that in mind
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#10
pantherx12
Those red bits at the end do look awfully like either exhaust or air in vents in those photos.
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#11
zCexVe
Damn,24 displays is something iwould love to have.Playing solitaire on all 24 ahaha
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#12
mdm-adph
by: pantherx12
Those red bits at the end do look awfully like either exhaust or air in vents in those photos.
I hope they are -- these boards won't suffer from stacking two on top of one another during crossfire, then.

And mini-display? Isn't that Apple's funky standard?
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#13
pantherx12
Yup, but it its good its good, regardless of the company.

They're all evil anyway at the end of the day :p Apple is just slightly more evil XD
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#14
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: pantherx12
Those red bits at the end do look awfully like either exhaust or air in vents in those photos.
They're decorative.
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: lemonadesoda
Minesweeper 24.OMG.LOL edition
Forget that, Solitaire! And when is the ASCII edition coming out?Man, I'm probably really showing my age there, and a cookie to anyone that gets that reference.
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#17
Corrosion
there coming out this month 23rd? that means older cards will be cheaper right?
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#18
a_ump
by: Corrosion
there coming out this month 23rd? that means older cards will be cheaper right?
doubtful, they're expected to be priced like so: HD 5870 2gb/$449, HD 5870 1gb/$399, HD 5850/$299. so that is going to leave plenty of room for the HD 4XXX series to stay at their current prices. n i have no idea how much this version of the HD 5870 is going to be.
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#20
KainXS
I wonder what the R870 FireGL will be like
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#21
DanielF50
hmmm, looks like I will be getting 'bored' :rolleyes: of my new HD4890 soon and sending it back to Pixmania :P
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#22
Scrizz
time to sell my 4850s (you have served me well) :D
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#23
grunt_408
by: DanielF50
hmmm, looks like I will be getting 'bored' :rolleyes: of my new HD4890 soon and sending it back to Pixmania :P
hehehe me too I have 2 of them that will be getting sold to make way for the 5870 1GB. :toast:.
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#24
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
Yeah I'm going to sell my 4850s also. I'm going to try for one 5850 and maybe crossfire it later.
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#25

So if you have 24 monitors, can you have 24 folding clients?
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