Wednesday, March 31st 2010

AMD Expands DirectX 11 Gaming by 12x HD Resolution with ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6

Harnessing the world’s most powerful graphics processor, AMD today introduced the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card. Equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is the first graphics card capable of rendering in excess of 1 billion pixels per second in today’s titles, unleashing PC game environments of unprecedented size and resolution. Enthusiast gamers now have access to a seamless, stunning perspective across six displays, enabling up to 12 times more resolution than 1080p HD.

“The ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card opens the door to a new era in personal computing,” said Matt Skynner, vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics Division. “With the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition, PC users get the ultimate panoramic computing experience in one powerful card. By bridging the innovation in ATI Eyefinity technology with broad ecosystem support, AMD is revolutionizing the PC visual experience.”

Before today, PC enthusiasts needed two or even three graphics cards to simultaneously drive six independent computer monitors at and beyond 1080p HD resolutions. The ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition delivers that capability in one graphics card, reducing the cost of ownership for a six-screen display while streamlining the ease with which gamers and productivity experts can set up hundreds of possible multi-monitor configurations.

Users can also benefit from a well-developed ecosystem around ATI Eyefinity technology, including broad support by the game development community. Updates in the latest ATI Catalyst graphics driver software continue to improve the ATI Eyefinity experience by periodically enabling new features, while a partner program exists to help assist users in identifying ATI Eyefinity-validated components to use in their set-ups.

Features of the new ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition include:
  • 2GB of GDDR5 memory to enable high frame rates and image quality settings in the latest DirectX 11 games in three- and six-display gaming setups.
  • Full display flexibility right out of the box, with the inclusion of five adaptors4: two mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapters, two passive mini DisplayPort to DVI dongles, and one passive mini DisplayPort to HDMI dongle.
  • Support for 3x2 display configuration with new configurations supported in upcoming ATI Catalyst software updates.
  • Broad support for software developers worldwide including Bioware, Codemasters, EA, and Turbine who have adopted ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology in the latest DirectX 11 games such as DiRT 2 from Codemasters and Battlefield Bad Company 2 from EA DICE.
  • The ability to use ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology in conjunction with ATI Eyefinity multi-display capabilities as released in ATI Catalyst graphics drivers version 10.2, enabling increased gaming performance when driving high-resolution ATI Eyefinity display groups.
  • ATI Eyefinity technology enhancements were made available in ATI Catalyst graphics update version 10.3, including bezel compensation, which helps simulate a more integrated display surface by adjusting for display bezels.
For more information, visit the product page.
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12 Comments on AMD Expands DirectX 11 Gaming by 12x HD Resolution with ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6

#1
SK-1
2GB of GDDR5 goodness... Mmmm Mmmm Goood.
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#2
Sasqui
by: SK-1
2GB of GDDR5 goodness... Mmmm Mmmm Goood.
Yea, darn it! Wish I could mod my card with more of that goodness myself.

Wonder what it'll do for prices when these come out in bulk.
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#3
HalfAHertz
I was expecting the extra memory to give it more of an oomph, but all reviews point otherwise...
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#4
Sasqui
by: HalfAHertz
I was expecting the extra memory to give it more of an oomph, but all reviews point otherwise...
Bummer - got any review links to share?

I's suspect an edge on higher res game tests.
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#5
[I.R.A]_FBi
i guess the beneit will show up about 19 * 12
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#6
gumpty
Na, I think the extra memory is there to cater for the extra 5 monitor's resolution that you can throw at this thing.

It's just a shame that 6-monitor eyefinity sits the cross-hairs of FPSs under the bezel. I wonder if game patches are available that would shift the cross-hair above or below the centre of the screen?
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#7
HalfAHertz
by: Sasqui
Bummer - got any review links to share?

I's suspect an edge on higher res game tests.
AT
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#8
Benetanegia
Can't you do 6 display gaming with 2 standard cards? Because this card is fail in my book. After seeing some reviews it's clear it can't play any damn game with proper frames, you need 2 of them, at least.
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#9
gumpty
by: Benetanegia
Can't you do 6 display gaming with 2 standard cards? Because this card is fail in my book. After seeing some reviews it's clear it can't play any damn game with proper frames, you need 2 of them, at least.
I think all the monitors need to be output from the same card - so I think having three from each standard card would not work.

But I could be wrong.
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#10
wahdangun
i hope wizz will stay to review this thing, because no other tech site that i can trust except YOU






i want you to stay wizzz, :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
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#11
imperialreign
by: SK-1
2GB of GDDR5 goodness... Mmmm Mmmm Goood.
I kinda wonder if we might see a 4GB 5970 model in the future . . . I might wait on my next purchase just a bit longer and see
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#12

curious about 2 or more monitors gaming performance. Does the extra mem realy matters in current games?
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