1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

XFX Release 2GB Eyefinity 6 Radeon HD 5870

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,228 (11.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,580
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    XFX today releases their first salvo from their Eyefinity 6 series - The new Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition - which facilitates massive visual real estate with the first-ever "wrap-around" 6 screen in-picture experience.
    • 2 GB DDR5 memory
    • 6 mini DisplayPort outputs
    • Connect up to 6 displays, Up to 2560 x 1600 per output
    • Supports up to 7680 x 3200 with 6 displays in Eyefinity

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Backed with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, support for DirectX11 and Windows 7, and ATI Stream Technology that boosts your system's performance by offloading tasks sent to your CPU - the ultimate gaming Graphics Card is here.

    Never get lost in the action again with the XFX Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition's mind-blowing 6 screen capability - with the most memory and screen landscape that XFX has offered serious gamers. Get crisp HD graphics on the most intense games.

    As you may have heard, this is only the beginning of this Eyefinity6 range from XFX, who have always developed the most powerful, versatile Gaming weapons. Soon they will raise the bar again with the Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Limited, increasing from 2GB to 4GB, including 6 mini DisplayPort outputs, giving you a custom overclocking tool all from the highest spec Black Edition model yet.

    From the looks of things, XFX plans to launch this graphics card in an astounding machine gun package that hardcore gamers will kill to get their hands on.

    Available soon, look out for delivery updates.
    Loosenut says thanks.
  2. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,183 (3.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,399
    Very nice,6 displays :twitch: i would like to see that.
  3. skylamer

    skylamer

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Messages:
    205 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    22
    i hard about 5970 4gb?
  4. kylew

    kylew New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    604 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    70
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Keep it to yourself, no one wants to hear about that. :rolleyes: :cool:
  5. digibucc

    digibucc

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,871 (2.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,468
    lol wtf...

    i watched a review video yesterday showing this and i agree with the assessment , 3x2 is just no good. 3x1 or 3x3 or whatever, but a big horizontal bezel in the very vertical center of your screen all the time is too much. obviously for games and the like, but i wouldn't even be able to do regular stuff like that.

    i'm happy with new technology, but i would need 2 of these to set it up properly i think ;)
  6. coolbreeze27603 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina USA
    Whatever you do DO NOT BUY ANY XFX VIDEO CARD! Their "engineering" is pitiful and their "product support" even worse. This is my personal and professional opinion gleaned from personal experience with their "support" division and one of their HD4870 1gb monstrosities. Do your research before deciding on one of these newer 5800 series cards. The cards are fantastic, but coming from XFX they're liable to be faulty and their "support" department will go out of their way to make you, the consumer, to be unaware and less than credible. Their "support" department's veracity is also open to argument.
  7. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,478 (0.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Your house.
    Speak for yourself. Eastern Europeans are hot.
  8. mechtech

    mechtech

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    251 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    18
    What a sad day for TPU and all the rest of us.

    Good luck with your future endeavours W1ZZ!

    edit: oops wrong thread, sigh laggy wirelss internets
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010
  9. kylew

    kylew New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    604 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    70
    Location:
    Liverpool
    I think you may have the wrong thread?
    angelkiller says thanks.
  10. kylew

    kylew New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    604 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    70
    Location:
    Liverpool

    There are "horror stories" about all brands.
    angelkiller and digibucc say thanks.
  11. digibucc

    digibucc

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,871 (2.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,468
    exactly. i'll take the double lifetime warranty and my own research over a single warning. from what i've read XFX has some of the best support. hopefully i'll never have to contact them but regardless I'm not worried.
  12. coolbreeze27603 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina USA
    That may or may not be true. However, my point was to express my own personal experience with that company and attempt to give the readers of this thread my perspective and opinion on a company that leaves a lot to be desired in the realm of customer confidence and satisfaction.
  13. JATownes

    JATownes

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,824 (0.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    433
    I have had only one instance with XFX support, but I must say...It was as pleasurable experience as I have ever had with an RMA issue. Double Lifetime Warranty...'nuff said. I sold an XFX card and the warranty went with it...you can't argue with that.

    @coolbreeze...what was the issue and what exactly did they do so terrible?
  14. SteelSix

    SteelSix

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Messages:
    230 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    50
    Location:
    Atlanta, USA
    :roll: :toast:
  15. runnin17

    runnin17 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    386 (0.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Sounds like a troll to me. I hope you didn't just sign up to bash XFX. They have some of the best service and support in the business. HAHA, LMAO!

    Now back on topic. I probably won't be getting the Eye6 edition anytime soon, but the 2GB buffer is a nice touch. Waiting for reviews and benches. I don't really use eyefinity right now, but I do game at 2560x1600 so the 2GB would be nice to have. My NEC 3090 would probably love me if I gave a bigger video card to play with.
  16. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    12,032 (4.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,366
    A buddy of mine has never had a bad XFX Product, Im thinking about going with them when I build a machine.
  17. Roph

    Roph

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    376 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    106
    I want to see some 6-screen resolution screenshots.
  18. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,502 (1.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    931
    Finally we get 2 GB 5870s on newegg, and they're all $500? It should be $450, $400 for standard. I think they feel the 6 display thing is worth an additional cost bonus, except it's not. 6 displays is a horrible experience with the positioning of the bezels. 3 displays is the only thing that's worth it because you can have a center display. If I'm going to spend $500 I'd just get a 480 for the speed bonus.
  19. shevanel

    shevanel New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,479 (1.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    406
    Location:
    Leesburg, FL
    what if you wanna make your whole family watch you game as it's displayed across every Tv in your house?

    who has 6 monitors anyway?

    I want more FPs not more monitors.
  20. locoty New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    61 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    i think the price is good, considering the added memory and the display converters that come with it

    you will get about 6 converter
  21. Zubasa

    Zubasa

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,980 (1.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    457
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    This card is a 100% ATi reference design, so no. ;)
  22. EarlZ New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    339 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    It never came to you that most brands are made on the same factory even custom editions..
  23. DaveK

    DaveK

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,889 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    145
    6 monitors? Seriously? What will that do for your life? lol
  24. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    9,714 (4.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,699
    Location:
    ENGLAND-LAND-LAND
    A lot of people are thinking about this solely from a gaming perspective. ( which obviously restricts it to what you need. which for the most part is not 6 monitors)

    Stop, look at how this could be useful in other situations.

    Ever watched the news where they have a image across several monitors in the background?

    Now places need less cards and no additional software for that type of set up.
  25. JTS

    JTS New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    144 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Location:
    Brisbane
    And I've had two out of three XFX 4890's die on me... I'm a little gun shy when it comes to their quality myself now.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page