Thursday, February 18th 2010

Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition Slated for March 11

AMD's Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition, a special variant of the Radeon HD 5870, is slated for release on the 11th of March, according to a recent report. The Eyefinity6 Edition makes use of the six TMDS signal lines of Radeon HD 5870 to drive six display-heads. On the connectivity front, there are six mini-DisplayPort connectors. Using the included dongles, the card can connect to six displays with full-HD resolution, which can then be merged using the ATI Eyefinity technology to form one or more Eyefinity display-heads. The GPU and memory use reference clock speeds of 850/1200 MHz (core/memory), while there is 2 GB of GDDR5 memory on board.

The other AMD product that AMD will be releasing a little sooner is the Radeon HD 5830, a performance-segment graphics card that aims at a sweet-spot price of somewhere between $150~$250, delivering performance in existing applications on par or better than the Radeon HD 4890, but with a lot more future-proofing, DirectX 11 compliance, Eyefinity support, and lower target energy draws. We expect the Radeon HD 5830 to have 1120 stream processors, and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, and clock speeds of 800/1000 MHz (core/memory). The market release of Radeon HD 5830 and Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 are strategically timed to coincide with those of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 400 series graphics cards.

Source: DonanimHaber
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41 Comments on Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition Slated for March 11

#2
ToTTenTranz
I wonder if they're ever going to launch a 3-monitor HD5870 with 2GB, cheaper than the Eyefinity6.
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#3
Depth
Hahaha That card reminds me of the Combine trains in Half Life 2 :D





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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
xrealm20 said:
It's going to use more POWER ;) 8pin + 6pin

Guess the extra video outputs and ram require more amps.
ok dude the additional 2 pins on a 8pin are Ground Lines, they do not provide power.
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#5
garyinhere
Money $$$

The graphics card industry is going in the wrong direction if you ask me. Instead of giving the option of running 6 monitors in brilliant resolutions, lets figure out how to make these cards run more efficiently, and more reliably and aimed more at the middle income consumer (that is cheaper and better forecasted to not need upgraded in a month) that has to sell older equipment in order to buy the new stuff that will never be used to its full potential. But, he'll have one lol! I honestly do not think that the system will ever be used in any practical application besides by that "one guy" that no one enjoys being around anyways because he has to one up everyone else, or you will might see it in demo mode for new games in conferences. But using all of these monitors is something that I doubt much off us will see unless we youtube it!:ohwell::ohwell::ohwell:
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#6
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
HD 5870 Eyefinity3 1GiB = 225w max
HD 5870 Eyefinity6 2GiB = 300w max


I'm just waiting for a professional monitor that has such small pixels that it requires a 6 DisplayPort connections. XD
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Wile E
Power User
FordGT90Concept said:
Yeah they do. One is a +12V for up to 25w additional power and the other is the ground for that +12V.

HD 5870 Eyefinity3 1GiB = 225w max
HD 5870 Eyefinity6 2GiB = 250w max

I imagine GDDR5 doesn't consume much power, hence the small increase.


I'm just waiting for a professional monitor that has such small pixels that it requires a 6 DisplayPort connections. XD
No, they are both grounds. Neither is a 12V+ at all. Take a closer look at your 8pin PCIe connectors. 3 12V+ and 5 Grounds.
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FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
EPS12v 8-pin connector is how I said (page 16 here). I'm still trying to find PCI Express power...


The official spec documentation is not available to the public (membership required) for PCI Express.

According to a third party source, you two are correct. A summary according to that source: 6-pin has a 75w maximum with at least two +12v & ground pairs (the third pair may be omitted); maximum 2.083 amps. 8-pin has a 150w maximum with three +12v & ground pairs and an additional two grounds; maximum 4.167 amps.


Makes no sense to me but I stand corrected.
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Wile E
Power User
FordGT90Concept said:
EPS12v 8-pin connector is how I said (page 16 here). I'm still trying to find PCI Express power...


The official spec documentation is not available to the public (membership required) for PCI Express.

According to a third party source, you two are correct. A summary according to that source: 6-pin has a 75w maximum with at least two +12v & ground pairs (the third pair may be omitted); maximum 2.083 amps. 8-pin has a 150w maximum with three +12v & ground pairs and an additional two grounds; maximum 4.167 amps.


Makes no sense to me but I stand corrected.
I think it was just a marketing gimmick to get us all to buy the new fancy 8 pin psus. Nothing more than the hardware manufacturers being in bed together.
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#10
pantherx12
Wile E said:
No, they are both grounds. Neither is a 12V+ at all. Take a closer look at your 8pin PCIe connectors. 3 12V+ and 5 Grounds.
The two extra grounds allow it to output a total of 150w vs 75 w of a 6 pin.

you know, safely :laugh:
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#11
mdm-adph
DonInKansas said:
Screen with no annoying breaks in it is better than constantly wondering what the bezels are blocking to me. Then again, I'll never be able to afford this kind of setup anyway.
The bezels don't block anything -- the pixels leave off at the edge of one monitor's screen, and pick up at the next.
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MKmods
Case Mod Guru
OneCool said:
Another nail (or 2) in the Nvidia coffin!


So if the 5830 is going to be in the 150-250 range maybe a good drop in price for the 5770 is coming? :toast:
I would be willing to bet the 5830 is closer to the $230-250 range
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#13
Exile_Chavez
From what I have read on this thread, sounds like the 5770 and 5830 are going to be neck in neck. Both have Eyefinity, and DX11. 5770 has (at least mine) higher speeds, and the GDDR5. So I guess for those people who want to say I have an 5800 series this is it?
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#14
ToTTenTranz
Exile_Chavez said:
From what I have read on this thread, sounds like the 5770 and 5830 are going to be neck in neck. Both have Eyefinity, and DX11. 5770 has (at least mine) higher speeds, and the GDDR5. So I guess for those people who want to say I have an 5800 series this is it?
HD5830 has twice the memory bandwidth, which is quite a bottleneck in the HD5770. It should be 40-70% faster than a 5770. They won't be in the same league.
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
erocker said:
Lol, no retort for that. If my girlfriend saw me gaming in front of three monitors I'm quite sure she would reconsider our relationship. Now if I can just get three monitors where two fold behind one, I could keep it under the radar!
lol when i got my 920 i hid the box in my closet behind my chess board so my GF wouldnt find it :P
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#16
to6ko91
Solaris17 said:
lol when i got my 920 i hid the box in my closet behind my chess board so my GF wouldnt find it :P
lol
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