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Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity Edition Spotted

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    Source: ATI-Forum.de
     
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    Flight Sim X would just look SICK on 24 monitors/TV's:twitch:
     
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    nice, much better pic :D
     
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    Hermosa!!!! :rockout:
     
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    AHHHH TENTACLE RAPE!!
     
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    like this?
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    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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    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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    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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    Those red bits at the end do look awfully like either exhaust or air in vents in those photos.
     
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    Damn,24 displays is something iwould love to have.Playing solitaire on all 24 ahaha
     
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    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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    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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    They're decorative.
     
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    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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    there coming out this month 23rd? that means older cards will be cheaper right?
     
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    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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    I'll wait to mainstream or mid/range R800 cards
     
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    I wonder what the R870 FireGL will be like
     
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    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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    time to sell my 4850s (you have served me well) :D
     
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    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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    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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