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AMD Unveils ATI Eyefinity Six Monitor Output

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a b C Monitor
September 10, 2009 10:53:51 PM

thats crazy
i was just staring at the pic of the graphic card
looks big....cant wait to put it in my system!

Can it play Crysis on 6 monitors? Indeed!
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September 10, 2009 10:56:41 PM

ok, would love to have 6 monitors, but the space between them would bug the crap out of me, why cant they make a monitor that has a screen that goes the the edge without crap around it?
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September 10, 2009 10:59:15 PM

You could sort of do the 6 monitor thing with 2 Matrox triplehead2go's and dual vga output, but that was expensive as anything. I'm guessing this is a piece of hardware and wondering if they had to pay Matrox for the right to make it...
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September 10, 2009 10:59:40 PM

Would be an interesting display when u mod those 6 monitors to remove the edges on the panel and make it seemless! ... ok ok.. so i'm drooling.. your not?!
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September 10, 2009 11:01:47 PM

i say get a 50" Hi-Def or bigger?
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September 10, 2009 11:05:45 PM

So is this just like a 50" LCD tv, only with higher resolution and annoying screen dividers?

I'd quicker drop $1,200 on a 1080p LCD than this six screen setup.
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September 10, 2009 11:12:38 PM

Wouldn't just a single bigger monitor/television be more cost effective?
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September 10, 2009 11:15:07 PM

Removing bezels and making a frame for this kind of setup is easy. The panels it self are cheap as chips.

You just need a bit of DIY. If they make this cheap enough, depending on specs, they might gain alot on the Office/productivity suites. In my crummy job i already use 4 Virtual Desktops. 6 real monitores would be great in terms of productivity.
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a b C Monitor
September 10, 2009 11:16:18 PM

AMD just keeps batting them right out of the park. I'm definitely buying some more AMD products in the near future. They just pissed all over the over-hyped Core i5 parade.
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September 10, 2009 11:20:45 PM

project natal anyone
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September 10, 2009 11:22:49 PM

Why would you ever do this when you can put it on a 1080P high dev TV and crank the AA?

If there were no screen divders, this would probably be awesome... but apparently engineers don't realize this is actually retarded.

Even the thin bezel dividers on the Samsung are too much.
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September 10, 2009 11:28:57 PM

that would be much more convenient than having 3 PCI express cars as I currently do but what if you just want to play on one mon and have the rest as multiple desktops? I hate the bezels...they are distracting in games...
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September 10, 2009 11:30:36 PM

omfg cmon im just waiting for the article of the 5800 series CMONNNN card looks beast tho ill get it if i can :) 
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September 10, 2009 11:35:48 PM

This could possibly be great timing if OLED monitors really start penetrating the market soon. Some of the OLED displays i've seen have bezels of merely a few millimeters, and some only on two side.
Otherwise, I agree with some of the other posters; those edges would just p!$$ the hell out of me.
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September 10, 2009 11:39:44 PM

It´s great for CCTV systems. I work with 6 monitor solution for monitoring 576 cameras with a single PC. It´ll be great to reduce the machine to a single-card setup.
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a b C Monitor
September 10, 2009 11:40:07 PM

"AMD boasts that the Eyefinity is able to combine so many displays that it'll be able to produce a resolution that approaches "eye-definition optical clarity" at 12 times 1080p high-definition. With a combined theoretical resolution of 268 megapixels, AMD says that it is roughly equivalent to the resolution of a 90 degree arc of what the human eye sees."
Its right there in black and white if you read the article.....a single monitor, no matter what the physical screen size is, simply does not have enough horizontal/vertical pixels to even come close to the total resolution of a 6 monitor setup. /facepalm @ posters
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September 10, 2009 11:42:43 PM

With current LCD technology the distance between monitors can not be removed. In best custom mod it will be at least 1cm. Currently there is only one technology that allow the space to be in the range of 2mm. DLP monitor from Mitsubishi. At work I have 5x2x68" video wall. When you have 5-6cm between the monitors the color imbalance is not big problem, but once you get the gab reduced less then 4mm it becomes a real problem. The smallest color difference is really distracting. So if you ask me, for games get a supper hi-res projector and good screen it is much better. This setup is cool for professionals that are in need to keep eye on big amount of data in real time, like process operators, stock market brokers, aviation, traffic, and etc control applications.
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a b C Monitor
September 10, 2009 11:44:19 PM

Just imagine using the EyeFinity with Multiple NEC CRV43 monitors :) 
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September 10, 2009 11:48:23 PM

What the hell is up with pic 3? I know it's more less a PC without a case, or is it? Anyone know where I can find out more about a setup like what's in pic 3?
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September 10, 2009 11:57:22 PM

What will probably end up happening is moniter makes will not make bigger displays but find ways to connect the display so the edge's aren't so obvious. I mean the displays are lcd displays are flat afterall. I industry standard for this would be even nicer but that's probably asking 4 too much.
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September 10, 2009 11:59:47 PM

Impulse Fire911omfg cmon im just waiting for the article of the 5800 series CMONNNN card looks beast tho ill get it if i can


You and me both..
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September 11, 2009 12:02:34 AM

Phhh... how can you render a game on 6 screens...? We are talking about 4320 X 1800...?
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September 11, 2009 12:10:26 AM

I find it funny that in the main pic where the man is "playing" Race Driver: GRID is actually holding the controller while the replay is running.

But man, I'm drooling. GRID at that resolution and size would be AWESOME.
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September 11, 2009 12:11:00 AM

notice no posts about crysis?
"While we'll most definitely be able to organize our work spaces better with six full desktops, the question on all our minds is, "Will it run Crysis?" Actually, Crytek is working on it."
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September 11, 2009 12:11:21 AM

I want this!!! I really want this.. Must have...
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September 11, 2009 12:18:14 AM

Still, really impressive to see a real feature of DX11.
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September 11, 2009 12:54:08 AM

well i guess i know whose gpu im gonna get. ATI all the way. and that is just with one card wait till you get crossfire. im am so glad i waited to upgrade.
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a b C Monitor
September 11, 2009 1:00:27 AM

"Will it run Crysis?"

Well, the Crytek manager claims so at least:
( Cited & translated from a german site - http://www.golem.de/0909/69741.html )
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Crysis: Warhead in 5.670 x 2.160 Pixeln
As Crytek-Manager Carl Jones stated, 60fps were achieved while testing Eyefinity by playing "Crysis: Warhead" in a resolution of 5.670x2.160 px on maximal settings
with a single graphic card...
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well, we'll see about that i guess. And sorry for my English, i'm neither native german or english speaking ...
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a b C Monitor
September 11, 2009 1:04:27 AM

OMG!!!!

Never mind the monitors, where's the Holo emiters?

Cross fire with four or more of these cards, you'd probably be able to power up a small Holodeck the size of a cubical.
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a b C Monitor
September 11, 2009 1:15:30 AM

That card is mega huge especially for a single GPU. Eyefinity seems cool, but I wouldn't use it. I'd rather see some specs on the card instead.
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September 11, 2009 1:18:13 AM

I say connect 6 60+" TVs or 6 "$175,000 Projector Displays 4K Resolution" ...... i guess it would be time to upgrade your house to fit you game/ computer habbit
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September 11, 2009 1:18:18 AM

I still dont understand how they can get playable frames with such a ridiculous resolution. I mean, 5760x2400.....damn.
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a b C Monitor
September 11, 2009 1:20:49 AM

Ummmmm... Way too many sites are posting absurdly high FPS at unheard of resolutions, I see Nvidia going under by Christmas if true... That would have to be an unreal amount of graphics horsepower, beyond the doubling of teraflops.

PS: To everybody hating on the multi-monitor setups: Nobody told you you have to use multiple monitors, if a 4870 can nab 80fps at 7680 x 3200(!!!) resolution, then imagine what it can do on your puny single 1920x1600 display...
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a b C Monitor
September 11, 2009 1:56:04 AM

This isn't for monitors...don't want space between them? Drive 6 HD projectors with these cards...awesome resolution...not bezels.
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September 11, 2009 2:06:16 AM

hmm sometimes in life "why" is the one of the only questions that suffices
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September 11, 2009 2:13:40 AM

Hey, now we can finnaly watch Red One Epic's 261 megapixel movies, though they take 225mbs a second to store
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September 11, 2009 2:44:53 AM

Using High def projectors would make i look seamless a great immersion idea. It will take gaming to a interesting level. And it wold really help when you have a half a dozen documents open.
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September 11, 2009 2:48:33 AM

I don't know about any of you, but for a FPS, I don't think multimonitors is that useful anyway, but for Flight sim, or some racing sims, it could be awesome. I also like the idea of using one card for all my monitors. Right now, I have to use 2 cards to use my 4 monitors. I am def looking forward to gaming with 3 monitors (3008WFP, and a 26" Viewsonic on either side) when these cards hit in a week.
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September 11, 2009 2:55:39 AM

TBH I've been waiting for this ever since the days I put 4 pci video cards in my pc for quad display. Multi monitor is such an excellent tool for anyone who administers servers. I could be watching my entire network from one workstation with that kind of setup. Also it's great when you're gaming coz you can have a single primary display for your game and the other 5 displays can keep an eye on torrents, im and other progs.
Looks like I may be goin back to the red corner when this comes out.
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September 11, 2009 3:01:40 AM

i think matrox just sh*t its pants.
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September 11, 2009 3:03:31 AM

Bout time some support for multi monitor setups...
Windows drops, and ATI offers even less than Nvidia...

Now we need screens with extemely small dividers...
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September 11, 2009 3:38:27 AM

umm, i'm sorry, its impressive and all, but the black bars between all the monitors would get a big distracting after the novelty wore off.
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September 11, 2009 3:52:43 AM

Any one know the name of the CPU fan in the picture?
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September 11, 2009 4:04:13 AM

I have 2 4870's now, and they will be getting replaced with 2 5870's and I am going to add 3 more dell 2408wfp's cause they are $200 cheaper now than they were for 6 monitors expandable to 12 with 2 video cards.

It would be nice if they were oled lit and had smaller bezels though
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September 11, 2009 4:05:21 AM

I think a three monitor config would be best for games. But a six monitor config might have more business application. Ie running multiple displays around a store or expo.
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September 11, 2009 4:32:42 AM

fuck monitors, try PROJECTORS! no bezel! i totally need to make more money. 3-6 hd projectors, seamless! now i just need to find a wall big enough to put it on! I currently run 1 projo and it's awesome at 8 feet and lo\/e it i can't immagine taking 3-6 ebay projos at 3-500 bucks each and linking them up. shit, cur\/e the wall and you ha\/e a fully immersi\/e home theater! i'm pumped, i don't care what anyone else thinks, i'm pumped.
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