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XFX's ATI Eyefinity Video is Unusual

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 38 comments

Do you think that this is the future of gaming?

AMD last week debuted its ATI Eyefinity technology, which allows a single graphics card to drive up to six monitors. Beyond that, multiple cards will be able to join forces to compose an image using 24 monitors.

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.

Of course, such a claim is impressive and will likely create some interesting marketing ideas. XFX has already created a video that conveys the level of visual realism that could be achieved with so many pixels.

It's a little strange, especially for a video card; but maybe it'll appeal to the gamer fantasy. You can watch and decide for yourself.

XFX ATI Eyefinity Commercial

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    bucifer , September 14, 2009 5:15 PM
    With all the respect for ATI Eyefinity, XFX's statement about "preferring digital life over real life" and "keeping it real" is plain retarded.
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    False_Dmitry_II , September 14, 2009 5:01 PM
    Teal'c PI. Keepin' it real.
    Indeed.
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    Spanky Deluxe , September 14, 2009 5:07 PM
    Of course. The reason we don't have graphics that are as realistic as real life is because of a lack of pixels. This explains why standard definition television always looked so fake when compared to HD.
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    Pei-chen , September 14, 2009 5:11 PM
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    eye-definition optical clarity" at 12 times 1080p high-definition. With a combined theoretical resolution of 268 megapixels

    That's 2073600*12 = 24.88 megapixels or 2073600*12*12 = 298.59 megapixels? I don't think 5870 can drive 144 1080p monitors.
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    False_Dmitry_II , September 14, 2009 5:12 PM
    So real, you might die! In our massive REAL explosions!
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    doc70 , September 14, 2009 5:13 PM
    to say the clip was unusual is an understatement; the clip doesn't make much sense...at some point they lost me. Try to ...keep it real, AMD/ATI !
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    bucifer , September 14, 2009 5:15 PM
    With all the respect for ATI Eyefinity, XFX's statement about "preferring digital life over real life" and "keeping it real" is plain retarded.
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    bucifer , September 14, 2009 5:17 PM
    With all the respect for ATI Eyefinity, XFX's statement about "preferring digital life over real life" and "keeping it real" is plain retarded.

    @doc70: This is a XFX clip not AMD/ATI
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    orionite , September 14, 2009 5:28 PM
    The computerized voice over and the /2118AD web address are obviously too subtle for you guys.
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    IronRyan21 , September 14, 2009 5:32 PM
    DirectX 67? I sure hope we figure out some better technology by then.
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    Major7up , September 14, 2009 5:36 PM
    Riiiiiight...
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    tkgclimb , September 14, 2009 5:50 PM
    Man it actually just looks like fake and crappy special effects,
    It's just weird with the whole 2118 AD thing, it's like a creepy, "Big Brother" thing.
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    Anonymous , September 14, 2009 6:20 PM
    2118 - 2009 = 109 years...hmm...I'd say within 20 years max if we dont blow our "real"selfs up first~
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    johnny_5 , September 14, 2009 6:23 PM
    Apparently in 2118 they still use 360 controllers, and do ads with 'gamers' who look like they've never played a video game in their lives.
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    redgarl , September 14, 2009 6:32 PM
    lol... WTH?
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    Hanin33 , September 14, 2009 6:57 PM
    when keeping it real goes horribly wrong!
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    nforce4max , September 14, 2009 6:58 PM
    HOLY HELL 24!!! MONITORS!!!!
    I heard from another article that one of the Cypress card ran WOW at 7680 x 3200 at 80fps. :o  http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3635
    Imagine Crysis on 24 30in monitors with four of these monster cards.
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    Blessedman , September 14, 2009 7:13 PM
    Everything is taken in steps, each technology provides the building block for the next technology.
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    brendano257 , September 14, 2009 7:16 PM

    "Imagine Crysis on 24 30in monitors with four of these monster cards. " I think I'll wait...oh....10 years before that's even possible for a single GPU. Modern setups can barely render 2560x1600 Crysis at max, now all we need to do...is double the current performance, and then figure out how to scale it and get 24X the performance in the process.....2118 might be about right.
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    neon neophyte , September 14, 2009 7:29 PM
    a single 5870 can drive up to 6 monitors. any more monitors than that requires another 5870. get it?
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