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AMD Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition: One Card, Six Screens

Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat

There’s very little performance difference at 1680x1050 and 1920x1200. In both cases, the 2GB card adds a couple of frames per second without anti-aliasing. There’s less effect with anti-aliasing, and at 1680x1050, there’s even an imperceptible dip.

“Where’s 2560x1600?” In order to run our 30” Dell 3007WFP at its native resolution, you need a dual-link DVI input (there’s no DisplayPort input available). Actually getting a dual-link output from DisplayPort requires an active DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter like this one, though. Without that $100 part, you’re limited to single-link resolutions, and unfortunately we couldn’t get the active adapter to our lab in time. Looks like the 5760x1080 and 5760x2160 benchmarks later in this story will have to suffice for the time being.

  • phantomtrooper
    I would hate playing with that much black area between screens. I will stick with my 1080p monitor thank you.
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  • megamanx00
    :O They got two of those cards!! Lucky punks.
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  • megamanx00
    Glad they compared the 1GB and 2GB cards in a 3x1 setup. Glad I got my 5870 instead of waiting for a 2GB card :D. Even so, I want some thin bezel monitors before I hook up three of them. The bezel on my HP LCD is just to think so I'm not keen on buying another two.
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  • duk3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125322&cm_re=5870-_-14-125-322-_-Product
    Immediate availability? Yes.
    Even in stock! (When linked :P )
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  • magicbullet
    wow......i feel so poor.
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  • Should have just made the 5970 the eyefinity edition
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  • ltcommander_data
    So I guess Apple's miniDP connector is quite useful after-all and is now seeing adoption outside of Macs.

    It's too bad you didn't test GTA IV like you used to do. I believe GTA IV at max settings exceeds 1GB of VRAM usage so perhaps 2GB graphics cards may be of some use assuming the game isn't still CPU limited despite 12 threads with the Core i7 980X. At the very least, I'm guessing Liberty City at 6048x2276 would be amazing.
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  • mtyermom
    This begs the question: how long until we have zero-bezel displays?
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  • oldscotch
    Obviously, the best solution is a 3x3 grid of displays to make sure your centre focus is not interfered with.

    Lesse, that'd be 5760 x 3240.
    No sweat ;)
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  • So, I guess if you already have a 1GB 5870 and 3x1 Eyefinity setup, the only advantage of the 2GB version is being able to pile on the AA/AF effects and still have a playable frame rate.
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