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

Benchmark Results: DiRT 2

At 1680x1050 and 1920x1200, the 2GB card offers a couple extra frames per second with and without anti-aliasing, but it’s certainly not a $60 difference. Naturally, these aren’t the resolutions you’d be buying a 2GB card to play at, though. The same limitation that kept us from benchmarking 2560x1600 in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. applies here as well.

  • 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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