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XFX's ATI Eyefinity Video is Unusual

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.

  • False_Dmitry_II
    Teal'c PI. Keepin' it real.
    Indeed.
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  • Spanky Deluxe
    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
    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
    So real, you might die! In our massive REAL explosions!
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  • doc70
    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
    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
    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
    The computerized voice over and the /2118AD web address are obviously too subtle for you guys.
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  • IronRyan21
    DirectX 67? I sure hope we figure out some better technology by then.
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  • doomtomb
    This is pretty fucked up. I knew XFX had gone downhill but this is just plain ugly. DirectX67, so real you'll prefer it over the real thing? Feeling the searing pain of explosions? (A guy's head explodes) Having sex in virtual reality? Uhhh FCC, please get this one for me. Sorry XFX, but you aren't really being funny. I dunno about you guys but I can't wait for DirectX69 though....
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